Southern California Boat Show opens Thursday

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The inaugural 2016 show drew solid crowds.

The inaugural 2016 show drew solid crowds.

The second annual Southern California Boat Show starts Thursday and will continue through Sunday at the Los Angeles Harbor.

The four-day event will feature powerboats and sailboats, engines and gear, plus gourmet food trucks, a beer garden and daily seminars.

“The SoCal Boat Show is an all-in-one event for any present or future boat owner,” Duncan McIntosh, CEO of the event, said in a statement. “In addition to growing the number of boats and increased bulk dryland space to 32,000 square feet, we also added personalized concierge services, including a guest dock and water taxis for this year’s show.”

On display will be trawlers, cruisers, sportfishing models, sailboats, tenders and paddleboards. The show has also expanded its list of exhibitors to more than 60 companies. The Los Angeles Maritime Institute will present the Exy Johnson, a 110-foot-tall wooden ship that will be open for tours, and volunteers will be building a wooden sailboat at the show.

A number of boats will make their U.S. debuts. Denison Yachts will unveil the Dufour 56, and models from Prestige and Chris-Craft will make their first West Coast appearances in the Bayport Yachts display.

Other boats at the show will include the Hampton Endurance 720, the Bavaria Virtess 420 Fly, the 37 Marlow-Hunter, the 42 Europa, the Gran Turismo 40 and the Back Cove 37.


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