The marine industry just for Florida alone is a $1.79 billion industry, and Hurricane Ian devastated the western side of the state. With a massive commercial fishing industry, many people are expected to make their way to the boat show to find themselves a new boat.
“Why is it special this year? Sustainability is a theme,” national transportation insider Mike Caudill said.
With over 1,300 boats on display, Caudill said there is a boat there for everybody. Plus, he said that electric boats are the new thing in the boating world, trying to make boating more sustainable.