Feb 28, 2019

Margriet Mitchell and Nick HarveyNew Jeanneau Prestige 590 makes its debut at the Miami International Boat Show

John Armstrong from Canadian Yachting was on the Prestige Booth at the Miami International Boat Show and discussed with Margriet Mitchell, Manager of Marketing and Nick Harvey, President of Jeanneau Americas, the countless numbers of innovations that went into the design of the new Prestige 590. John will be making another trip to sea trial the Prestige 590 and then do a full review in conjunction with Andy Adams from Canadian Yachting.

Jeanneau NC37 makes its debut at the Miami International Boat Show

Margriet Mitchel and John ArmstrongCanadian Yachting’s John Armstrong is pictured with Margriet Mitchell, Manager of Marketing for Jeanneau and Prestige of the Americas, standing in front of Jeanneau’s new NC 37, which has made its debut at the Miami International Boat Show. Stay tuned as Canadian Yachting magazine will be doing a full review of this magnificent example of Jeanneau engineering and design. Subscribe to CY here if you’re not yet on board!

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Tuesday, 08 March 2022 23:36

Dear Andy Adams: I am writing in response to your article on the Miami International Boat Show. We have just gotten back from the show and to say we were disappointed is a major understatement.

Tuesday, 25 February 2020 23:09

As we have done for many years, Canadian Yachting Media was at the Miami International Boat Show and also the Miami Yacht Show, two separate boat shows which were both held in Miami on the American...

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 02:29

Regal Boats launched its all new outboard-powered 38 XO Sport Yacht on February 14th at the Miami International Boat Show, the third in the company’s revolutionary XO Series. 

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 01:13

This is the second year that the Miami International Boat Show has been held at the Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key beside the Rickenbacker Causeway.

Monday, 22 February 2016 23:16

It was certainly a big change from previous Miami shows as the 2016 Miami International Boat Show opened on February 11th at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin.    

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