Boat Show
September 8-10, 2017
Yamaha Presents

Wilmington Convention Center, Port City Marina, The Shell and Battleship NC


Friday, September 8, 2017 Noon to 6pm

Saturday, September 9, 2017 10am to 6pm

Sunday, September 10, 2017 10am to 5pm


Adults (13 and Up):  $10

Two-Day Pass:  $15

Seniors (65 and Up):  $8

Military:  $5

Children (4 to 12):  $5

Children 3 and Under:  Free


Wilmington Convention Center, Port City Marina, The Shell and Battleship NC

515 Nutt Street and 1 Battleship Rd NE

Wilmington, NC 28401

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The Wilmington Boat Show

The Wilmington Boat Show launched 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. The Wilmington Boat Show is the largest of its’ kind between Annapolis, Maryland and Tampa, Florida.

This destination show will take place in several different venues including the Port City Marina, The Shell, Wilmington Convention Center and across the Cape Fear River at Battleship NC.

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. The Shell 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 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!

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Wilmington Convention Center, Port City Marina, The Shell and Battleship NC
515 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC and 1 Battleship Rd NE, Wilmington, NC 28401


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  • Yamaha

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