MIAMI — The Miami International Boat Show kicks off this week at the Miami Beach Convention Center and the Sealine Marina and Yachting Center. The largest event of its kind, the show runs Feb.13-18.

The 62nd annual event will feature the latest powerboats, engines and accessories from more than 2,300 exhibitors on more than 2.5 million square feet of exhibition space. Show visitors will find new exhibition hours at the Miami Beach Convention Center, which will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Feb. 13; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Feb. 14-17; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Feb. 18. Visitors looking to test the newest powerboats will find them at Sealine Marina and Yachting Center, which will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.

In addition to the exhibits, the show will feature entertainers and interactive boating-related rides and games. For the second consecutive year, the show will host "Sunset Celebrations" from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on Feb. 14-16 along Convention Center Drive in Miami Beach. These happy-hour festivities will serve as the venues for contests and prize giveaways by local radio stations.

Tickets to the Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail-Miami, the show?s sail-only exhibition located at Miamarina at Bayside Marketplace, are available through the BoatU.S. Ticket Center at (877) 476-7683 or by visiting a BoatU.S. Marine Center or the Miami International Boat Show?s Web site at

Visitors can also purchase tickets Feb. 13-18 at the Miami Beach Convention Center and Miamarina at Bayside Marketplace. Admission to the Sealine Marina and Yachting Center location is free. Free shuttle-bus service will be available to transport visitors between the three show locations. In addition, there will be a passenger pick-up and drop-off at the Park & Ride facility on Watson Island.

Admissionn Prices

$15 for adults
$4 for children ages 6-12
$24 for an adult two-day pass, valid any two days Feb. 14-18
$25 for an adult multi-evening pass, valid any or all evenings from 5 p.m. to closing Feb. 14-18
$25 for Preview Thursday on Feb. 13