The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin will now include Strictly Sail Miami. More than 50 sailboats will now be located on Pier 9. It will also have a “Sailor’s Cove” tent that will be for accessories manufacturers, educational seminars and meetings with well-known sailing experts.

The show will also have a VIP experience that allows one-day entry with complimentary food, drink and entertainment as well as access to a luxury VIP deck with excellent views of the show.

Local food management firm Great Performances will partner with food trucks and restaurant favourites for a number of different food options at the show.

With the consolidation into one location, organisers have also streamlined transportation options to the show. Water ferries and water taxis will be focusing on traveling to the show from two key stops, Bayfront Park and American Airlines Arena. Complimentary shuttle buses will also run from downtown Miami. There will also be parking options near the event on Virginia Key.

The show will run from February 15-19, 2018.