Thursday, September 13, 2012

International Boat Show Weekend

The fall boat show season continues with Cannes, Southampton, Newport and more...

Cannes Boat Show 2012
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The season started last week with a scattered collection of boat shows, mostly up and down the east coast. But this week the international boating scene really heats up with boat shows in the UK, France, and here at home in the USA in Newport, Rhode Island.
And please mark your calendars: one week from today is the biggest in-water boat show in our home state of Connecticut! Make plans now to check out the Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show at Norwalk Cove Marina September 20 - 23, 2012.

Read on for this week's boat show round-up, or jump right to the boat show calendar...

This Weekend's Events

This past Tuesday (9/11) was the first day of the International Cannes Boat Show, aka Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes, which calls itself Europe’s leading in-water boat show and the first international show on the annual boat show calendar. Perhaps it depends on when you start the annual calendar, because if you start in January, Miami would certainly give this show a run for its money. That being said, Cannes, which goes through Sunday, is a huge, respectable show with a large display of mega yachts. If you're in Europe this weekend, you should go to this show.

Newport Boat Show
Photo © 2012 Nautical Sites Media
While you're in Europe, check out the PSP Southampton Boat Show, which calls itself "Britain's Best Loved On Water Boat Show", and with good reason. You'll enjoy this show with over 100 sailboats and more than 200 powerboats on display, with many of them in the water. The Southampton show starts Friday, September 14th, and goes through the following Sunday, September 23rd at Mayflower Park.

Meanwhile, back here in the States... This year is the 42nd annual edition of the Newport International Boat Show, which runs today, September 13 through Sunday, September 16, 2012, and features more than 600 sailboats and powerboats in the water.

We're excited about this one because it's practically in our back yard... Let us know if you're attending the Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show at Norwalk Cove Marina in Norwalk, Connecticut, September 20 - 23, 2012. More info at:
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