Boat Shows

Boat shows are a great way to learn about boating, research a new boat before purchasing one, or simply connect with others who enjoy boating.

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Boating can be a relaxing and enjoyable activity. It can also have its challenges – from identifying the right kind of boat, to maintaining, handling, repairing, and selling your boat. Because of this, boat shows are a great way to stay connected with the boating community and increase your understanding and enjoyment of boating.

There are various kinds of boat shows.  Some boat shows focus specifically on sailing and sail boats. Boat shows closer to coastal areas will tend to feature larger vessels, whereas inland boat shows will tend to feature smaller boats, such a fishing boats, fish-and-ski, and bowrider boats.

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Many boat shows offer special activities designed to highlight various aspects of the boating lifestyle.  For example, a sailing oriented boat show many offer seminars on how to captain or repair a sailboat. Fishing oriented boat shows tend to offer seminars around fishing from boats.

 

 

The Top 18 Boat Shows in 2012

Here are the U.S. boat shows you won’t want to miss during winter and spring of 2012.

New York Boat Show – January 4-8, 2012

Minneapolis Boat Show – January 19-22, 2012

Baltimore Boat Show – January 19-22, 2012

Central Gulf Coast Boat, Sport and RV Show – January 20-22, 2012

Louisville Boat, RV and Sportshow – January 25-29, 2012

Strictly Sail Chicago – January 26-29, 2012

Seattle Boat Show – January 27 – February 5, 2012

Atlantic City International Boat Show – February 1-5, 2012

St. Louis Boat & Sportshow – February 8-12, 2012

Montreal Boat Show – February 9-12, 2012

New England Boat Show – February 11-19, 2012

Miami International Boat Show – February 16-20, 2012

Strictly Sail Miami – February 16-20, 2012

Philadelphia Boat Show – March 2-4, 2012

Palm Beach International Boat Show – March 22-25, 2012

Northwest Sportshow – March 28 – April 1, 2012

Cabo Marine Show – TBA

Strictly Boaters Boat Show – May 4-6, 2012

 

 

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