Thursday, February 23, 2012

Boat Show Round-Up

All the boat and fishing shows happening this weekend, and pics from last weekend's shows...

Plenty of Sport and Boat Shows This Weekend. Photo © Nautical Sites Media

First, let's take a look at last weekend's shows... 

What you missed in New England
Our friends at the new nautical site, Northeast Boater, were on-site and they grabbed some pictures of both the New England Boat Show in Boston, as well as Connecticut's Northeast Fishing and Hunting Show, both of which wrapped up this past Sunday. More at

What you missed in Miami
We just saw a headline that attendance was down slightly at this year's show, but exhibitors are saying that both sales and optimism were high. Most people and publications focus on the big yachts when they discuss the Miami Boat Show, but the folks at Florida Sportsman Magazine took a different approach. Check out their pictures from Miami of the latest boats and gear that are, let's say, more realistic for the average boater, including the brand-new Contender 25 Bay, "a dual step bayboat from the well-known offshore center-console builder." More at

Coming Up: This Weekend's Boat Shows
There are quite a few shows around the world this weekend.

In the USA
Wednesday was the first day of the Buffalo Boat Show, which goes through Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, NY.

Today is the first day of the Omaha Boat, Sports and Travel Show at CenturyLink Center Omaha in Nebraska, the Springfield Sportsmen's Show (Mass), and the Sportsmen's Expo at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ. 

Friday marks the start of the Billings RV and Boat Show in Montana, the Boat Show in Springfield (Illinois), and the Roanoke Boat Show at the Roanoke Civic Center in Virginia.

There are two boat shows in the great white north this weekend. The Halifax International Boat Show in Nova Scotia runs today through Sunday, and the Victoria Boat and Fishing Show in BC starts Friday and goes through Sunday.

Dates, times and links to all these shows and more, including events this weekend in New Jersey and Croatia, can be found on the First Boat boat show calendar

Are You There?  Show us!
If you are attending a boat show this weekend, please post photos or comment on the Daily Boater Facebook page or comment on Thanks, and see you at the show!


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