Boat Shows


2015 Boat Show Season

Posted by Lou on January 22, 2015 in Boat Shows, Boating News
The river hasn’t frozen over and we haven’t seen much snow but boating season 2015 is just around the corner! In a mere 45 days, the early birds will be de-winterizing and setting sail. If you’re thinking about buying a new boat or upgrading, attending a boat show is a great place to start. Here are the dates for the upcoming boat shows:

January 23rd – 25th

January 29th – February 1st

February 6th – 8th

February 20th – 22nd

March 13th – 15th

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2013 Prince William Boat Show

Posted by Lou on March 17, 2013 in Boat Shows, Boating News, Occoquan River, Potomac River

This weekend, for the fifth year in a row, the Prince William Marina is hosting the “Washington Capital Boating Show” along the Occoquan waterfront. The boat show will be running all weekend long, from Friday at 2:00 until Sunday at 5:00.

There is an impressive list of 50 vendors that will be in attendance. Prince William Marina is a Sea Ray dealership and they will have many new & used boats on display. This year promises to include a large number of boats to explore, as both Hoffmaster’s Marina (Chaparrel Boats) and Holly Acres (Bayliner and Regal Boats) will also have boats on display.

If you’re thinking about buying a boat or just counting down the days until summertime, you should plan on stopping by.

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2012 Boat Show Season

Posted by Lou on January 16, 2012 in Boat Shows, Boating News
 
The river hasn’t frozen over and we haven’t seen much snow but boating season 2012 is just around the corner! In a mere 45 days, the early birds will be de-winterizing and setting sail. If you’re thinking about buying a new boat or upgrading, attending a boat show is a great place to start. Here are the dates for the upcoming boat shows:
 

January 19th – 22th

January 27th – 29th

February 17th – 19th

March 9th – 11th

Prince William Boat Show

March 23rd – 25th

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2011 National Capital Boat Show

Posted by Lou on March 8, 2011 in Boat Shows, Occoquan River, Potomac River

The largest boat show in the Washington DC region takes place this weekend at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia. If you’ve got spring on your mind, check out the details! Saltwater fishing boats, ski boats, runabouts, motor yachts, jet boats, jon boats, PWC, bass boats, inflatables, deck boats and pontoons will all be onsite, ready for you to hop aboard.

Here are the boat show hours:
Friday, March 12, 2011:     12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 13, 2011: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 14, 2011:   11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

On Saturday from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, there will be four Washington Redskins Cheerleaders hanging out at the Prince William Marina (Sea Ray) booth, signing autographs.

Remember, boat manufacturers usually team up with dealers to offer special incentives during boat shows, so it can be a favorable time to buy a boat. If you are thinking about buying, maybe now is the time!

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2010 Boat Show Season

Posted by Lou on January 24, 2010 in Boat Shows, Boating News, Chesapeake Bay, Fishing News, Occoquan River

Once again, it’s boat show season in the Washington DC area.  There are 4 huge boat shows coming up soon:

Baltimore Boat Show: January 21-24
Fredericksburg Boat Show: January 28-31 (UPDATE: now begins on Thursday!)
Washington DC Boat Show: February 11-15
National Capital Boat Show (Dulles): March 12-14

The Washington DC boat show was postponed in 2009 due to lack of exhibitor financial strength. I have already heard some rumblings that the show may be canceled again this year. The National Capital Boat Show at the Dulles Expo Center has become the biggest, best show in the area.

Looking over new boats in 2010, the Sea Ray Sundancer 450 really jumps out at me: Zeus pod drives with joystick control, fiberglass hardtop with a huge retractable sunroof, and a well-appointed media room! Watch a video review.

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2009 National Hartbor Yacht Show

Posted by Lou on May 27, 2009 in Boat Shows, Boating News, Potomac River, Special Events

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The 2009 National Harbor Yacht Show is this weekend, May 29-31. Several local dealerships will be there displaying boats from 38 to 65 feet. These are the big dogs!  There will be lots of other vendors and wares on display as well.

Show Hours

Friday 12PM-9PM
Saturday 12PM-9PM
Sunday 12PM-6PM

Also this weekend, Tige Boats Pro Rider Daniel Watkins will be in Woodbridge, Virginia to lead a seminar on trick tips, boat setup, etc. For more info on giveaways and specials, click here.

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National Capital Boat Show

Posted by Lou on March 11, 2009 in Boat Shows, Chesapeake Bay, Occoquan River, Potomac River, Special Events

The largest boat show in the region takes place this weekend at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia. If you’ve got spring on your mind, you should cruise by to check out the 85 exhibitors. Almost all of the major boat manufacturers will be represented.

Here are the boat show hours:
Friday, March 13, 2009:     12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 14, 2009: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2009:   11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Prince William Marina and Hoffmaster’s Marina will both be onhand with large displays of new models. Boat manufacturers usually team up with dealers to offer special incentives during boat shows, so it can be a favorable time to buy a boat. If you are thinking about buying, maybe now is the time!

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Boat Show Season

Posted by Lou on January 29, 2009 in Boat Shows, Boating News

UPDATE: The Washington DC boat show has been postponed until 2010 due to the lack of financial strength of many exhibitors!  Huge bummer.

It is boat show season in the Baltimore/Washington DC area.  There are 4 boats shows coming up soon:

Baltimore Boat Show: January 21-25
Fredericksburg Boat Show: January 30-February 2
Washington DC Boat Show: February 19-22
National Capital Boat Show (Dulles): March 13-15

You can find more information about these boat shows in our Special Events calendar.  If you end up attending one of these shows, we would love to post your pics or hear you story!

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