Thursday, April 19, 2012

Boating Events in Cali, TX, FLA, NOLA

This weekend's nautical events include boat shows, tall ships and much more...

The spring boating event calendar seems to be growing each week, and this weekend's calendar is no exception - we've got boat shows in California, Texas, Florida and British Columbia; tall ships in New Orleans, and much much more. So, let's get right to it. Here is this week's boat show round-up...

This Weekend's Boat Shows
As we promised in last week's round-up, there are a ton of boat shows this weekend, as well as the kick-off of OpSail 2012 in New Orleans... We'll highlight a few of the current boating events below, but you are welcome to jump ahead to the updated, easier-to-read FirstBoat boat show calendar.

Boating events already in progress...
  • OpSail 2012 began Tuesday in New Orleans in conjunction with NOLA Navy Week. OpSail is in New Orleans through Monday, April 23rd, and hits NYC a month later in time for Memorial Day Weekend.
  • This past Tuesday was also the first day of the Croatia Boat Show, which runs through Sunday the 22nd. 
  • Several boat shows started today and run through Sunday, the biggest of which is undoubtedly the Newport Boat Show at Marina Village in Newport Beach, California. Others include the Bay Bridge Marina (Stevensville, Maryland), the Texas Boat, RV and Outdoors Show in Corpus Christi, and the Victoria Boat Show in Victoria's Inner Harbour (British Columbia).   
There are also a few boat shows that begin Friday the 20th and go through Sunday the 22nd. These include...
  • The Lake Havasu Boat Show in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
  • The Lake of the Ozarks April In-Water Boat Show at Dog Days Bar and Grill (Osage Beach, Missouri). 
  • The Suncoast Boat Show at Marina Jack’s, Sarasota, Florida.
  • Lastly, there's the Southeast US Boat Show in Metro Park and Marina, Jacksonville, Florida.

Looking Ahead
NEXT weekend, our partners from BoatNameGear will be exhibiting at the Brewer Spring In-Water Boat Show at Brewers Pilots Point Marina in Westbrook, CT. If you are in Connecticut, please SAVE THE DATE and come visit us: April 28 - 29, 2012.
For more information about this show, please visit

CT is also home to a growing spring boat show called SailQuest. This time SailQuest is being held in Milford, Connecticut, May 18 to 20, 2012. More info

There are a few more shows, as well as links to the official websites of all these events and more on the First Boat boat show calendar

Did We Miss One?  Let us Know!
If we didn't mention a boat show this weekend, please comment on the Daily Boater Facebook page or here as a comment on Thanks, and see you at the next show!


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