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The West Coast’s largest collection of big yachts will be on display April 3-6 at the 41st annual Newport Boat Show, returning to Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach, Calif.

The annual exhibition is known as California’s largest show, presenting more in-water boats than any other West Coast venue, according to organizers.

At the 2014 event, show-goers will be able to step aboard and compare the unique features of more than 200 pleasure boats including new models, as well as ocean-tested brokerage yachts that come preloaded with amenities.

“We’re expecting this to be the largest show we’ve had in seven or eight years,” show producer Duncan McIntosh said in a statement. “More new models and products will be on display than we’ve seen in nearly a decade. The fleet of in-water larger yachts — 70-feet and above — continues to grow while the number of accessory exhibits is outstripping our ability to accommodate them all.”

This year’s event will offer more than 400,000 square feet of floating dock exhibits and boardwalk displays, plus a huge selection of boating accessories, electronics, gear and services.

The 2014 Newport Boat Show will feature the newest vessels to reach the Western United States, including the Prestige 500 fly, the new 85-foot Ocean Alexander, the pleasure boat Lady Diane and the 42-foot Nordic Tug, Khotoso.

Back for a second time at the show is the 108-foot vessel Argo, which will be on display by Rick Obey & Associates. Jackie Gleason’s former boat, Savoy, is also making a comeback to the show and will be shown by Scott B. Jones.

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