It’s boat show season! We had a great time at the NMMA Tampa Boat Show last weekend. Whether you’re an old salt or a newbie out on the water, Florida boat shows inspire, educate and entertain. As Florida’s boat insurance experts, visiting these events is one of the best parts of our job.
Surround yourself with others who share a passion for the water and further your seafaring knowledge. Florida boat shows are as close as one can get to a boating amusement park. Here are two local favorites that are coming soon!
Tampa Bay Boat Show
Head to the Florida State Fairgrounds September 21-23 for this boating extravaganza. Consider this event a huge sales floor filled with pretty much every type of watercraft imaginable, plus all the accouterments that come with boat life. Trailers, lifts, safety devices, and other accessories will be available en masse.
For the one-stop shopper, this is a dream opportunity: lenders will be on-site to make the purchasing experience seamless. You could arrive at 9:00 a.m. as a “landlubber” and leave a few hours later as the captain of a brand-new vessel.
Discover more before you go and plan your trip: https://www.tampabay.com/expos/boat-show/
St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show
Where better to hold an event that highlights the majesty of the sailboat than Downtown St. Petersburg? The Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin is a well-known hub for sailboats of all makes and sizes, and these are on full display November 29 through December 2.
This show is billed as the largest boat show on the Gulf Coast, and the weather is historically beautiful. Expect perks like youth fishing clinics and, of course, gorgeous powerboats and sailboats displayed and available for purchase.
Bonus: Our marine advisors will be on deck at the St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show exhibiting for four days.
Learn more here: https://www.stpeteboatshow.com
Don’t forget to visit W3 Marine if you do come home with a new vessel. A boat needs two things: a captain and a solid insurance policy. You’ve got the captain role down – leave the rest to us!