St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show

The St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, the largest boat show on the Gulf Coast, brings hundreds of powerboats and sailboats, including family cruisers, runabouts, fishing boats and sailing yachts, to the Progress Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park. The show is held annually in early December.

Exhibitors report strong sales at St. Petersburg show

Boat dealers, manufacturers and other exhibitors at the 36th annual St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show reported strong selling activity despite a 6 percent decrease in overall attendance at the four-day event. The number of new and used boats at the show rose 3 percent.

Q&A: Producer talks about the St. Petersburg show

The 36th annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Boat Show wrapped up Sunday. Final attendance numbers are currently unavailable, but I was able to catch up with Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III late Friday afternoon to talk about the pace of sales, show attendance, the overall health of the industry and the importance of educating potential…more

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A ‘beautiful city,’ a healthy show

St. Petersburg’s sparkling new waterfront provides a more conducive setting for boat sales Boat companies and dealers were busy closing deals and hosting sea trials for potential buyers in December after the St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show. Everglades Boats of Edgewater, Fla., for instance, sold a 243 center console with a second helm station.…more

VIDEO: St. Petersburg show reports attendance increase

The 2012 St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show wrapped up Sunday with a 5.2 percent increase in overall attendance compared to 2011. “All in all it was a good show with strong attendance,” said Ricardo D. Strul, vice president and CFO of Show Management, the company that owns, manages and produces the show. “The mood…more

VIDEO: St. Petersburg show sees first-day attendance boost

The 35th St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show got off to a strong start on Thursday with a 25 percent spike in attendance on the first day from last year. “We’re encouraged by the exhibitor participation and by the strong first-day attendance,” said Ricardo D. Strul, vice president and CFO of Show Management, the company…more

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