Miami Boat Show 2019 Part 1
There’s something about yachts and boats that simply excites enthusiasts to the point of goosebumps across their skin. It could be the sound of the engines, smell of the salty ocean, or even the way the boats sway and move through the open water… Unless you have a seakeeper that is. If that’s the case you’re sitting in the ocean as still as a slab of concrete. Maybe, it’s just a hobby or something recreational that people enjoy. Regardless, the Miami Boat show this year has been a blast thus far, with people in attendance hailing from all over the world.
The latest and greatest tech and equipment hitting the market is displayed all over the show. Lively with warm and passionate enthusiasts, and charismatic exhibitors, there’s a bounty of really cool things to be discovered here. We hope to share some of these things over a few blogs, so we hope you stay tuned and SEA what we have to share. 🙂
Being the 78th Miami Boat show, this event hasn’t lost its luster at all among fans. The grounds are broken up into a few areas. In the center is food and beverage with a diverse selection of local favorite food. There are 6 main tents. Ten A and B being small boats, Tent C being small boats and Marine Accessories, Tent D being sport fishing, E being engines and accessories, J being Engines and personal watercraft. Behind all of the tents, there is a massive pier loaded with every kind of boat you could imagine. Everything from small skeeters up to massive luxury yachts. There’s every powerboat, yacht, and sailboat imaginable. One moment you might see a stunning Catamaran, or a massive Viking, or even a speedy Contender.
When first walking into the sportfishing section there was a booth for the business Weems & Plath where we were kindly greeted by a lady named Patricia. She showed us a new devices called the CrewWatcher. It’s a small electronic device that connects to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth, and can then be connected to your boats speaker system if you so choose. What it does is really cool, the people on your boat wear a small non invasive device, if someone falls overboard a sensor automatically sends a signal to your designated device on the boat, which then sounds an alarm. Pretty cool right? The CrewWatcher seamlessly alerts you if someone on your vessel falls overboard, reducing accidents and potentially terrifying situations.
Patricia also showed us some other cool things, like their attractive yachts lamps and lanterns. Modeled After the Davy lamp from 1815, these are completely safe to use in flammable environments. Weems & Plath also sells navigation tools, assorted safety devices, bells, clocks, weather instruments, and more!
Further down we found a tent selling an underwater LED dock lighting systems with lights so bright you could see a boats entire wrap job in the blackest of nights. They actually had to cover the majority of the light with a towel and could only turn the light on for a second just to not blind everyone in the room. Clearly the thing is meant to be underwater, but being on dry land, the thing was incredibly bright. You can find their dock light here.
Speaking of lights, we found another cool company with underwater lights called Illumisea. A guy named Ryan introduced us to their products. Illumisea is up and coming aquatic lighting company with both a variety of fishing lights and dock lights. Their fishing lights are the only on the market with adjustable brightness. With a whopping depth rating of 150ft 12,000 lumens of sheer light, they take it a step further by offering a 5 year warranty on your lights. Their dock lights aren’t a joking matter either, putting out 16,000 lumens.
Across the Sportfishing pavilion you could find a diversity of trolling lures, assorted tackle, rods, and apparel. Booths with a plethora of brands we’re lined up and down the pavilion. Brands like Redeye lures, Hook and Tackle, Pelagic Gear, Captain Harry’s, Guy Harvey, assorted Insurance Companies, Artwork, tech and more.
We will be back soon with more details so stay tuned!