Although it may not yet feel like it in many parts of North America, this is the first weekend of spring and there are several spring boat shows going on. Although it may not feel like it, spring really is in the air, and it is time to get ready for boating season. And there's no better place to prepare for the season than at a spring boat show.
More of this weekend's boating events are detailed after the pic...
|Yachts on display in Palm Beach. Photo courtesy facebook.com/PalmBeachInternationalBoatShow|
This Weekend's Boat Shows
Spring is here! But does it feel like it where you live? It does not feel at all like spring here in the Northeast, where snow flurries are currently falling outside our office windows (Wasn't it in the 70's at this time last year!?!)
Well, even if it doesn't feel like it, spring is here and boating season is upon us around most of the country. So if it's still too cold to boat, check out one of these boat shows this weekend to help you get ready for the boating season...
If you live in Florida, you have no less than THREE boat shows to choose from.
Florida's 28th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 21 - 24, 2013, claims to be one of the top five boat shows in the country - featuring more than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers.
Meanwhile, up near Orlando, the Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival is happening this weekend at Wooton Park on Lake Dora in Tavares, Florida.
And in between those two, there is the Vero Beach Spring Boat Show at Riverside Park in, you guessed it, Vero Beach, Florida.
Looking for a boat show outside of FLA? No problem, just find your way to these directionally named events...
The South West International Boat Show is going on all weekend at South Shore Harbour Marina, Bay Area Houston, Texas.
The Northwest Sportshow is happening now at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Lastly, there are two boat shows in upstate New York, one not far from Albany, and another further north up 87.
First, the Great Upstate Boat Show is going on through Sunday at the Adirondack Sports Complex (The Dome) in Queensbury, New York - not far from Saratoga.
Keep driving north and you may eventually run into the Champlain Valley RV and Boat Show at the Crete Memorial Civic Center in Plattsburgh, NY.
For more info on these and other events this weekend, check out our boat show calendar!