Even with two people involved—fellow offshoreonly.com columnist and speedonthewater.com co-publisher Jason Johnson and I—daily coverage of the Miami International Boat Show—is hectic. The first two days of the annual event, which finished its third year at the Miami Marine Stadium venue on Virginia Key, are the most important and they have us running flat out, head down and focused. Nothing else works.
What did you think—positive and negative—about this year’s Miami event? Photo courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great assignment and a good time. But when you’re covering the show in daily fashion, you have to—pardon the cliché—put on blinders and move forward. By the time you look up, especially if you throw a few boat rides into the mix, the day has ended. You’re out of time.
So in no small way, our Miami International Boat Show experience is completely different from that of folks attending for the fun of it. Of course, we face some of the same challenges such as getting to and from the event. But we don’t experience it the way a consumer does. And that brings me to the point of this column.
How did those of you who attended the event this year like the show?