Suncoast Boat Show

The Suncoast Boat Show brings hundreds of boats from the Gulf Coast's leading boat dealers and a range of marine electronics, products and accessories to Marina Jack’s in Sarasota, Fla. The show is held annually in April.


Suncoast Boat Show

Hundreds of boats, marine electronics, safety and maintenance gear were on display under sunny skies this weekend at the Suncoast Boat Show.


Small in size, big in sales

More boats were on display at the Suncoast Boat Show and visitors were willing and able to buy It might be small compared to the Lauderdale and Miami shows, but the Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota, Fla., this spring certainly attracted serious shoppers, manufacturers and dealers say. “The show was successful,” says Mike Adams, a…more

AUDIO: MarineMax talks about Suncoast show sales

In this audio clip, Tyler V. Choyke, general manager of MarineMax Venice (Fla.) reports a boost in sales at the Suncoast Boat Show and provides insight into the improving confidence of the boating consumer. MarineMax carries the Boston Whaler, Sea Ray, Azimut, Harris FloteBote, Bayliner, Hatteras, Meridian, Cabo and Mako boat brands. Click play to…more


Suncoast Boat Show reports attendance boost

Attendance at the 31st annual Suncoast Boat Show jumped 17 percent and exhibitor revenue increased by 9 percent, according to the producers of the show. The event, held April 19-21 in Sarasota, Fla., featured a combined 155 new and used boats in the water — an increase from 133 last year, according to Show Management.…more


VIDEO: Dealers optimistic after Suncoast Boat Show

The 31st annual Suncoast Boat Show wrapped up Sunday, with boat dealers and vendors saying attendance and business activity were strong. “We’re having a fantastic show with 20 boats on display and 13 new and seven pre-owned,” said Darren Plymale, general manager of Galati Yachts in Tampa, Fla., a Tiara, Cruisers and Viking dealer. “Traffic…more

Suncoast Boat Show under way in Florida

The 31st annual Suncoast Boat Show opened this morning in Sarasota and will run through Sunday at Marina Jack. Hundreds of boats from the Gulf Coast’s leading boatbuilders and dealers will be on display, along with a full range of marine electronics, products and accessories The show is produced by Show Management, which is owned…more

Suncoast Boat Show reports attendance, revenue results

Overall attendance at the 30th annual Suncoast Boat Show in downtown Sarasota, Fla., was down from last year by 18 percent because of heavy, steady rains on Saturday, but overall exhibitor revenue was up about 10 percent, according to Show Management, producers of the three-day event. The attendance on Saturday was down 50 percent, compared…more

VIDEO: Exhibitors report strong Suncoast Boat Show

Attendance numbers won’t be available until Tuesday, but boat dealers and manufacturers and vendors at the annual Suncoast Boat Show in downtown Sarasota, Fla., said Sunday that they were pleased with the turnout and called the show a success. Here’s a sample of what they had to say as the three-day event held by Show…more

Suncoast Boat Show opens today in Florida

Galati Yacht Sales, MarineMax and Cannons Marine – they’ll all have their boats on display at this year’s 30th annual Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota, Fla., which opens today. Boats from Tiara, Everglades, Boston Whaler, Sea Ray and Grady-White will be showcased during the event, which runs through Sunday in downtown Sarasota at Marina Jack.…more

Florida boat show rebounds after oil spill

The salesmen who were smiling through their Ray-Ban sunglasses this weekend at the Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota, Fla., were hiding a lot of old pain. By last spring, just when they thought they had navigated the reefs of the Great Recession, they were stuck talking their way past the huge oil spill that occurred…more

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