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.

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

St. Petersburg show opens Thursday in Florida

The St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, the largest boat show on Florida’s Gulf Coast, opens Thursday with upward of 300 boats on display and more than 250 exhibitors, according to Show Management, the company that co-owns, manages and produces the event. The 35th annual show, which runs through Sunday at the Progress Energy Center…more

St. Petersburg show plans new offerings

The 35th annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show will take place Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at the Progress Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park. Those who attend the Florida Gulf Coast’s largest show will find powerboats, sailboats, marine electronics and other products, as well as marine seminars and…more

Meeting set on Florida anchoring ordinance

The city of St. Petersburg, Fla., is hosting a meeting Tuesday to discuss proposed anchoring restrictions for city waters, and BoatUS is urging boaters, cruisers and those who benefit from the economic impact of boater spending to attend this meeting to have their concerns heard. The city is one of five municipalities in the state’s…more

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St. Petersburg show reports attendance boost

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — With four consecutive days of sunny skies, the 34th annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show wrapped up Sunday with a 18 percent increase in overall attendance, according to Show Management chief financial officer Ricardo Strul. “I think it was a great show in terms of attendance,” he told Soundings Trade…more

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SLIDESHOW: Exhibitors upbeat as St. Petersburg show opens

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Under sunny skies, the 34th annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show got off to a healthy start Thursday with a 25 percent increase in new boats and exhibitor revenue up about 8 percent, said Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, chairman and chief executive of Active Interest Media, the parent company of…more

St. Petersburg show adds boat displays

The 34th annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show runs Dec. 1-4 at the Progress Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park. This year’s show, composed of 25 percent sailboats and 75 percent powerboats, has 25 percent more on-land boat displays than the 2010 show, organizers said. The show…more

St. Petersburg show reports larger crowds

The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Power & Sailboat Show got positive reviews from exhibitors as larger crowds of interested buyers than in recent years came to the show, organizers said. Attendance figures were not released. The 33rd annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show took place Dec. 2 -5 at the Progress Energy Center for the…more

Interest is high at St. Petersburg show

Exhibitors are reporting a strong opening to the 33rd annual St. Petersburg (Fla.) Power and Sailboat Show, which runs through Sunday. Thursday morning, the opening day of the show, Scott Roberton, from MarineMax, had a steady stream of people coming to see the new 72-foot motoryacht from Hatteras. “People know that these are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities,”…more

Florida city to install security cameras at marina

The city of St. Petersburg, Fla., is planning to enhance security at its marina and port by installing 28 surveillance cameras next year. The Florida city’s project is part of Mayor Bill Foster’s effort to reduce costs by relying on technology, the St. Petersburg Times reports. The city council approved a $174,786 contract with SiteSecure…more

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