When we think yachts and Miami, we picture Russian-gangster types surrounded by pneumatic bimbos on a gold-plated pleasure craft.

Right now, however, it’s a mecca for the world’s most serious sailors as PUMA’s Mar Mostro—aka “Monster of the Sea”—is there for Leg 6 of the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race.

One of the world’s coolest, most high-tech and fastest yachts, the 70-foot Mar Mostro, manned by the PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG crew, will be in town through May 20.

The Downtown Miami Race Village at Bicentennial Park on Biscayne Boulevard will be celebrating all things sailing during the stylish stopover.

The PUMA QUAD, constructed of four repurposed shipping containers in the style of the “PUMA City” concept that traveled the Volvo Ocean Race course in 2009, is home to both a PUMA store and a rooftop bar—dubbed “Bar Mostro,” natch.

PUMA Takes Miami

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The PUMA QUAD also incorporates the PUMA Social Truck, PUMA’s social club on wheels that’ll be parked just outside.

All events are free and open to the public, if you can imagine such a thing.

The Volvo Ocean Race started on November 5 in Alicante, Spain, and the fleet is traveling 39,000 nautical miles through 10 ports, finishing in Galway, Ireland, in July 2012.

Mar Mostro’s arrival in Miami follows a strong performance in Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, the first leg win for the PUMA team in 2011-2012.

We’ll catch you dockside…