Upcoming Events December 22, 2016

Miami Boat Shows Update

On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, MIASF will host a Member Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Rusty Pelican to hear the latest updates on Yachts Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show in February. Speakers include Thom Dammrich, NMMA President, and Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist, Show Management President/CEO. Space is limited. RSVP to no later than December 28th. $25 for members, $30 for non-members.

Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo Florida

On January 16th MIASF CEO/Executive Director, Phil Purcell, will be presenting Marketing Electric Marine Technology at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Tampa, Florida, which will be held from January 16-18, 2017. The Expo is dedicated to showcasing the very latest and next-generation electric and hybrid marine propulsion technologies. A truly global event, with exhibitors and visitors from all over the world, Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo Florida is exclusively for people interested in green-marine propulsion. Electric and hybrid propulsion systems are quieter or even silent, meaning a smoother propulsion experience. With no gasoline or diesel engine, pure-electric engines have little or no vibration. There are other advantages including lower emissions and saving fuel cost, but also the convenience of marina- or harbor-side charging. Increased electrification means you can run more auxiliary systems, too.

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Member Business Luncheon

Please join MIASF at the Lauderdale Yacht Club for a Member Business Luncheon on January 24, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Updates to the MIASF bylaws have been proposed and are being presented to the voting members of the association for approval. To vote, members must be present at the meeting or have submitted a proxy in advance. For those who cannot attend, a Limited Proxy Form must be completed and submitted to MIASF no later than January 17, 2017. The proposed updates will bring the bylaws current with state and federal regulations, employee titles, board titles, and event dates to coincide with current operations. A full copy of the bylaws updates and a proxy form will be sent in advance to members. Cost for the luncheon: $25

Send electronic proxies and inquiries to, or physical documents to Patience Cohn at MIASF, 2312 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.

Additional topics will include an explanation of the benefits of the Foreign Trade Zone designation with FTZ Consultant Gary Goldfarb, and updates on the FEC/All Aboard Florida proposed bridge closure.

Marine Industry Cares Foundation Chairman’s Gala

Buy your tickets now for a fun evening of mystery, intrigue, and games at the MICF Masquerade Casino Night being held on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Gallery of Amazing Things. $100 ticket includes valet, full tasting stations, dancing, gaming tables, auction, and two complimentary drinks. The $175 VIP ticket includes valet, full tasting stations with expanded options, exclusive access to two private high roller lounges with distinct experiences, open bar, and upgraded custom cocktail options. Join MICF in helping children and families in need by purchasing tickets at

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