Nov 14, 2013 to Nov 17, 2013
One of the Southwest Florida’s most highly anticipated events is just on the horizon. The 41st Annual Fort Myers Boat Show at Harborside Event Center and City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin is coming Thursday, November 14th through Sunday, November 17th, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Widely considered the premier boat show on Florida’s west coast, the event will feature even more boats of just about every type and size imaginable. Show attendees can tour a large assortment of boat types both in, and out of water, luxury yachts and off-shore fishing boats to dinghies and kayaks.
New to the show this year guests can discover how easy it is to get into boating at the “You Can Afford to Go Boating” area in Centennial Park. This special section will include a display of boats that can all be purchased on a budget of $250.00 or less per month. Informational signs will accompany each boat allowing visitors to gather more information at their leisure.
Resorts and marinas will also be on hand to help guests plan stays and waterfront trips. Vendors will showcase the latest in boating accessories, electronics, marine financing and insurance, motors and fishing gear.
Now in its 41st year, the show will include seminars on fishing and boat safety with local guides on hand to answer questions and present instruction about Southwest Florida fishing. The show will also feature a large kayaking section with information about Lee County’s Great Calusa Blueway paddling trails and returning is the U.S. Coast Guard with their interactive Boating safety trailer displaying a variety of safety equipment.
“Our show continues to grow and this year's promises to be the best yet. There will be a large selection of boats, accessories and activities, all situated around the beautiful new downtown river basin and Harborside Event Center,” says John Good, event manager.
Food and beverages will be available inside the event as well as several new downtown venues. Admission is $10.00 per person, per day and free for children under 16 with a paid Adult Admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information about the show, visit www.goboatingflorida.com/41st-annual-fort-myers-boat-show.
About Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association (SWFMIA): The Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association is made up of a broad range of member businesses with an interest in recreational boating. The association plays an active role in the local community, working to protect the rights both of the boating consumer and member businesses. They operate the website www.goboatingflorida.com, a boating community hub for the latest news, resources and advice from industry experts. More event information is available on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GoBoatingFlorida, SWFMIA’s website http://www.swfmia.com and http://fortmyersboatshow.com.
Harborside Event Center
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