Thursday, March 06, 2008

Boat Shows Around the World

If you're looking for a boat show this week, you're in luck - there are several events sprinkled around the globe going on right now.

First, there's the 2008 Everett Boat Show at the Everett Events Center in Everett, Washington. Go for the boats, stay for the racing ducks. The show runs through March 9, 2008. See duck link for more show info.

Down the coast a bit is the Sacramento Boat Show, which calls itself the largest ‘all boat’ show in the Central Valley. Despite calling itself this, the event's website has an annoying motorcycle riding across the page right over the information you're trying to read about the show. I'll save your eyes the pain mine just experienced and simply give you the event information here:

When: March 6 - 9, 2008
Where: Cal Expo in Sacramento, California
Thu-Fri: Noon-9pm
Sat: 10am-9pm • Sun: 10am-6pm
Admission is free for kids under 12, and $10 for the rest of us. Save $2 with this coupon (PDF).

Additional boat shows this week and weekend

If you're in or around Europe over the next couple of days, you'll want to check out the HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show 2008 in the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition Centre, as well as the Stockholm International Boat Show. Both shows started a few days ago and run through Sunday, March 9th.

Additional boat shows going on now through March 9:

Austrian Boat Show

10th Auckland International Boat Show at the Viaduct Harbour

47th Japan International Boat Show in Yokohama (English)

13th Annual National Capital Boat Show at the Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, VA (starts March 7, 2008)

Cancelled: The Boat Show in Springfield (Illinois) due to major electrical problems. The show was scheduled for this weekend, but is being pushed back until May.

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