The Charleston Boat Show, now in its 38th year, is considered the kick-off event of the boating season in this coastal market. Due to its popularity and long-term success, the show is consistently sold out of exhibit space several months in advance.
The Charleston Boat Show is where thousands come together to celebrate life on the water, learn about the newest trends in the industry, become educated with great fishing seminars, and of course, the place to experience all the beautiful new powerboats at sale prices. There is no doubt that this market has great strength in the boating world, with its high quality boat dealers, local manufacturers and other marine related companies.
The Savannah Boat Show, now in its 15th year, is located on Hutchinson Island, Georgia, overlooking the Savannah River and on the South Carolina border. This show’s strength is its location, two hours north of Jacksonville, Florida, and two hours south of Charleston, South Carolina providing a natural magnet for attracting boating enthusiasts and exhibiting companies from all three states and beyond. The show primarily showcases powerboats. Savannah, like Charleston, is on the coast, which makes it a strong salt water fishing location. Each year, fishing experts are on-hand for seminars and demonstrations. The show also features boats overlooking the Savannah River and other maritime displays and exhibits. It’s one of the few winter boat shows in the country fortunate enough to have a water-front view. Whether it’s sunny or inclement weather, there is something interesting for everyone at the Savannah Boat Show.
The Charleston In-Water Boat Show takes place every April at the Bristol Marina and Brittlebank Park in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. JBM took the helm of this show in 2014, after a five-year hiatus. Under JBM, the show celebrated a very successful comeback, thanks to the support of the City of Charleston and the Bristol Marina, as well as the best boat dealers and manufacturers from all over the Southeast and beyond.
The Charleston In-Water Boat Show attracts a high-end visitor and due to the unique location is able to attract a wide variety of boat lines and types, from small fishing boats to grand yachts. The Charleston In-Water Boat Show is in a prime location on the west edge of the Charleston Peninsula overlooking the Ashley River. Consistently named the Best City in America by Conde Nast Traveler and one of the top tourism destinations in the world, the Charleston In-Water Boat Show is the place to be to celebrate life on the water.
The inaugural Wilmington Boat Show was held September 9-11, 2016 with rave reviews.
Wilmington North Carolina is the perfect location on the east coast for a major in-water boat show. With the tremendous amount of boating enthusiasts, boat dealerships, boat builders and other marine related companies, it’s the perfect combination for a tremendous in – water show. Add that to the incredible first-class new Port City Marina and its downtown location, a reputable and knowledgeable show management team and you have something special.
The show will be held September 8-10, 2017, at the Wilmington Convention Center, Port City Marina and Pier 33, as well as across the Cape Fear River at Battleship Park.