After a long hiatus the International Boat Show is returning to Miami for the 2022 show and we here at MTI couldn’t be more excited. The Miami area has for many years been a hub of boating around the globe and there truly is no better place to hold the International Boat show than in Miami Florida.
In January, the National Marine Manufacturers Association announced that the Miami International Boat Show would return in 2022 to its former and since-revamped Miami Convention Center location after a five-year stint on Virginia Key. For the most part, that news was celebrated in the high-performance marine industry and consumer worlds.
Randy Scism of MTI in Wentzville, Mo., said he appreciates the schedule change as part of the event’s wholesale relocation. Despite the high-performance catamaran and center console company’s prime (and accordingly expensive) end-of-dock display on Virginia Key, Scism was more than ready for a change. MTI will exhibit indoors as well as the Sea Isle Marina docks across the causeway from the renovated convention center venue.
“We’re excited to go back to the Miami Show and be indoors—I think it’s going to be great,” he said. “The traffic and the trip to get to the Virginia key was terrible. Lots of our clients quit coming to the show because it was so hard to access. We used to have clients come down every year and come see us and enjoy Miami, but it just got to be too much of a pain for him for them.
“We plan on having boats at the show and demos in the water,” he added. “It should be awesome.”