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Miami Boat Show - Beyond Boats! by admin

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.

Affordability Pavilion

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.

First Mate Yacht Care Boat Show Calender! by admin

Just in case you need a detailer, want  free t-shirt, or want  a job, here is our tentative boat show schedule for the '10-'11 boat show season! Newport Boat Show - September 16-19, 2010

Cedar Point Boat Show (tentative) - September 15-19, 2010

Norwalk Boat Show - September 23-26, 2010

Passagemaker Baltimore Trawlerfest - September 14-26, 2010

United States Sailboat Show (Annapolis) - October 7-11, 2010

United State Powerboat Show (Annapolis) - October 14-17, 2010

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - October 28-November 1, 2010

Miami International Boat Show - February 17-21, 2011

Palm Beach International Boat Show - March 24-27, 2011

Michigan City Boat Show by admin

Just can't wait for the Annapolis Boat Show or the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show to get your boat show season started? Then you are in luck! The Michigan City Boat Show is on tap this week starting on Thursday and going through Sunday. We will be there taking care of a few Edgewater Boats along with some new Formulas!

Nautical Mile Fun Day Recap! by admin

The Nautical Mile Merchant Association (NMMA, but not the NMMA) Open House was this weekend.  Many of the businesses between 9 & 10 Mile on Jefferson opened their doors this weekend in an effort to kick start the summer boating season.  There were hot dogs at a few locations (Emerald City and Harbor 9 I believe), and even a few dogs at Emerald City.

Donna, of Gifts Afloat, took a few minutes to fill me on most of the events taking place this past Saturday (video below), which included many of the businesses raffling off prizes (I'm still waiting for all of my winning phone calls).

I'm waiting until it gets warmer until I start downing the ice cream.  It is hard to go wrong with dogs, hot dogs, and boats!