Best Winter Boat Shows on the East Coast
Ready to escape the cold and dream of spring boating? Here is a list of great boat shows on the East Coast you can visit this winter. Pick a few on this list and head to these shows to get ready for boating season. This list features winter shows between December - March and is in no particular order.
1. Baltimore Boat Show: Baltimore Convention Center
Listed as Baltimore's biggest powerboat sale. The Baltimore Boat Show features a Friday Fish Fighting Tournament, the Miss GEICO Offshore Racing Boat, Super Thursday with one-day specials, Virtual Fishing Simulator, Annual Crab Picking Contest, Boating Skills Virtual Trainer, seminars and much more.
Hours: THU - FRI 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM | SAT 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM | SUN 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
2. Miami International Boat Show: Miami Marine Stadium & Basin
Escape to the sunshine state and shop over 1,000 sailboats and powerboats. This year the show features programs such as a Junior Captains Program for kids, you can purchase tickets for a VIP all inclusive luxury experience, and you can enter the Life Jacket Selfie Giveaway Contest.
Hours: THU - SUN 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM | MON 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3. New York Boat Show: Javits Center
The New York Boat Show is the longest running boat show dating back 115 years. This year show features a Boating Skills Virtual Trainer, Military/First Responders Day, Super Thursday one-day deals, Build-A-Boat for kids, and much more.
Hours: WED - FRI 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM | SAT 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM | SUN 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
4. Mid-Atlantic Sports and Boat Show: Virginia Beach Convention Center
The Mid-Atlantic Sports & Boat Show, also refered to as the Virginia Beach Boat Show, features both new 2020 model powerboats and deals on unused 2019 models. Fun for the whole family, this show has face painting for kids, boating gear, and anglers clubs will be on site teaching fishing techniques.
Hours: FRI 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM | SAT 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM | SUN 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
5. New England Boat Show: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
This show has a line up of seminars, Boating Career Day, kids' toy boat building, and much more. Over 300 companies exhibiting every product or service essential to boating.
Hours: MON - FRI 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM | SAT 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM | SUN 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6. Charleston Boat Show: Charleston Area Convention Center
This show features fishing seminars, a Women on the Water seminar, live music, SCDNR boating simulator, kids fishing seminars, and much more.
Hours: FRI 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM | SAT 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM | SUN 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7. Atlantic City Boat Show: Atlantic City Convention Center
"If you're in the market for a new boat, this show offers the unique chance to compare brands and shop for deals on 500 new boats."
Hours: WED - FRI 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM | SAT 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM | SUN 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8. Palm Beach International Boat Show:
Palm Beach International Boat Show features more than $1.2 billion dollars worth of yachts and accessories according to the show site. Hundreds of boats will be on display ranging from dinghys to super yachts.
Hours: THU 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM | FRI & SAT 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM | SUN 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9. St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show: Downtown St. Petersburg
Escape to the sunshine state to visit the St. Petersburg Boat Show. Attend seminars, walk the docks, sign up for free sailboat rides, and bring kids to the free fishing clinic.
Hours: THU - FRI 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM | SAT 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM | SUN 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10. Ocean City Seaside Boat Show: Ocean City Convention Center
This boat show has over 300 boats, 140 exhibitors, and over 50 boat dealers. Featuring sport cruisers, sportfish, center consoles, cuddy's and performance boats. The show is giving away a 18' Sweetwater Pontoon Boat and 40 HP Honda Motor.
Hours: FRI 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM | SAT 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM | SUN 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11. Maine Boatbuilders Show: Portland Sports Complex
Not your average boat show. At the Maine Boatbuilders Show you can check out fiberglass and custom wooden boat builders from the East Coast. This show features sailboats, powerboats, canoes, kayaks, row boats, boating equiptment, and manufacturers on site to discuss their products.
Hours: FRI & SAT 10:00 PM - 6:00 PM | SUN 10:00 PM - 4:00 PM