Boat Show 101 – Beginners Guide to Boat Shows 

It’s that time of year again that all boat buyers and sellers look forward to – Boat Show Season! Boat shows are the best place to start whether you’re browsing, buying, or looking to stay up to date on the latest and greatest in the marine industry. Whether you are new to boating, experienced, or somewhere in between, we guarantee you’ll learn something new by attending a boat show this year.

There are plenty of reasons to attend a boat show beside walking the dock to see the latest models and boarding luxury cruisers. Keep reading this Boat Show 101 – beginners guide to boat shows! 

Whether you are browsing or buying, Boats for Sale offers the beginners guide to shows this season.

One-stop shop.

Boat shows offer you the ability to compare multiple brands and products all under one roof.

You can tour a wide range of boats to get a better idea if a specific boat type or make is right for you. Climb aboard and inspect the quality of construction, feel the upholstery, and tinker with the latest electronics and accessories. While walking the show, you can network with other boaters and share your experiences. There’s a special camaraderie in the boating community.

Great for learning.

Boat Show 101 – Expert Tip: Plan to attend an educational seminar led by industry leaders and manufactures.

Boat shows allow you to speak directly with boat sellers, manufacturers, and industry-related organizations. Every show has its own lineup of curated classes, in-depth demonstrations, and special seminars. Make sure to check out the show website to find a complete list of all their scheduled events and get signed up!

Hands-on experience.

Boat shows can be a good place to gain the practical experience you need to operate a boat.

There are always helpful boat demonstrations on boat safety, maneuvering a trailer, docking, and navigation. Some shows will allow you to get out on the water and try tricky processes to help you feel confident at the helm. It’s also helpful to watch certain maneuvers being done to help you gain a better understanding.

Family-friendly fun.

Boat shows are a great way to get the whole family involved in the boating lifestyle.

Getting excited to learn about boating has never been easier than attending a boat show. There are many kid-friendly exhibits with contests and play areas to keep them entertained. Some shows have added special activities ranging from fishing clinics to watersport lessons, while others may provide on-water or virtual instructions.

Deals, deals, deals.

Get special discounts and reduced pricing just by attending a boat show.

It pays to attend boat shows, especially if you’re in the market to buy a boat. Competition is high with manufacturers and dealers all in the same place, so it’s a great opportunity to shop around for a great deal.

EXPERT TIP: Learn how to shop a boat show to find your new boat.

If you’re new to boating, there’s no better place to learn, compare, and take advantage of special pricing. Everything you could ever want or need for boating and all the activities surrounding boating is represented at boat shows. Check out this calendar of boat shows to find one, then plan what you want to do and see before you go so you get the most out of it.