Wilmington Convention Center, Port City Marina, Battleship NC

515 Nutt Street

Wilmington, NC 28401


Friday, October 9, 2020 Noon to 6pm

Saturday, October 10, 2020 10am to 6pm

Sunday, October 11, 2020 10am to 5pm


Tickets On-Line Only

Friday Only (Adults & Children 4+):  $5
Adults (Saturday and Sunday):  $8
Children (4 to 12):  $5
Children 3 and Under:  Free

Water Taxi Location will be Battleship Park

The Wilmington Boat Show is designed to be a RETAIL SHOPPING VENUE. It will be held in three separate spaces which allows social distancing. There will be no VIP event, entertainment features, children’s activities, seminars, food trucks, live animal acts or areas where people can congregate.

The inside area of the show will be held in the Wilmington Convention Center and falls under the State’s Retail Sales guidelines which allows attendance based on a square footage formula.

The outside portion of the show will follow Governor Cooper’s latest mass public gathering number at the time of the show. The good news for the boat show is that the expansiveness of the marina and the pier allows the ability to social distance and for areas/zones to be sectioned off and monitored closely to stay within the State Guidelines.

Please refer to our complete COVID 19 Response Plan

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, and Wilmington Convention Center.

View the 2019 Boat Show Program


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

2020 Sponsors

Presented By

  • Yamaha

“This will be our second year as presenting sponsor of the Wilmington Boat Show, and we couldn’t be more proud to partner with JBM on such an outstanding show” said David Ittner – Manager of Tournament, Sponsorships and Pro Staff for the Yamaha Marine Group.  “This venue provides us the opportunity to work directly with our Boat Builders, Dealers, and provide our customers an opportunity to experience firsthand our new XTO Offshore Integrated Power System – the V8 5.6L Outboard along with Yamaha’s fully integrated boat control system – Helm Master”, said David. The Wilmington Boat Show is one of the best on the East Coast! 

Sponsored By

2019 Partners

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