— Jennifer Thompson (@JenNmma) 8 April 2016
Miami International Boat Show: 25,000 people are expected to attend the show
Thousands of people are expected to arrive to see the more than 1,200 boats on exhibit. Due to the high volume of cars and yachts at the show, the Miami International Boat Show organizers and the media spurred the message that only people with pre-paid parking tickets would be able to park at the show.
In order to avoid traffic, attendees were advised to park in close by locations and prevent the local community from the extra hassle. The MIBS 2016 Organizers have arranged 12,000 parking spaces, primarily at Marlins Park and American Airlines Arena — up from about 2,000 spaces at the old Miami Beach Convention Center.
Free transportation across 16 locations is also available offering both buses and ferries. Water taxis and shuttles were also at disposal, taking place at Bayside, to connect to the main site.
The city delegation commuted aboard the 41-foot pleasure boat Recess. Whilst enjoying appetizers and fresh fruits on board, a notable traffic could be seen heading towards the show. Once at the show, a huge line of attendees was piling up to enter the Miami International Boat Show and experience super yachts first hand.
A number of visitors who caught a water taxi back to Dinner Key shared they enjoyed the ride. However, some visitors were not so lucky because they had to more than 25 minutes just to catch the ride back to Coconut Grove. The following days are expected to be stocked up with even bigger crowds as one boat captain had shared.