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South West International Boat Show Coming in MARCH

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Show includes Free Seminars and The Sailing Village

Presented by GEICO, the Southwest’s largest in-Water Boat Show returns to the South Shore Harbour Marina, Bay Area Houston, for the sixth year in March 2014 with over 400 boats in-water and onshore making it THE Premier Power and Sail Show for Texas!

The Show will again feature a variety of Sailboats from Jeanneau, Beneteau, Lagoon, J/ Boats, Catalina, Dufour, Hanse and Hunter to name a few – the largest display of Sailboats in the Southwest, alongside boats, ranging in size from 10ft-80ft+, including Motor Yachts, Powerboats, Pontoon Boats, Cruisers, Sportfishing Boats, Catamarans, Bay Boats and Ski Boats, with many available for demo at the docks!

This is the largest selection of both freshwater and saltwater boats, new and pre-owned, available anywhere in the Southwest – with pre-season specials and Dealer incentive programs available on many models.

Over 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.

Once again a comprehensive Seminar Program, featuring over 40 FREE seminars for Boat Show attendees, will be offered across the four days of the Boat Show. These entertaining and educational seminars, hosted by industry experts, will take place on site at the South Shore Harbour Resort Hotel and will cover a wide variety of topics, from weather and fishing to information on how to turn boating dreams into on the water reality!

Additionally, show-goers can sign up for one of the Discover Boating hands on skills training workshops, designed to add more fun to the boat show experience… and take boating skills up a notch. There’s something for everyone – from absolute beginners to seasoned skippers! Powerboaters may choose from four One-Hour Skills Building sessions and Sailors may choose from Two-Hour and Three-Hour Sailing Workshops. All sessions are taught by USCG licensed Captains who are professional, certified instructors, with registration on the show website.

For those who have never tried SCUBA but wanted to, there is the opportunity to take a Free SCUBA diving lesson in the 15,000 gallon Be A Diver Pool and take the first step toward a new hobby!

Show attendees can watch and be amazed as divers swim with sharks at the Live Shark Encounter – the only traveling Shark Show in the country and dedicated to the preservation of the species.

Or, get up close to the 7 time World Champion Miss GEICO Powerboat, while enjoying live music, craft beer tastings and exciting giveaways each day – a great line up of events for the entire family!

There’s so much to see and do at the Show, what about making a weekend of it and staying overnight at the South Shore Harbour Resort Hotel offering a Boat Show Package with accommodation, breakfast and two tickets to the Show, with details on the show website.

Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for Seniors/Military, $5 for Children 6-14, and Free for Children 5 and under.

Parking is free in the parking lots around the South Shore Harbour Resort, with free shuttle for overflow parking at the weekend.

  • Thursday, March 27: 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Friday, March 28: 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Saturday, March 29: 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Sunday, March 30: 10:00am-6:00pm

For further information regarding tickets, exhibitors, events, registrations and features please visit: www.southwestinternationalboatshow.com or Contact info@southwestintlboatshow.com

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