The 2019 Stuart Boat Show
What a difference a year makes. The largest boat show on Florida’s Treasure Coast is not only growing, featuring more than 200 local, national and international displays, but is also improving the boat show experience to boot. Welcome to the 2019 Stuart Boat Show.
Air-conditioned, full-size coach buses (with bathroom) will whisk visitors from two parking locations: the new lot at the Martin County Airport (Witham Field) off SE Monterey Road and SE Flying Fortress Lane, and from the Wright Blvd. and NW Dixie Hwy. corner lot.
The Bahamas Pavilion is back, bigger and better than ever, and features numerous resorts and services with more interactive displays, music, and food. Speaking of food, the newly covered food court will provide greater comfort and highlight higher quality menu selections.
Even as guests walk the quarter-mile span of Old Dixie Highway at the foot of the Roosevelt Bridge and the more than 1,000 feet of linear dock, they’ll notice a wider variety of boats and gear from companies such as Aqua Sol Yacht Sales, Boat Owners Warehouse, E.J. Schrader Mattress Company, Freedom Boat Club, Seakeeper, and so much more.
From jewelry, T-shirts, hammocks, propellers, fishing gear, and electronics to the latest models of center consoles, sport fishing boats, pontoons, and personal watercraft to safety equipment, insurance, and financing, the Stuart Boat Show has something that will interest every boating enthusiast from the young to the young at heart. The Sea Tow Foundation will provide PFD-borrowing stations for children before entry onto the docks.
Six daily seminars will provide valuable information, including destination topics from Captain Chris, choosing the correct electronics from Marine Electronics of the Treasure Coast, children and adult fishing clinics from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and a special appearance by Paul Herbert from the reality TV show Wicked Tuna to answer questions and give autographs. Check out the seminar schedule on the Stuart Boat Show website.
Coming back as the show’s presenting sponsor, INFINITI brings their signature INFINITI mobile experience trailer as well as a lounge area and champagne bar. The new QX80 ill be on display showing off its 8,500-pound tow capacity. And if that’s not enough, be sure to enter the drawings for a two-night stay at Valentines Resort & Marina and a two-night stay at the Bimini Big Game Club in The Bahamas.
By Steve Davis, Southern Boating December 2018
Fri., Jan. 11 & Sat., Jan. 12 : 10am – 6pm
Sunday, January 13: 10am – 5pm
Children (12 & under): $7
South: 54 N. Dixie Hwy.
North: 290 N. Dixie Hwy.
(Dixie and NW Fern St.)
Stuart, Florida 34994
Sorry, no pets allowed.
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