2018 Orlando Boat Show Preview

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Information compiled and written by Nathan Wertheimer

Have you ever wanted to relax on the water in a boat? If you said yes, than this is the place to be this weekend for the Orlando Boat Show from August 17-19, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center West Building in Halls C & D (Westside of the Building). Show hours are Friday & Saturday from 10am to 8pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm. This show is known as Central Florida’s premier boat show with over 400 boats.

Admission is $8 at the door on the day of the show. Plus, kids 12 and under are free with adult ticket purchase. For early bird ticket online please visit https://orlandoboatshow.com/tickets .

It is only a short drive from Downtown Orlando to the OCCC. Get your GPS for the best travel route there. There is a surcharge of $10-20 cash/credit card for parking on the property at the OCCC. Parking is located in the back of the convention center. Sorry, there is no free parking around the OCCC area.

What you’ll see at this boat show is over 60 great vendor booths, 15 Central Florida local boat dealers, plus over 60 boat manufacturers, Meet Professional Captain Jim Ross, fishing skill competition, kids trout pond, and much more.

This boat show is produced and operated by Marine Industry Association of Central Florida (MIACF). The MIACF organization is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the promotion, protection and advancement of recreational boating and industry in Central Florida. The Orlando Boat Show is held once a year show in the fall only.

Upon entering the convention hall floor one will be amazed how many different styles, color, and sizes of various boats all under one roof. These are just some of the various watercrafts such as bow riders, pontoon boats, ski boats, cruisers, fishing boats, bass boats, and desk boats. Besides watercrafts there will also be marine electronics suppliers and boat accessories. Come meet with local dealers who will get you the best deal on any new and or used boat a this show. Attendees will be able board some boats with permission from a dealer. As a reminder please do not climb on any boats. Some dealers provide steps to get easy access to board some boats.

While at this show, don’t forget to play a crack-the-code and for a chance to win a $30,000 NauticStar 215XTS, from Boaters Exchange in Rockledge, Florida. Test your mind at this challenge. Freshwater or saltwater, the 215 XTS NauticBay is the perfect crossover. The wider 98” beam makes a stable fishing platform, easy to garage, and gets you in-and-out of those tight fishing  spots. And with the Star Performance System–it’ll  get you there fast! 3-across jump seats, 2 aerated live wells, 20 rod holders, built-in tackle storage and 2-insulated fish boxes are some of  the “loaded out” features that are sure to make the 215 XTS NauticBay our most popular bay boat.

This year’s features at the boat show are Twiggy Water-Skiing Squirrel, Landshark Seabreacher, and much more.

Stop and check out the final appearance of Twiggy the water-skiing squirrel. This squirrel will make her last appearance in her hometown of Orlando at the Orlando Boat Show before retiring. If you have seen Twiggy before, come wish her well. If you or your kids have never seen her show, this will be your last chance to see an unbelievable performance! She has taught kids and adults the importance of using life jackets while boating and brought joy to thousands. Don’t miss this great show!

The Seabreacher represents a dramatic breakthrough in recreational boating.  Unlike conventional watercraft that only operate on a two dimensional plane, the Seabreacher operates more like an aircraft with full three axis of control – pitch, roll, and yaw. This allows the vessel to carve left and right, jump over, dive under, and cut though the waves. The latest model is even capable of 360 degree barrel rolls on the water! See it close up at the show!

Finally, try your chance at the fishing skills simulator against catching a bull dolphin fish. Don’t worry you won’t get wet or tangled up in the fishing line. Attendees can reel in a bull dolphin fish in this virtue saltwater fishing simulator. Anyone can give it a try. Some young children may not be able try this fishing experience due to their age.

The Orlando Boat Show is very excited to bring back the Kids Trout Pond.  Children attending the show have the opportunity to catch a real live trout.  For many this may be their introduction to fishing and it has always provided a lasting memory for both parents and child alike.  It’s safe, fun and always catch and release!  See children faces
light up when they catch the big one! Sorry, attendee can’t take home the bass they caught.

This show would not be possible without these fine sponsors such as Boaters Exchange, NauticStar Boats, and Yamaha. Check out these sponsor booths at the show. If you have any questions or would like to be a vendor for next year’s Orlando Boat Show contact by phone at 386-943-8383 or email at contact@orlandoboatshow.com , or website at www.orlandoboatshow.com . If you like this article, then like it on our Otownfun WordPress account. Also, join to be one of our followers at otownfun on WordPress. For more great events, places, and articles, please visit us out at http://www.otownfun.com

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