St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show opens Thursday

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The 42nd annual St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show, which kicks off Thursday and runs through Sunday, will feature more than 400 boats on land and in water from nearly 250 exhibitors.

An expanded 47,551-square-foot exhibition tent will also house marine gear, accessories and technology, according to Informa Markets, owners and producers of the show.

This year’s show will feature new yachts, including Princess Yacht’s S66, Viking’s Valhalla V-37, the 70E Ocean Alexander, a Marlow Explorer 66E, the Grady-White 456 Canyon, Regal 38 XO and the Tiara Sport 43 LS.

First-time exhibitor Dorado Custom Boats will bring its 16 Skiff, the 23 SE, a 23 Pro Guide and Dorado 25 Flat Deck.

Complimentary sailboat rides will be offered at the show, along with cruising and sailing seminars. More than 60 free seminars will be given during the show.

Kid’s Fishing Clinics, presented by the non-profit, Hook The Future, will be available for children ages 4 to 16, with the first 250 participants receiving a free rod and reel.