Thursday, December 09, 2010

Boat Shows in the Desert and in the Snow

Fishing and Boat Shows Around the World This Weekend from Syracuse to Saudi Arabia

Saudi International Boat Show is going on now
There are boat shows, fishing shows, charter yacht shows and boat parades all over the world this weekend. Unfortunately for us, other than the many boat parades, most of the big shows are outside the US until after the New Year.

A couple of the events we mentioned last week are continuing through this Saturday, including shows in Paris and Antigua.

Boat and Fishing Shows

In the Sand
You still have time to warm up down in the West Indies at the Antigua Charter Yacht Show through this Saturday, December 11th. If you miss the show, we're sure you'll probably still enjoy the beach.

The Saudi International Boat Show (picture above is from last year's show) doesn't actually have boats in the sand. In fact, in addition to all the deserts, the kingdom also has its fair share of coastline, including 1,640 miles along the Red Sea (according to our friends at Wikipedia). Anyway, there are sure to be some super mega yachts at the show, which is going on now through Saturday at Al Furusya Marina & Yacht Club in Jeddah.

On Ice
Prefer the cold? We've got that. You may enjoy the Syracuse Ice Fishing Show, this Friday through Sunday, at the Oncenter Convention Center in upstate NY.

We heard Paris got buried with an unusual amount of snow this week, but you can still have warm thoughts at a boat show. The Nautic Paris Boat Show is happening through this Sunday, December 12, 2010.

Boat Parades
Of course you don't have to like ice fishing to celebrate the winter season here in the States, and there are plenty of boat parades to help you do that. Of course many of them are in states where it's warmer than it is here in New England. Some of the boat parades to watch for this weekend include:

The 46th Annual St. Johns River Christmas Boat Parade in DeLand, Florida

Marathon's Boot Key Harbor Lighted Christmas Boat Parade in Florida

Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade in California

Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale

Key Largo Boat Parade in Blackwater Sound

As usual, the best way to find out if there is a boat parade happening near you is to do a google search for the phrase "Boat Parade" along with the name of your city, or call your local marina.

More information about these events and more can be found in our boat show calendar.


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