Thursday, May 06, 2010

Mother's Day and Boat Shows Don't Mix

It seems that only one out of 900 moms surveyed indicated they would like to spend Mother's Day at a boat show. A few countries, like the UK, celebrate their version of Mother's Day on a different date. This probably explains why two of the three boat shows this weekend are in the UK.

Friday is the first of the three-day, 11th annual, Cotee River Seafood/Blues Festival and Boat Show in New Port Richey, Florida. From the title it sounds like this show has it all... but wait! There's more! They also have a live alligator show every hour throughout the weekend, and a CCR cover band. What more can you ask for this Mother's Day weekend?

Also starting Friday is RIBEX 2010 at Cowes in the UK, which claims to be the world's only boat show dedicated solely to Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs). So, if you are looking for RIBs, try and get a flight across the pond to the Isle of Wight this weekend.

A more traditional boat show is also happening in the UK this weekend - the sixth annual Plymouth Sail and Power Boat Show 2010 is Saturday and Sunday at Queen Anne’s Battery in the UK. And yes, they will also have RIBs.

Next Weekend in Mystic
The Northeast Maritime Exhibition comes to Mystic Seaport - the world's largest maritime museum - next weekend, May 14 to 16.

Walk through history and find your future in sailing. Join our friends from BoatNameGear and see the latest boats and gear at the boat show, while you take in the historic sites of Mystic Seaport.

For more information about the Northeast Maritime Exhibition visit

As always, all boat shows, with links to the show websites when available, can be found on our boat show calendar.

See you at the show!


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