The 8th Annual South West International Boat Show Announces 2016 Shows

The region’s largest in-water boat show adds second show in fall 2016
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The 8th Annual South West International Boat Show Announces 2016 Shows

The South West International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the Southwest, and the premier sail and power show for new and pre-owned vessels, will hold its 8th annual event March 17-20, 2016, at South Shore Harbour Marina on Clear Lake, League City, Texas, located between Houston and the beaches of Galveston Island.

For the first time, the South West International Boat Show is adding a second show in September. The three day event will take place September 23-25, 2016, at South Shore Harbour Marina.

We are thrilled to give boating lovers not one, but two opportunities this year to see these incredible vessels up close and in their element,”

“We are thrilled to give boating lovers not one, but two opportunities this year to see these incredible vessels up close and in their element,” President of the South West International Boat Show Peter Bryant says. “Being able to see how a yacht or sailboat performs in water allows buyers to learn so much more about the vessel than seeing it on a trailer or showroom floor can ever do.”

Onshore, live music will provide entertainment and more than 200 vendors will offer a variety of services and products for the boating and outdoor lifestyle, including fishing gear, engines, apparel and outdoor equipment, in addition to a full range of marine electronics, sailing gear, accessories and hardware from top industry names. Dealers and manufacturers will also be on hand to provide valuable information and answer any questions.

Show highlights include Discover Boating with programs of one and three hours of hands-on, in-water workshops for all experience levels. All sessions are taught by USCG licensed captains who are professional, certified instructors.

The South West International Boat Show also offers a seminar series, covering a range of topics from cruising with couples and families to digital communication technologies and marine electric propulsion and many more.

All of the seminars will be held at the South Shore Harbour Resort & Spa, the official show hotel conveniently located on site, and hosted by technical experts, well-seasoned sailors, best-selling authors and world cruisers. The event also offers an annual Boat Show Cruiser Party on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Show Dates and Hours:

Dates Gate Times
Thursday, March 17: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, March 18: 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 19: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 20: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Adult tickets are $13 and two day tickets are available for $20. Seniors and military tickets are $11, children 6-14 years old are $5 when accompanied by an adult and children 5 and under are free.

Parking is free with complimentary shuttle buses available on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets will be available online beginning January, 2016