Headed to the Miami International Boat Show (not to be confused with the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show!), but want more to do than just looking at boats? No problem, there are a lot of people to meet and events going! Here is a brief overview from the show website:
Meet Russell Newberry, Star Deckboss from Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch
Russell Newberry landed his first Bering Sea crab job at age 24 aboard the fishing vessel Diamond Head. Over the years, he developed a reputation as a hard working, dependable “crustacean excavator”.
During the 2006 King Crab season, Russell landed a half-share job aboard the F/V Time Bandit, a featured vessel on Discovery Channel's reality show Deadliest Catch. When the rest of the crew quit, he found himself propelled to a full share job. His endeavors aboard the Time Bandit have been documented on TV and in the book "Time Bandit" by Malcolm McPherson.
2009 was a crazy year for Russell. He left port on the Time Bandit, only to find himself returning to port on another featured vessel the Wizard. When opilio season was over he moved to a new featured vessel, the Kodiak for king crab season—three crab vessels in one year—three very different operations—six to eight different captains! But one thing stayed the same—the crew; always tired, always wet and always watching each others backs. Learn more about Russell at www.dangerousdeckhands.com.
Appearance Times – Space 3114 Outside Patio, Miami Beach Convention Center Thursday & Friday:11 am–2 pm & 3 pm–6 pm Saturday, Sunday & Monday: 11 am–2 pm & 3 pm–5 pm
Discover Boating Resource Center
Interactive educational series and hands-on approach to training featuring on-the water clinics and fun! Pre-registration has begun sign up in advance for these opportunities. Pre-registration ends Thursday February 10th. On-site Registration will be available all days of the show at the Discover Boating Resource Center. Don't miss the boat!
Dive & Travel Harbor
Visit the best dive and travel feature in the continental United States – a true 'show within a show' for all diving and travel enthusiasts. From scuba products and gear to travel, resorts and boating destinations, you'll find it here! The Dive & Travel Harbor is centrally located on the first floor of the Miami Beach Convention Center with easy access to an outdoor demonstration area.
Big Game Room
Celebrating its eighth year, the Big Game Room returns with all of your favorite events! Have a drink at the Marlin Bar while waiting for the next educational seminar to begin. Take a walk over to the Bait Rigging Station and improve your rigging techniques. And of course you'll see the latest in products for the fishing world and destinations with the best sport fishing in the world. Don't forget to sign up for the Exhibitor Prize Give Away!! The Big Game Room has it all - don't miss it.
Think owning a boat is out of your reach? Think again! When it comes to enjoyable ways to spend your leisure time, boating is far more affordable than you may realize. Be sure to stop by space # 3549 and check out this special showcase of boats you can own for less than $250 per month.