Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Taxing Number of Boat Shows


Are you planning to spend your tax refund on a new boat? Or are you just looking for a way to blow off steam and celebrate the annual ritual of filing your taxes? Then this is the perfect weekend to go to a boat show! And it just so happens that there are plenty of boat shows to go to this weekend, around the US and around the world.

The biggest, at least in the US, is probably the 37th annual edition of the Newport Boat Show in southern California (not to be confused with Rhode Island).

Up the coast a bit you can find two boat shows in one at Jack London Square in Oakland. The Pacific Powerboat Expo and Strictly Sail Pacific are produced as 2 separate shows, but at the same location simultaneously. I wonder if they're talking to each other.

Other US boat shows include Jacksonville, Traverse City and Lake of the Ozarks.

Outside of the US this weekend? You're in luck if you want to go to a boat show, as there is Boat Asia in Singapore as well as the 2nd weekend of CBS. And if you're in the Middle East, why not stick around for the Bahrain Boat Show International which begins on Monday?

If you would like more info on these or any upcoming boat shows, visit the First Boat calendar.

(Photo courtesy of Strictly Sail website)

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