Friday, March 15, 2013

Green Beer at the Boat Show

This St. Patrick's Day weekend, there are boat shows in Maine, Mass, Michigan, Florida, NY and Canada...  

You may or may not find green beer being served at any of the boat shows going on this weekend, but we wouldn't be surprised if you do. A boat show on St. Paddy's Day Weekend - can you think of a better way to celebrate then by attending a boat show with your family and friends. It's the perfect time to get ready for boating season!

More of this weekend's boating events are detailed after the pic...

Robalo display at boat show
Robalo boats on display at last week's Philly Boat Show. Photo © Nautical Sites Media.

This Weekend's Boat Shows  

Welcome to the one weekend of the year when "going green" only means one thing. It's time to bring out your inner leprechaun and celebrate St. Patrick's Day, and there's no better way to celebrate then by attending a boat show. Seriously, this holiday is known as a religious holiday, as an Irish holiday, and as an excuse to drink green beer and eat corned beef and cabbage, but it never gets any credit for being a beacon of hope to boaters in colder climates that spring is finally upon us.

Boater,s let's claim this holiday for ourselves. Let's make St. Paddy's Day an annual date for making preparations for the beginning of boating season. Let's make it "Get Ready for Boat Season" Day!
  • Got your boat ready to launch? Do it on St. Patrick's Day.
  • Need a few things to make your boat spring-ready? Do it on St. Patrick's Day.
  • Ready to get some personalized boating gear this year?  Do it on St. Patrick's Day.
  • Thinking about upsizing to a slightly bigger boat for this summer? Do it on St. Patrick's Day.
  • Want to get a free safety check of your boat before the season? Do it on St. Patrick's Day.

And, of course, if you want to go to a boat show and arrange some of these last minute items, do it on St. Patrick's Day! Here are a few to get you started...

The Maine Boatbuilders Show at the Portland Company Marine complex starts Friday and runs through Sunday. Warning!You WILL want to attend this show if you watch this preview video:

The Panama City Yacht and Boat Show is Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Panama City Marina, Panama City Florida. Maybe this is where Florida residents go to escape all the incoming Spring Break crowds?

The Spring Boating Expo began yesterday at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. The event runs through Sunday. 

Meanwhile, back in New England, the DCU Center is home to the Worcester RV Boat and Camping Show in Central Massachusetts. 

New Yorkers have a boat show this weekend, too, and it runs through next weekend. The Wilton RV and Boat Show starts today and goes through next Sunday, March 24th, in Saratoga Springs. 

Canadians have two shows to call their own this weekend. The Moncton Boat Show is at the Moncton Coliseum today through Sunday in New Brunswick, and the Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen's Show began yesterday and runs through Sunday at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Alberta.

For more info on these and other events this weekend, check out our boat show calendar, and have a happy "Get Ready For Boat Season" weekend!


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