Friday, May 18, 2012

SailQuest, MarinaFest And More Boat Shows

There are a lot of great spring boat shows this weekend, including SailQuest in Connecticut...

Today at the SailQuest boat show in Milford, CT. © Andrew Canepari / Nautical Sites Media
SailQuest. MarinaFest. Which one is the best?

The answer depends on which side of the country you live in - This weekend you can find SailQuest in Milford, Connecticut, and MarinaFest in Marina del Rey, California. There are a few shows outside of the country as well.

Here is this week's boating event round-up...

This Weekend's Boating Events
Spring boat shows are back in full force this weekend, with events all over the world. We've highlighted all of this weekend's nautical events below; and, as always, you are welcome to jump ahead to the First Boat boat show calendar for a quick look at the lineup of boating events this weekend and beyond.

Featured Boat Show


Milford, Connecticut, nestled on the shoreline of Long Island Sound, is home to the SailQuest boat show this weekend. More info.
Friday – Sunday May 18 - 20, 2012
10am – 5pm each day
Milford Lisman Landing
37 Helwig St, Milford, CT 06460

*** Visit our friends at the Boat Name Gear booth at SailQuest and mention DailyBoater for a FREE t-shirt! (First 20 people only) ***

This Weekend's Other Boat Shows

Beirut Boat 2012
If you happen to be in or near Lebanon this weekend, we highly recommend the Beirut boat show, Beirut Boat 2012, which started this past Wednesday and runs through Sunday.

Exclusive Yachting (Greece)
Their country's economic turmoil may be making headlines, but the 10th edition of this in-water yacht and accessory show is going on in Kallithea, through Sunday the 20th.

Billy Creel Memorial Gulf Coast Wooden Boat Show
If you are in Biloxi, Mississippi, check out the classic boats at this event, Saturday and Sunday only, at Schooner Pier Complex.

Marina del Rey, California, is the home of MarinaFest on Saturday and Sunday, which is being billed as "a community-based waterfront celebration of the boating lifestyle with interactive, hands-on activities for all ages and levels of boating." 

Windmill Harbour Boat Show
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, is home to Windmill Harbour's 8th in water boat show with over 35 boats on display.  

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? Got Pics? Please Share!
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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