Big boats will be on display at Cabrillo Way Marina in L.A. Harbor.
The Southern California In-Water Boat Show will debut at Cabrillo Way Marina in Los Angeles Harbor along with several new boats that will be on display for guests to board and tour during the in-water boat show scheduled for Sept. 22-25.
The new fall show will bring more than 200 vessels of various makes and models to Los Angeles County. More than 60 booths will be onsite along with trailerable boats, marine accessories, a food court and concessions. Seminars are also scheduled for the four-day show.
“This brand new marina was made for us. Smack dab in the center of Southern California, dealers and brokers alike are signing up for what’s going to be one great event,” said Boat Show Producer Duncan McIntosh.
Trawlers, cruisers, sportfishers, sailboats, catamarans, motoryachts, dockage and tenders, paddleboards, engines, gear and accessories, financing and much more can be found at the debut in-water show where show-goers will be able to step aboard and compare the unique features of more than 200 pleasureboats.
Bali 4.3 Catamaran
Boat show guests will want to make sure to scope out the new Bali 4.3 Catamaran that will make its West Coast debut at the show.
Cruising Yachts will present this revolutionary cruising catamaran that comes equipped with unique innovations that provide the best of both worlds for yachtsmen: comfort and practicality.
Characterized by having a single area cockpit/saloon with a flush deck entirely free of bulkheads and accessed by a large retractable glass door, the yacht moves seamlessly from “cozy” to “loft” mode.
Enjoy the panoramic view of the sea while lounging in the large living space or sunbathing on the coach roof. The traditional trampoline is replaced with the large sunbathing area for added relaxation.
Natural light, large retractable windows, a generation galley and porthulls for natural ventilation are also features of this catamaran.
The Bali 4.3 is equipped with tanks for 800 liters of water and 800 liters of diesel, a 615-liter refrigerator with ice maker and chilled water dispenser, a 720 ah battery bank all controlled by touch screen.
Discover the exceptional 43 foot Bali 4.3 at the show located at the Cruising Yachts display. For more information, visit cruisingyachts.net.
Ocean Alexander Evolution 70
Boat show guests won’t want to miss the West Coast debut of the Ocean Alexander Evolution 70 – the first Ocean Alexander built at the company’s new factory in Florida.
Touted as a yacht that brings two world’s together, the Evolution 70 features a new look with Ocean Alexander’s hallmark safety and expert engineering.
On board you’ll have a clear sightline throughout the main deck to the forward sunpad; exotic-wood paneling and the same high quality cabinetry that has earned the company its international reputation.
Visit the Alexander Marine USA display or visit alexandermarineusa.com for more on this evolutionary yacht.
Mikelson Yachts will bring this custom-built, Tom Fexas designed luxury sportfisher to the show for show-guests to catch a glimpse of this ultimate family cruiser.
With a large salon boasting 360-degree windows, two to three-stateroom layout, and equipped with the Zeus Joy-Stick, even the most novice boater can easily handle this luxury sportcruiser.
The boat’s massive beam and low center of gravity make the Mikelson 50 one of the most stable platforms on the water making for a nice ride for anglers and guests aboard.
Standard twin 600 hp QSC Cummins “Common Rail” diesels provide the power to get to the fishing grounds while the semi-displacement hull gives her the economy of a long-range trawler.
Visit mikelsonyachts.com/m50 for more information or stop by the Mikelson Yachts display at the show.
Azimut 60 Fly
MarineMax will bring 60 feet of excellence to the show where guests can catch a glimpse of this unique yacht design.
The Azimut 60 Fly features sweeping views of the sea to provide those aboard with a serene and relaxing yachting experience. The unique design makes the luxury yacht its own private oasis.
Designed with a flybridge and cockpit among the largest in their category, this yacht is 60-feet of excellence built using the latest hull design. Large windows allow natural light to pour in to the cabins and living areas.
The Azimut 60 Fly has a top speed of 32 knots and a cruising speed of 28 knots.
See the Azimut 60 Fly at the MarineMax display at the show.
Making its way to Los Angeles Harbor via the Panama Canal on its own bottom is the Lagoon 630.
Built for boaters who want the features of a luxury motoryacht and an offshore cruiser, the Lagoon 630 allows for large coastal crossings aboard a luxurious vessel.
Features include teak flooring throughout the aft cockpit, a sun lounging area, wet bar and five different layout options ranging from four to six cabins. A huge saloon flooded with natural light, breathtaking views of the surrounding sea and spacious bedrooms with ample storage space are only some of the amenities of this yacht.
The vessel will be at the NAOS Yacht Sales display at the show.
Show-goers can come aboard vessels of all models and sizes to see the latest and greatest features and amenities that today’s top boat builders have to offer.
In addition to bringing the Azimut 60 Fly to Los Angeles, MarineMax will also have the Galeon 445 HTS, the Aquila44 and the Azimut 53 Magellano on display.
Schock Boats will have the Grady-White 33 on display and Inland Boat Center will showcase the Qwest Pro Fish 20 and Defiance 29.
The Beneteau Power and Sail lineup will be presented by NAOS Yachts and South Coast Yachts, which will include the 41.1, Sense 50, Beneteau 60, 48, 38, first 35 carbon, first 25., the Swift Trawler 30, Swift Trawler 44, Gran Turismo 40, Gran Turismo 46 and Gran Turismo 49.
Long Beach Yacht Sales will bring the Cutwater 24, 28 and 30 to the show along with the Ranger 23, 25, 27, 29 and 31.
Guests will also find a whole host of exhibitors both shoreside and in the water showcasing innovative products and services that make owning and operating a big boat more enjoyable.
Exhibitors include Mathieson Marine, a company that offers sales design, troubleshooting, installation consultation services, electric drive conversions, solar and wind power systems and more for boat owners; Electric Yacht of Southern California, a company that helps sailors convert boats from diesel and gas to electric propulsion systems.
Yacht Group will be onsite to provide information on its innovative technology —Yacht Protector, a wireless security and geo-location system that monitors your boat wherever you are, and Yacht Controller, which allows you to move freely about the boat while maintaining control of the engines and thrusters.
Learn about the latest gear, accessories inflatables and standup paddleboards (SUP) at various show exhibits. Volt Surf will be at the show with the latest in POP Paddleboards. For those searching for a new waterproof phone case, UGO Wear, creators of the world’s first 100 percent waterproof pack, will also have a booth at the show.
Boaters can sharpen their skills at seminars presented by experts and educators. Topics include “Power management and the Green Sailor,” presented by Mike Gunning of Electric Yachts of Southern California; The Mexico Tourism Board will present “Visit Mexico by Private Boat.” A complete seminar schedule can be found at socalboatshow.com/things-to-do/seminars/.
SailTime and the American Sailing Association will provide the instructional “Learn to Sail Hands-on Skills Training,” seminar multiple times each day of the show. Guests will spend 60 minutes on the water in this course designed for beginners. Register on socalboatshow.com or sailtime.com.
American Sailing Association will also unveil its new Sailing Challenge App at the show. Stop by the gaming stations to try out the app where you can compete and test your sailing skills.
Youngsters will enjoy a variety of activities at the Kids Zone.
And don’t miss the Anchors and Ales Craft Beer Garden where adults can enjoy a range of craft beers being poured by Anchor Brewing and the San Pedro Brewing Company.
Gourmet popsicles from Front Porch Pops and Mom and Pop Shop and refreshments can be enjoyed at the Dock Lounge furnished by Tidelli Outdoor Living. Various food trucks will be serving up delicious meals throughout the boat show.
Its central location (halfway between San Diego and Santa Barbara and just 22 miles from Avalon) gives guests a chance to explore many attractions after enjoying their time at the show. Local attractions include Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the L.A. Maritime Museum, Battleship USS Iowa, and the S.S. Lane Victory, Ports O’Call Village, the San Pedro Fish Market and the popular handmade artisan marketplace, Crafted at the Port of L.A.
Show hours are noon-7 p.m., Sept. 22; 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sept. 23-24; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 25. Admission: $15 for adults; children 12 and younger, free; $5 discount with military ID. Visit socalboatshow.com for more information. Cabrillo Way Marina is located at 2293 Miner St., San Pedro. If you take the Harbor Boulevard exit off the 110 freeway, Harbor becomes Miner Street and dead ends at the boat show.
Free parking and continuous free shuttle service will be provided from the Berth 46 parking lot located at the bitter end f Miner Street. Additional parking is available on a first come-first served basis at lots throughout the marina area. Please pay close attention to posted parking restrictions, access, and time limits.
For more information visit socalboatshow.com.
The Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc. is publisher of Sea Magazine, Boating World and The Log Newspaper, FishRap and Editor & Publisher and produces the Southern California In-Water Boat Show, Los Angeles Boat Show (Jan. 19-22, 2017), the Fred Hall Shows (March 1-5, 2017 in Del Mar and March 23-26, 2017 in Long Beach) and, coming later in 2017, a Central Valley Fred Hall Show at the Kern County Fairgrounds in Bakersfield), Newport Boat Show (Spring 2017), and the San Diego International Boat Show (June 2017).