Impressions from the Miami Boat Show 98
| The Miami Boat Show 98 runs from Feb. 12
through Feb 18, 1998 and has 1,700 Exhibitors (boot98 Düsseldorf: 1685), thereof 500 with
accessories, as well as 3.000 boats (boot98 Düsseldorf: 2.000) which makes it America's
largest boat show. It takes place in four different locations in and around Miami Beach.
SilviCamp attended the show with the goal to check out new accessories. Here are a couple of pictures from that visit posted live. Enjoy.
|This is Miami Beach, or to be precise, the beach of
Well, we weren't. But maybe there are better places which we just did not find. Try to find them here. We only had a couple of minutes until the show started to check out the scene.
There is more information on the boat show on their own home page:
|This is the main entrance to the Miami Beach
Convention Center which houses a large part of the boat show. There are three other
locations which are interconnected by a free shuttle bus.
|A view from the skywalk into only a small part of
the large exhibition hall.
Today, Friday, is 'Red Carpet Day'. Yesterday the access was limited to press and trade visitors, today the public is admitted at double of the regular $10 entry fee. This is a great idea as it keeps visitors limited to those really interested. These dedicated have more room to move around and more opportunity to get their questions answered.
As you can see the red carpet was really laid out.
|This hovercraft vehicle immediately caught our
attention. Wouldn't this be nice to tow behind the motorhome? Drives on land, water, snow
and ice und is unsinkable. Too bad you can't sleep in it.
More on the Hovercraft Concepts Homepage.
|One surprise after the
other: As we arrived at the accessories booths, we found this display: a direct comparison
between three water pumps: Rule, Attwood and Mayfair. Even with less nominal capacity, the
Rule pump outperforms both competitor's models. Even a short notice that the Mayfair pump
failed after only two hours of operation:
And in Germany? Guess we let the customer find out himself.
|Superbright energy saving lights at the Scandvik booth. It didn't take us long to realize the
Resolux from Stengel
|We'd love to have this great ceramic toilet from Jabsco in out motorhome.||With its 65kW of power this generator set from
Kohler could supply a small village. US$ 25.000 US$ isn't all that much.
|This is a nice way to hand out brochures and
information. There's no business like show business. Buyer Gordon Baxter from Australia is
obviously enjoying the conversation with Stacey Cerrito.
|This line of protective clothing with the fitting
name of 'BUZZOFF' looked very interesting. According to the manufacturer this suit
protects from all kinds of stinging and biting insects and was field tested in Labrador.
Verrrry interesting for hunters and fishermen.
| A word on the colors of this page: The pink
and the teal colors are colors you will find anywhere in Florida, in particular in the
Florida Keys. The teal is the color of the shallow waters in the sun, the pink the color
of the flamingos.
These colors always bring back memories in us of wonderful days spent in the Keys.
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