Whether you’re hitting the water and buying a new boat or you’re looking to learn more about the latest developments in the marine industry, there are plenty of South Florida boat shows to drop anchor in 2019. There are plenty of boating events in Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, St. Petersburg, and beyond. Check out some of our favorite boat shows.

South Florida Boat Shows in the Fall and Winter

As we wrap up the summer of 2019, it’s time to look ahead to the Fall 2019 boat shows on the horizon. At Marine Diesel Specialists, our MAN engines experts are looking forward to several boat shows including:

  • 10th Annual South Florida Boat Show in West Palm Beach from Sept 14–15. This show features over 300 marine exhibitors selling everything from boats to knee boards. There will also be seafood vendors serving up lobster, shrimp, conch, and more. Tickets here.
  • Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in Fort Lauderdale from Oct 30–Nov 3. This is one of the best and most popular 2019 boat shows with over 1,200 exhibitors and over 1,500 boats on display. The Fort Lauderdale boat show is one that gathers international attention as one of the most frequented South Florida boat shows. More info on FLIBS here.
  • Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show in St. Petersburg from Dec 5–8. The show includes yachts, power boats, and sailboats. There’s also a tent on site packed with marine gear for yachting pros, novices, and everything in between. Tickets and info here.

Visiting South Florida Boat Shows

2019 is halfway over, but that doesn’t mean we’re through boat show season. There are plenty of South Florida boat shows to attend in 2019, along with boat shows in Florida’s West Coast. Whether you’re a new boater or you’re a sailing pro, there’s always something new to see at boat shows in Florida.

Headed to any 2019 boat shows? If you plan on sailing to boat shows, be sure to schedule marine engine surveys to ensure your yacht is in ship shape before parking on the dock of a boat show. Our team at Marine Diesel Specialists offers surveys, repairs, maintenance, and more. We also offer the best selection of OEM marine engine parts for sale online, so be sure to replace problematic parts before hitting the water and sailing to 2019 boat shows.