The Wilmington Boat Show launches September 9-11, 2016. The Port City is renowned as North Carolina’s most accessible coastal destination, nestled between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. This coastal gem will now be home to the annual Wilmington Boat Show produced by JBM & Associates, producers of the Charleston and Savannah Boat Shows.
This destination show will take place in several different venues including the Port City Marina, Pier 33, Wilmington Convention Center and across the Cape Fear River at Battleship NC Park. Wilmington Water Tours will taxi attendees back and forth for a true boat show experience.
Port City Marina opened in July 2015, and is the home for all in-water displays at the show. There will be a demo dock for serious boat buyers to take a spin. Manufacturers and boat dealers from the Carolinas and beyond will be on hand with their end of season deals as well as the newest models for the upcoming boating season. Pier 33 will have several boat displays along with music and food options. The Wilmington Convention Center will feature boat displays as well as marine industry exhibits. Fishing and sailing seminars and other fun events will take place there as well throughout the weekend. The famed Riverfront will have 70 vendors selling everything you need for your coastal lifestyle.
Park for free at Battleship NC, enjoy the land boat displays, kids’ features as well as food and libations. When you’re ready, take the complimentary Wilmington Water Tours taxi across the Cape Fear River for a brief and fun ride to the Port City Marina where you can access the rest of the boat show. When you’re done for the day, take a tour of the historic Battleship NC, walk to restaurants, check out the thriving downtown art scene, or explore the boutique shops. Make sure to save your energy, the Wilmington Boat Show runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday!