Winter boat show preview

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The 56th annual St. Louis Boat & Sportshow returns Feb. 10-14 to America’s Center and Edward Jones Dome.

This year’s show will include hundreds of exhibitors displaying the latest in boats, marine accessories and outdoor fishing and hunting travel destinations at some of the best deals of the year.

“The St. Louis Boat & Sportshow provides visitors with a unique opportunity in the middle of winter to take advantage of the best bargains of the season and experience all the outdoors has to offer,” show manager Mark Adams said in a statement.

“Whether you’re looking to enhance your current fishing and hunting outdoor experience, or just getting started in the process of purchasing a boat, this five-day event is the ultimate winter destination to view the latest in outdoor products, features and accessories,” he added.

Hundreds of boats and a wide selection of the latest outdoors accessories will be showcased at the 2010 event, totaling millions in merchandise. In addition to the latest boats and accessories, visitors to the 2010 St. Louis Boat & Sportshow can find a variety of special features, including an Affordability Pavilion, new pre-show shopping, archery competitions, boating seminars and more.

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The 69th annual Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami is set for Feb. 11-15.

The five-day event draws tens of thousands of visitors each year and hosts more than 2,000 exhibitors from around the world, filling the Miami Beach Convention Center and Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center with thousands of boats and hundreds of booths showcasing the latest gear and accessories.

For the first time, powerboat and sailing enthusiasts can gather in one location to see the best of everything as Strictly Sail Miami moves from its traditional venue at Miamarina at Bayside to Sea Isle Marina, joining forces with the Miami International Boat Show’s powerboat in-water portion.

“There is no other boating event in the world that provides boating enthusiasts with the opportunity to shop the best and biggest selection of boats and accessories at unprecedented deals,” said Cathy Rick-Joule, vice president of southern shows, in a statement.

Other features of the show include an Affordability Pavilion, the Big Game Room, Discover Boating Center, the Miami Herald’s Discover Boating photo contest and more.

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CrewShow, the only trade exhibition focused exclusively on professional yacht crew, is holding its first Caribbean event called CrewShow-St. Maarten, running Jan. 9 at Yacht Club at Isle de Sol, an Island Global Yachting marina.

The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals have signed on to sponsor this inaugural event.

“The quality of the crew is just as important as the quality of the yacht when it comes to successful luxury yacht vacations,” said Jennifer M. Saia, The Sacks Group president and charter specialist, in a statement. “This show will help crew to find the tools they need to do their jobs better, as well as giving us a new place to introduce them to some of the services we offer, together with our new strategic alliance marketing partner, IMA Yachts.”


4 comments on “Winter boat show preview

  1. Rollie Herman

    What about Seattle, the largest boat show on the West Coast? It runs from January 29 through February 6, 2010.

  2. Nicki Polan

    Also, the Detroit Boat Show, Feb. 13 – 21, 2010 at Cobo Center which features the premiere showing of hundreds of new 2010 and new non-current model boats, motors, trailers, accessories and more, ranging from 10- to potentially 50-feet in length, including: fishing boats, ski boats, pontoons, cruisers, inflatables, personal watercraft, antique boats, race boats and much more listed on 

  3. Barb Caster

    The Boating Industries of Upstate NY will host on Febuary 10-14, 2010,The CNY Boat Show and Sale which will showcase more than 500 all-new and new non-curent models of power and sail boats, including cruisers, sport boats, pontoon boats, and personal watercraft, along with a few luxury motor yachts on display. Come see the largest Upstate selection of boats on display in three huge buildings at the New York State Fairgrounds. Boats will be on display in the Center of Progress, Horticulture Building, and the huge Toyota Exhibition Building… over 300,000 square feet of exhibit space!   For more information go to

  4. Lucy Reed

    CrewShow is NOT the only trade exhibition show focused on yacht crew. The Triton just last week held its third Triton Expo, which indeed focuses on yacht crew. We had more than 50 exhibitors, seven seminar speakers, a satellite communications forum (which was attended by more than 50 captains and senior officers), a resume clinic (staffed by more than two dozen yacht captains) and more than 250 attendees. Please accept press releases with a grain of salt.

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