Information compiled 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 March 5-7, 2021, at the Orange County Convention Center West Building in Hall C, B4 & B3. 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 $9 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 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 cash/credit card for parking on the property at the OCCC. Parking is located in the in the back of Orange County Convention Center – West Building. Sorry, there is no free parking around the OCCC area. The venue address is 9800 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32189.
This show continue to work with local health officials and the Orange County Convention Center team to follow guidelines with respect to the safety of our staff, exhibitors, and attendees during the boat show, including:
• Masks are mandatory at the Orange County Convention Center during your visit.
• Limiting capacity and following social distancing guidelines throughout the show.
• A professional team will aggressively use cleaning and disinfection procedures on all boats constantly throughout each day of the show.
For all important safety guidelines, please visit https://orlandoboatshow.com/covid-19
Here are the sights and sounds of this event. What you’ll see at this boat show is over 80 great vendor booths, Central Florida local boat dealers, plus boat manufacturers, 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. For more information please visit miacf.org/
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.
Here are the highlights of this show. They will have The Twiggy and Roxie Show presented by Progressive, Go Boating Central Florida Seminar, and Danny Amir live on stage. Browse the many aisles of boats and much more! For show times please visit orlandoboatshow.com/events
Check out Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel and Roxie show. The Show times vary. Backed by popular demand. This show is back. It is recommended to get there early for the best seating for this show. This is one popular show you will not want to miss. Kids just love this squirrel. Sorry, no petting Twiggy. For more information please visit twiggysinc.com/
The Go Boating Central Florida Seminar. This seminar is only being held on Saturday only. Seminar times will vary. Towed Watersports Industry Veterans team up to discuss Towed Watersports Basics. Danny Harf is one of the key owners of Ronix and has made one of the most iconic marks in our sport. He is the first person to ever land the illusive 1260 and has arguably been responsible for inventing more tricks behind a boat than any other rider. Danny has won every wakeboard contest–including multiple National, Pro Tour, U.S. Masters and X-Games Championship titles–as well as Trick of the Year. He has also inspired others through award-winning wake videos like Defy, which earned “Best Video of the Year” and “Best Video Performance.” The Wakeboarding Magazine’s 2020 Legend Award Winner has also designed some of the most influential and best selling wakeboard products over the past 15-plus years. An overall industry Icon, Danny is focused on building towed watersports and is the co-founder and organizer of the Thigh High Surf Series — a four-stop Central Florida wake surf contest series.
Meet Danny “Dano the Mano” Amir, the voice of World Wake Association (WWA). He announces the World’s largest pro and amateur wakeboard & waterski events, and is currently the official voice of the World Wake Association (WWA). With more than a decade on the mic, Dano is one of the most recognizable names in the sport – a familiar face to the athletes, brands and fans that make it tick. He travels the world 10 months of the year – narrating competitions, attending & emceeing industry events and—most importantly—watching the landscape of towed watersports evolve. He is also the host and founder of The Golden Mic Podcast – the only podcast dedicated to all aspects of towed watersports, primarily wakeboarding and waterskiing. Further, he is the co-creator & event organizer of Feet on Fire, Twin Lakes CornFest and the Thigh High Surf Series as well as an ambassador of the Water Sports Industry Association. For more information please visit noiseofthenorth.weebly.com/
While at this show, don’t forget to play a crack-the-code and for a chance to win a $30,000 Yamaha SX190, from BMC Boats in Longwood, Florida. Test your mind at this challenge. Whether you are looking for your first boat or need a full-featured pleasure boat in a smaller package. is an all-around, generously proportioned sport boat packed with technology. Best of all, its lots of fun for cottagers, weekend warriors who tow their boats, and families who love watersports. For more information please visit www.bmcboats.com/
Also, 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.
Finally, this show would not be possible without these fine sponsors such as BMC 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 firstname.lastname@example.org , or website at www.orlandoboatshow.com .
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