Boat Show 101

Make the Most of Your Day

Not sure where to start?

What types of boats, accessories or gear are you looking for?

Use the product directory to find dealers with boats & products you want. No idea what you want? Visit and try the boat finder to match you with boat types that fit your needs.

Learn from experts and pros

Want to expand your knowledge? Or hone your skills?

Take advantage of onsite seminars and educational exhibits. Most are free—and a fun, entertaining way to learn.

Find family fun

Have your kids with you?

Enjoy the many family-friendly activities. There’s plenty to keep kids (and parents) entertained.

Make a deal

Unlike auto shows, you can buy a boat, at the best prices of the year!

Compare brands and models side by side. Ask about special financing, options packages and other incentives, too.

Look for the NMMA Certified Seal

Buy with confidence.

NMMA Certified boat and trailer manufacturers have been independently inspected to ensure they meet strict industry standards for safety and construction, as well as all federal regulations. Visit for a list of all NMMA Certified manufacturers.

Get social

Hop on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and follow your show’s social handle.

It’s a great place to find fun facts and show information—plus if you tag the show handle in your pics you have a chance to be featured on our social channels!

DOs & DON'Ts

A few gentle reminders before you climb aboard:

DO take your shoes off when asked.

DO keep your kids close to keep them safe.

DON'T bring food or drinks on board.