Posted on January 3, 2019

Boat Show and Expo Guide

Boat Show & Expo Guide

Written by ShoreMaster Marketing

Whether you’re looking for a new boat, interested in the latest boating technology, want to learn more about the waterfront lifestyle, or are looking for the best boat lifts money can buy, you might want to make a special trip out to a boat show or expo. Talking to dealers is a good way to get information on products before you buy them, but at a boat show, you’ll be able to talk to a wide range of experts on a variety of topics and see what’s new in the boating community. Boat shows are a great way to share your passion with other people and see what’s in store for your summer.

Keep in mind as we get closer to each of these 2019 dates that details are subject to change. In general, though, here’s what interested boaters are likely to find at each of these shows and expos. For a complete list of boat shows ShoreMaster dealer will be attending please visit:

Chicago Boat Show

When: January 9–13, 2019

Where: McCormick Place (South Building), Chicago, Illinois

What to Expect: You’ll find the latest in boating products and accessories, fishing gear, and marine electronics, along with hundreds of current model year boats to look at. You’ll also find just about everything you need for whatever you do outdoors. Check out a paddle sports demo, Raingutter Regatta, and sailing lessons and seminars while you’re there.

Atlanta Boat Show

When: January 10–13, 2019

Where: Georgia World Congress Center (Hall A), Atlanta, Georgia

What to Expect: Explore the latest boat models from Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Crest, and Tige. Connect with other boating enthusiasts and experts about boat features and innovations. Take advantage of fishing and sailing seminars, and don’t be afraid to bring the kids—Family Day has activities available for them, too.

Toronto International Boat Show

When: January 18–27, 2019

Where: Enercare Centre Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

What to Expect: Special Preview Day is Friday, January 18 from 2-8 p.m., which is a great time to talk to exhibitors, see boats, and have a crowd-free VIP experience. Women’s Day is January 20 and filled with seminars and guest speakers for women boaters. You’ll also find the world’s largest indoor lake, get to talk to the Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146 Griffon Search and Rescue helicopter pilots, and enter a variety of contests and giveaways.

Minneapolis Boat Show

When: January 24–27, 2019

Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota

What to Expect: Historic boat enthusiasts, this is the show for you. The Antique and Classic Boat Society of enthusiasts and nautical history fans have an antique and classic boat display to peruse. Non-history buffs don’t need to feel left out, though—the 2019 Minneapolis Innovation Awards will honor manufacturers and suppliers who bring new boats and marine products to the market. With exhibitors and professionals from around the world and across the industry, there’s something for just about everyone here.

Toronto Cottage Life Show

When: March 21–24, 2019

Where: The International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

What to Expect: If you’re into waterfront life, but not necessarily boating, the Spring Cottage Life Show might be for you and your whole family. Look at model cottages or connect with a realtor to find your new cottage or cottage location. Get inspiration for your cottage, kitchen, or garden, renew your Outdoors Cards, and learn valuable lessons on firefighting, fishing, wildlife, and more.

Grand Rapids Boat Show

When: February 13–17, 2019

Where: DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, Michigan

What to Expect: Find your next motor yacht, cruiser, runabout, fishing boat, or other watercraft at this expo by the Great Lakes. Board and check out some of the new boats and technology advancements that will hit the water this summer and think about what you might want to buy. There are five acres of power boats to check out, so you won’t run out of things to look at.

Get in Touch with ShoreMaster

No matter what you do on the water or where you do it, ShoreMaster can help you create your ideal waterfront. Superior construction and design combine with versatility to create truly personalized solutions for everyone passionate about their outdoor water activities. Contact us to get in touch with ShoreMaster or a ShoreMaster dealer.



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