As boat enthusiasts ourselves, we know how important it is to have access to the best boats and accessories. The US provides a wide variety of boat shows and festivals every year, allowing you to see all the latest models and meet with manufacturers face-to-face. We’ve collected some of our favorites into one comprehensive list below so that you can plan ahead when scheduling your next vacation or trip.
Fort Myers Boat Show
Location: Fort Myers Beach Marina
Date: March 11-15, 2023
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Tickets: $20 for adults and $10 for children
Stuart Boat Show
The Stuart Boat Show will be held February 15–18, 2023 at the Treasure Coast Fairgrounds in Stuart, Florida. This show is expected to draw more than 2,000 exhibitors and attract more than 250,000 attendees. Boating enthusiasts can expect to find everything they need for their next boating adventure at this event: from boat parts and accessories to every kind of watercraft imaginable.
The best part about attending events like these is that you get the chance to meet experts in their field who can answer any questions you might have about your current boat or what type of boat would be best suited for your needs. So while you’re not necessarily buying anything at these shows (except maybe food), there’s still plenty on offer if you’re interested in learning more about boating or just want a chance to see some amazing boats up close!
Miami International Boat Show
The Miami International Boat Show is the largest boat show in the world. It’s held annually at Miami Marine Stadium and open to the public, so you can go see all of the boats, docks, accessories and more that you’ve always wanted.
Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, Pride Park.
Date: February 15-19, 2023.
Hours: 9am – 7pm
Palm Beach International Boat Show
This is a popular show with lots of boats and plenty of vendors. It takes place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The show begins on Wednesday, January 15 and ends on Saturday, January 18. The cost to attend is $15 for adults; children under 12 get in free.
For more information about the show, visit their website at https://www.pbcboatshow.com/
Charlotte County Boat Show
The Charlotte County Boat Show is a great place to buy a boat, and it’s held at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds in Port Charlotte, FL.
The show is held in February.
Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival
- April 13-15
- Sarasota, Florida
- The event is held at the Longboat Key Club, a waterfront resort in Longboat Key just off of Sarasota Bay. The venue offers plenty of onsite parking and an easy commute from nearby airports. If you’re looking to spend some time exploring the region after the show is over, there are plenty of amenities like restaurants, bars and shops within walking distance from the venue.
Lauderdale-By-The-Sea Craft Beer & Seafood Festival and Boat Show
When: Saturday, April 12
Where: Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida
The best way to get there is via taxi or car. This event is open to the public and will feature boat show exhibits, live music and craft beer tastings.
Admission prices vary depending on when you buy your tickets and whether you want VIP access at an additional cost of $49 per person.
St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show
The St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show is one of the largest annual boat shows in the US and takes place in St. Petersburg, Florida. The show features more than 100,000 square feet of booth space and over 200,000 attendees each year. It’s a great time to check out new boats, learn about boating products and services (including insurance), meet experts in the industry and even enjoy live music!
Attendees can also participate in special events like fishing tournaments or listen to live music at night while they shop for their next boat!
If you’re in the market for a new boat, make sure to visit one of these shows.
When you’re in the market for a new boat, it can be hard to know where to start. It’s not always easy to find the right one for your needs at the best possible price. That’s why attending one of these shows is such an excellent idea. Here are some of their benefits:
- You’ll see all of your options laid out in front of you, so that you don’t have to go looking online or through classified ads and call around trying to figure out what boats are available in your area.
- You can test drive all kinds of boats at these shows—from jet skis and jet boats on up through fishing boats and yachts—so that when it comes time for purchase, there will be no surprises (like finding out that your family doesn’t fit comfortably into a given model).
- The attendees at these events are experts on boating equipment and accessories such as motors and electronics; they’ll be able to answer any questions about how these items work together within different models’ specifications. Plus they’ll give their honest opinion on whether certain choices seem overpriced relative others from different manufacturers’ lines; this information is invaluable when deciding which features are worth paying extra money for versus focusing more heavily on price point alone (which could lead people toward purchasing something without enough storage space).
Whether you’re looking for a new boat or just want to enjoy the festivities, we think these shows are worth checking out. Contact Us and let us help you find the right boat for your needs!