A great Florida boat show inspires novice boaters and seasoned captains alike. Nowhere else will you find such a large and comprehensive sampling of nautical products, and those working the shows often have a depth of knowledge they’re happy to share. Find your next vessel, learn about marine insurance coverage, and discover the newest technologies that make cruising the waterways enjoyable. Mark your calendar and plan to attend the best shows Florida has to offer. A few of our 2017 favorites are shared below.
Tampa Boat Show
Visit the Tampa Convention Center from September 8-September 10 to browse every type of vessel imaginable. A unique perk of this show is its Green Boating Zone, where Earth-conscious captains learn how to do their part to keep the waterways pristine. This Florida boat show features many opportunities for education, making attendance beneficial even for those who do not plan to purchase a new boat anytime soon. All the details are at this site: Tampa Boat Show
Tampa Bay Fall Boat Show
It takes the massive Florida State Fairgrounds to host this behemoth Florida boat show. Come September 22-24, the fairgrounds are chock-full of marine showcases. We’re talking boats in nearly every class and range, docking examples, safety equipment and much more. Lenders are even on-site to make the purchasing process seamless. This is an event where you could likely walk away from it having purchased a stellar vessel. More information is here: Fall Boat Show
Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show
From November 30-December 3, power boats, sailboats and an extensive collection of gear combine for the largest boat show on the Gulf Coast. Make the experience educational and enroll in one of the many clinics, and bring the kids along – the nonprofit organization Hook the Future will be there to teach young anglers. Find answers to any and all marine insurance questions at the Wallace Welch & Willingham marine booth. Cap off the experience with the Cruising Outpost Party on a floating barge hosted by Cruising Outpost Magazine. For all the details and must-see exhibits, visit Power & Sailboat Show.
Vero Beach Fall Boat Show
Variety, they name is Vero Beach. Interested in paddleboards? Pontoon crafts? Cruisers or fishing boats? If so, this is the Florida boat show to visit. Dealers and suppliers will be on-site during the event, which occurs November 18-19. All the information you need to plan your trip is at Vero Beach Boat Show. Enjoy free parking – and, unlike many boat shows of this caliber, free admission.