blank 08/03/15 08:24AM Lido Boat Show, Lido Yacht Expo, Newport Beach Boat Show

Newport Beach Lido Boat Show
September, 17-20, 2015

Lido Boat Show 2015 Best in the West

Lido Village
Newport Beach, CA

Thursday: Noon - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 10am - 7pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Lido Yacht Expo Marina Image

Best in the West!
Located in the picturesque Lido Village in sunny Newport Beach, California, the Lido Boat Show is the best place to sell big boats and yachts in the West! The show is the major Southern California boat show designed and produced specifically to draw customers of big boats and yachts along with the gear that makes owning one more enjoyable. The Lido Boat Show's continued growth over the past 37 years has created the word of mouth that drives buyers to the show. And with more than 200 big vessels on display, this is the one fall show that serious buyers won't miss.
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IBEX - International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference

IBEX - International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference 2015

IBEX is the largest technical marine event in the world, and the three most valuable days of the year for all marine professionals.

IBEX Louisville 2015 allows marine industry businesses and professionals to do business, share ideas, and accelerate new product development. See what’s new and what’s next in thousands of products featured by 510+ exhibitors.

IBEX Louisville 2015 - Learn from industry experts during IBEX’s Seminar Series, and view many new interactive displays. We’ll see you there! Register today at

September 15-17, 2015
Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY USA 40209

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blank 07/28/15 09:58AM Antique Boat Show, Classic Boat Show, Classic Car Show, Events, Wooden Boat Show

25th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show
Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

25th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show 
September 11 - 13, 2015
Mariners Landing Resort Community & Conference Center

Our 25th Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show at beautiful Smith Mountain Lake, promises to be a fun-filled opportunity to cruise the lake, display your boat, and chat with other antique boat enthusiasts. The Show's venue, at The Pointe at Mariners Landing, offers one of the most scenic vistas on Smith Mountain Lake.

Many thanks to all who helped and sponsored the 2015 show. 
Click here
 to view the thank you to our sponsors.

Click here for the 2015 Boat Registration Form.
Click here for the 2015 Antique Car Registration Form.
Click here for the 2015 Vendor Contract Form

The 25th Annual Smith Mountain Lake Antique and Classic Boat Festival
SEPTEMBER 11 &12, 2015

Mariners Landing Conference Center - 1217 Graves Harbor Trail
Huddleston, Virginia 24104

Excellent food, interesting vendors and friendly people will welcome you to this spectacular location on Smith
Mountain Lake! This great resort, with first class accommodations, docking, dining, and ambience promises to
make this one of the best shows yet! Come and enjoy antique and classic boats with other enthusiasts.

On Friday, you’ll have time to cruise beautiful Smith Mountain Lake and have a catered buffet lunch at The
Pointe with other classic boaters. Then wind down at an evening social to share your antique boating tales with
other enthusiasts.

On Saturday, it’s show day and time to showcase your boat for the public. Throughout the day, we will have
entertainment, vendors and crafts. As always, we will have souvenir shirts, antique boat merchandise and other
items on sale at our ship's store. For the kids, we will have a “decorate and sail your boat” activity and our
annual Youth Judging Event. There will also be a display of antique and custom cars for you to view as well. In
the evening, following a delicious banquet dinner in the ballroom at Mariners Landing Conference Center, the
day’s events will be reviewed and awards presented. In addition, a special quilt commemorating our Chapter’s
25th Silver Anniversary will be raffled off during the dinner.

On Sunday, you’ll have time to enjoy the Lake and visit with friends. Boat launching assistance available
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

We will continue our local judging format that will eliminate multiple awards and recognize excellence in many
categories. We welcome antique and classic boats of all types, interests and conditions.
Mariners Landing Hospitality will be offering special rates for lodging. To take advantage of this offer,
indicate that you are with the Smith Mountain Lake Antique and Classic Boat Club. Please contact the
Mariners Landing reservation desk at 1-540-297-4900. Details of the special lodging rates will be posted on our

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Mahogany & Chrome Boat Show on Grand Lake, Oklahoma
September 10-13, 2015

1967 Chris Craft Super Sport
Random 1967 Chris Craft Super Sport Image

Mahogany & Chrome Boat Show on Grand Lake, Oklahoma

Heartland Classics invites everyone to enjoy the hospitality and fun of our annual boat show.  Folks and boats will begin to gather on Thursday Sept. 10 for plenty of cruising around Grand Lake on Friday.  The home port for the show will be Arrowhead Yacht Club.  Saturday show hours 9:00 am to 4:00 pm are open to the public. 

Heartland Classics – A Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society
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blank 07/17/15 08:32AM Boat Show, Demo Boat Show, In-Water Demo Show, Sailboat Rides

August 27-30, 2015

CEDAR POINT SHOW ALREADY GEARING UP The Progressive North American In-Water Demo Show at Cedar Point may still be a couple of months away, but plans are already shaping up for the August 27-30 event.

Boat Show Hours

Thursday, August 27
Noon – 7:30pm
Friday, August 28
Noon – 7:30pm
Saturday, August 29
11am – 7:30pm
Sunday, August 30
11am – 6pm

“There is no doubt we will be expanding the show footprint this year,” says Ken Alvey, show manager. “The success of our Progressive Catawba Island Boat Show in early May at the Catawba Island Club, coupled with the fact that the boating industry is in full sales recovery since the great recession, is already generating requests from dealers for more display space, especially in-water space.”

One area that’s getting careful study is the amount of dock space available for boat demos. Unlike the CIC show in which all boats were able to do demo rides, the design of this show at Cedar Point that uses hundreds of feet of temporary floating show docks doesn’t permit all boats to be accessible for demos. Many are simply pinned in the marina.

“We’re doing our best to design more demo space because that’s become a hallmark of this show for many visitors,” explained Alvey. “We will have a record number of demo boats, that for sure, but we’re still trying to determine that number.”

Elsewhere in the show, available space is never a problem. The adjacent land space is virtually unlimited and the accessory tents can grow to whatever size is needed to fill exhibitor demand.

Attendance is also expected to grow significantly. “Last year, because we changed the show dates from after Labor Day to the weekend before Labor Day, lots of people were confused or just didn’t get the message,” Alvey noted. “We recognized that would likely happen. After all, the show had been held after Labor Day for more than 40 years.

“But the change was necessary to help show goers avoid the long traffic lines that happen when Cedar Point holds the very popular HalloWeekends beginning immediately after Labor Day. We wanted to make it easier for boaters to get to and enjoy the show, so we ‘paid our dues’ so to speak last year with the change. This year, we’re sure everyone will know the dates and attendance will see a marked increase again.”

The show at Cedar Point remains the oldest and largest in-water show held annually on the Great Lakes. More than 400 boats are expected to be on display in August, most in-water, when the event docks up for its traditional 4-day run. Updates and details will become available during the summer at:
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blank 07/15/15 02:39PM Antique and Classic Boats, Events, Hovercrafts, Muscatine Boat Show

Muscatine Boat Show 2015
'That Was Then, This Is Now' Muscatine Boat, Car, and Hovercraft Show

Muscatine Boat Show Poster 2015

September 4-6, 2015

Riverside Park   
100 Harbor Drive
Muscatine, IA 52761

Come to Southeast Iowa for a little bit of everything. This bi-annual event features boats, cars and hovercrafts. On Friday we invite everyone to go to the Chief Blackhawk Antique Motorcycle Rally and Races in Davenport, Iowa which is only 20 miles upstream.  This is the largest antique motorcycle gathering in the world and features old Indian Chiefs, Henderson, Matchless, Ace, and many others including Harley Davidson.  Friday night the antique motorcycles dating back to 1908 will be racing on the half mile dirt track.  See the American Pickers, Frank and Mike, who are there every year picking and trading.

Come to Muscatine and set up on Friday if you like and go to Davenport, or come in on Saturday morning for the show.  On Saturday our event features antique and classic boats, cars of all kinds, then and now, and this year the Mississippi River Hovercraft Rally.  There is also RC boats, airplanes, and cars in the park along with the Cardboard Boat Regatta and Gutterboat Nationals.  For more information go to Muscatine Boat Show Facebook page or

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blank 07/14/15 07:48AM Boating Safety, BoatUS, Life Jacket Loaner Program, Stearns Life Vests

BoatUS Foundation Has Everything to Start Your Own Local Life Jacket Loaner Site
Signage, Discounted Life Jackets, How-To Guide

One of the new signs available for your life jacket loaner program offered by the BoatUS Foundation for free.
Download hi-res photo.

ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 13, 2015 – Interested in establishing a life jacket loaner program in your local boating community but don’t know where to start? Does your club or business currently offer a life jacket loaner program but want to promote it more effectively with high quality materials? With a range of new free and low-cost materials available, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water can help you get a Life Jacket Loaner program off the ground or promote an existing loaner site.

“We have everything you need to make a new or current loaner program a success and be a great asset to your local community,” said BoatUS Foundation Outreach Manager Alanna Keating. “We have a new how-to guide with tips, discounted life jackets and all the materials and resources needed to start, expand and promote your program and help keep kids and adults safe on the water.” Everything is available at

The Foundation’s newly released “How To Set Up a Life Jacket Loaner Program Guide” provides step-by-step instructions and includes information on how to access free and discounted resources for your loaner program including promotional and educational materials and life jackets.

For a limited time, the Foundation is also selling discounted yellow and blue, vest-style, Type II and III “BoatUS Foundation” life jackets in infant (0-30lbs.), child (30-50lbs.), youth (50-90lbs.) and adult (over 90lbs.) sizes for $12 at Also available are Mustang brand Type II life jackets for infants, kids and youth for $25 – about half the retail price. While there is no minimum purchase, orders of five or less will be charged $2 per jacket for shipping. All funds go to support the non-profit’s boating safety and clean water programs.

Additionally, a partnership between the BoatUS Foundation and Stearns offers groups discounted life jackets directly from the life jacket manufacturer. There is a minimum order of 12 for the red and white, vest-style Type II and Type III jackets with infant to adult sizes available. Logo imprinting and shipping are additional. To order, see the how-to guide.

High quality preprinted and customizable educational and promotional loaner site signs, posters, flyers are available for purchase at discounted rates or you can download the print quality files as well as sign out forms and a life jacket fitting video at no cost.

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Super Boat International Livestream
Michigan City 2015

Click Below and watch the Super Boat International Race Series.

Super Boat International streams Powerboat racing to the world. On race-day (Sunday) videos, photos and text are uploaded and streamed to the web via livestream. Click any live race or past race and catch all the action, and it’s social media friendly. Share your comments. Also, you will see all of the upcoming events. You can choose to join livestream and get sms text messages when Super Boat is broadcasting live. In addition, you can chat live with us and enjoy the DVR functions of the videos. Finally, share, embed and email your friends your favorite videos.
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