FAQs

Below, find answers to some of the questions we hear frequently. If you have a question about a specific boat product, or service at the show, please contact us directly on 561 842 8808 or you can contact us through our contact form.

Where is the show located?

The 9th annual Southwest International Boat Show will be taking place at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Spa, located on Clear Lake, Bay Area Houston, from April 6th-9th, 2017.

When is the show?

April 6 – 9, 2017. Gate times differ day to day: Thurs: 12:00-7:00, Fri: 12:00-7:00, Sat: 0:00-7:00, Sun: 10:00-6:00.

How is this show any different from the Houston Boat Show?

The Southwest International In-Water Boat Show, is an enormously different experience from the long running Houston Boat Show. While both shows have boats, the similarities largely end there. With over 100 boats in the water, you have the opportunity to see each as they are meant to be, in the water, and ready to use. Most are also available to demo on-site with a scheduled appointment – try doing that at NRG Conference Center.

In addition to the demos of larger craft, being on the water affords us numerous opportunities for unique activities like in water kayaking and paddle boarding, wakeboard and water skiing demonstration by professional athletes, aquatic touch tanks, educational seminars, live music, great food and so many activities it’s impossible to convey them all here. Explore the site to learn more about all the activities available.

What will be at the show?

A huge variety of both power and sail boats in-water and onshore, from 10ft-100ft+, a full list of exhibitors can be found on the website, with more added each week as we approach the show.

In addition to the power and sail boats, there will be kayaks, jet skis and wake boards, along with accessories and services for the boating and outdoor lifestyle.

Are things for sale?

Everything is for sale! Unlike at a car show, All the craft available on display are for sale. If you’re interested in purchasing, just speak with a representative on site. or reach out to the contact listed on their exhibitor’s page and schedule an appointment. Many boats will be available for open water demos and test drives for serious buyers making the in-water boat show a one-of-a-kind boat buying experience.
If you think you might be interested in purchasing, check out this check list of boat features to compare while at the show, prepared by our friends at Discovery Boating.

Are pets allowed at the show?

Unfortunately, at this time the only pets we can allow on site are guide dogs or other licensed working dogs. If this change’s we’ll be certain to inform everyone and update this section of the site.

How do we get there?

Venue location: 2551, South Shore Blvd., League City, TX 77573

Drive South on I45 (Gulf Freeway) from Houston, exit at League City. Drive East to Marina Bay Drive (2094) – South Shore Harbour Marina is on the left.

Where can we park?

There is more than enough parking for everyone; check out the full list of lots on the Show Information pageShow Information page.