NEWPORT BEACH — The 37th annual Lido Boat Show – the biggest fall boat show in the West – opens Thursday, Sept. 17 at Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach and runs through Sept. 20. Along with the West’s biggest array of large yachts, the Lido Boat Show will present a wide selection of mid-sized boats, more than 200 powerboats and sailboats and provide visitors a first glance at some of the newest boats on the market.
Guests will not want to miss the new Azimut 53 Magellano as it makes its West Coast debut at the show. Described as a boat for cruisers, the Magellano 53 features spacious living spaces to allow for the upmost in cruising comfort. Three cabins, ample storage space, comfortable seating areas, a large cockpit and a hydraulic swim platform are also found on this luxurious cruising vessel that boasts sleek lines and the elegance of Italian style.
Alexander Marine will have the latest 72 foot motoryacht from Ocean Alexander on display at the show along with the Pursuit 365si. The 72-foot Ocean Alexander 2016 model features expansive spaces, large windows throughout giving the boat a light and bright interior. The new four stateroom layout with three heads provides owners with growing families the ability to fully utilize the boat. The motoryacht’s master stateroom boasts its own private entrance, easy access to the washer and dryer and the largest ensuite head to be found on a boat this size. The boat deck provides room for a tender in addition to a full serving bar, generous seating and a fully equipped helm station featuring Garmin electronics with helm seat controls.
“We’re seeing the net effect of an improving economy with more new boat models entering this month’s show,” said show producer Duncan McIntosh. “This promises to be the largest Lido Boat Show in nearly a decade.”
New to the show is the Lido Food Fest, which will run all four days of the show, and will feature delectable entrees from Slapfish, Cucina Alessa and Bluewater Grill. Enjoy food from local restaurants and vendors as you walk along the boat show docks.
Attendees can inspect and compare motoryachts, sportfishers, family cruisers, sailboats, long-range trawlers and sport yachts from top U.S. and international builders, represented by the West Coast’s top boat dealers and yacht brokers. The show will feature a selection of new models making their debuts, along with a remarkable selection of boating gear and accessories, marine electronics, engines, generators and yacht services.
Silver Seas will have the Cruisers Cantius 48 and Tiara 50 at the show, along with the new Tiara Q 44, which features a simple and elegant cabin with a queen berth, pantry stlye falley, full-beam swim platform and two entertainment areas.
Bavaria Yachts will have its 420 Virtess Coupe in the water along with Bayport’s Prestige 550 and Chaparral 330. Cruising Yachts, Inc. will showcase the Jeanneau 37 F Velasco power boat and Jeanneau 469 sailboat; Duffy will have its TriCat 16 LS on display.
Hampton Yacht Group California will have its Maritimo M50 in the water, and guests will want to stop by Heritage Yachts Elling 49 power boat and Marlow Hunter 33. Also on display will be Newport Boats Cranchi 55 and Regal 36; Newport Pontoons everglades 255 CC; and South Coast will bring the Beneteau GT 49, Swift Trawler and Oceanis 48 sailboat.
On land, guests can shop the latest in stand up paddleboard, kayaks, inflatables and other small water craft. Anglers Marine with Bayliner will showcase runabouts and a Crest 250 SLE Pontoon.
Sailboat enthusiasts can meet with sailboat manufactures at the “sailboat row” dock dedicated to new and used sailboats.
The Lido Boat Show is produced by the Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc., publisher of Sea Magazine, Boating World, The Log Newspaper, FishRap and Editor & Publisher, and producer of the annual spring Newport Boat Show.
Lido Marina Village is located at Via Lido and Newport Boulevard in Newport Beach, one block south of Pacific Coast Highway. Show hours – rain or shine – are noon to 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15 for adults and free for children 12 and younger – and major credit cards are accepted.
There’s free parking and a continuous shuttle, and guest docks are available for show attendees’ vessels up to 22 feet.
For an updated list of exhibitors, directions, parking and shuttle information, and additional details on the 37th annual Lido Boat Expo, visit lidoboatshow.com.