Thursday, April 20, 2017

Looking Forward to CT's First Boat Show of the Spring

We're excited to share a little local flavor with you here at the Daily Boater. The first spring boat show in our area is coming up in two weeks - the Connecticut Spring Boat Show. And we can't wait to get back to the island where it's held each year (actually, this is only the 2nd annual, so we're maybe we're being optimistic!)

There's nothing like an outdoor show to kick off the boating season. This one is especially unique - it's a boutique show, featuring a mix of new and brokerage boats of virtually all sizes and styles. Unlike a lot of boat shows in the area not located in Newport, this event actually includes sailboats among its exhibits. And did we mention this show is located on an island?

Below is the full press release about the show courtesy of WindCheck Magazine. We really hope you get the chance to experience this show.

A scene from last year’s CT Spring Boat Show. Photo ©


  • Brewer Essex Island Marina in Essex, CT

Dates and Times

  • Friday, May 5:  1 pm to 7 pm
  • Saturday, May 6:  10 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday May 7:  10 am to 5 pm

Regional Boat Dealers Gear Up for the 2nd Annual In-Water Connecticut Spring Boat Show in Essex, CT May 5-7, 2017

The Connecticut Spring Boat Show has announced the 2nd Annual 2017 in-water show dates of May 5-7, 2017 at Brewer Essex Island Marina located in Essex, CT.    The Boating Industry has come together to unveil some of the latest innovations in boating, offer purchase incentives and give consumers an ideal opportunity to compare different boats, dealers and options in one convenient location. Interested boat buyers will enjoy select opportunities for sea trials throughout the weekend; thus giving prospective buyers a unique ‘try-before-you-buy’ experience.  We expect more than 3000 people to attend the free show, rain or shine.

Visitors attending the boat show will enjoy seeing a wide range of new and brokerage, power and sail models of all sizes, 10ft to larger than 60ft including family cruisers, performance boats, downeast trawlers, day sailers, picnic, center consoles, runabouts, pontoon and inflatables.  Boat lines from American Tug, Beneteau, Bennington, Catalina, Chris Craft, Comitti, Cutwater, Defever, Dufour, Eastbay, Elan, Ferretti, Fortier, Grand Banks, Hinckley, Hunt, Legacy, Nordic Tug,  Novatec, Ocean Alexander, Post, Rossiter, Sabre, San Juan, Sea Ray, Southport, Tiara, True North, Velasco,  Windy, X-Yachts, and more will be represented.

In addition to boats on the docks, the show will have SUPs and kayaks, gear, accessories and service companies on site from Action Sports, Boaters Buddy, Boatique USA, Boat Name Gear, Brewer Essex Island Marina, CermaLube, Coolermate Insert, Freedom Boat Club, LeafFilter, NMI-Permateek, Pantaenuis America, Connecticut River Museum, Sails UP for Cancer, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, WindCheck Magazine and more to be announced soon.

Brewer Essex Island Marina is located on a 13-acre private Island, accompanied by a complementary ferry service, and offers 125 slips accommodating vessels up to 200’. The resort marina is family friendly and the popular Marley’s CafĂ© will be open for the weekend offering food and beverages with a portion of sales proceeds to be donated to Sails Up 4 Cancer.  In addition to the general event, a lively ‘Cinco de Mayo’ celebration is planned for May 5th from 5-7pm and will feature live Caribbean music and fare.

Historical Downtown Essex is located on the Connecticut River, a few short miles from Long Island Sound.  The small waterfront town is a boating, sailing and tourist destination featuring quaint shops, markets, and restaurants.   Bring your family and friends out to enjoy this boat show.

The show is a production of WindCheck Magazine and is sponsored by Brewer Essex Island Marina, Essex Boat Works, Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA) and YachtWorld.


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