Los Angeles Boat Show opens Jan. 19

Four-day show shifts to the Fairplex in Pomona.

POMONA — This year’s Los Angeles Boat Show shifts inland as the four-day boating exposition opens Jan. 19 at the Fairplex in Pomona.

The 2017 Los Angeles Boat Show, which runs Jan. 19 to 22, features a variety of activities and entertainment to complement the large display of a range of boats.

The show stretches across four buildings and will also fill a large outdoor area with new 2017 boats, gear and accessories on display. Family is the theme of the 2017 Los Angeles Boat Show.

Family boats, fishing boats, bass boats, pontoons, custom performance boats, wakesports boats, deck boats, personal watercraft, pontoons, sportfishing vessels, runabouts, cabin cruisers, dinghies, inflatable vessels, kayaks and standup paddleboards will be on display at the show, while marine vendors preview their latest nautical products and services. There will also be special boating events and boat rides for kids and adults.

Custom builders participating in the 2017 Los Angeles Boat Show are Hallett, Shockwave, Nordic and Tahiti. SeaDoo and Yamaha will be featuring personal watercraft (PWC) at the show.

Boat attendees in the market for a new vessel will want to take a look at this year’s many featured brands, including Avalon Pontoons, Boston Whaler, Cobalt Boats, Defiance Fishing Boats, Interceptor Custom Boats, Larson Boats, Malibu Boats, Premiere Marine, South Bay Pontoons and Wellcraft Boats.

New brands on display will include, Cobalt R5 WSS, Southbay 523DC, Malibu M235, Axis A22, Sea Ray SLX 230 Wake, Boston Whaler 230 Outrage, Bennington 25 QSB, Nautique GS22, Centurion Ri257, Supreme S211 and Tiara 31, among others.

Exhibitors include Alexander Marine USA, Anglers Marine, Boat Bling Inc., BoatUS, Inmar Inflatables, Johnson Marine Supplies, Mastercraft Boat Co., Pacific Marine Center, SeaTow, Sea-Doo, Sun Country Marine and Tracker Marine, among others.

Everyone in attendance can enjoy a wide range of concession choices, including food, beer, wine and snacks.

The kids’ zone features zip lining, face painting and fun treats.

This year’s show not only has hundreds of boats on display and a kids’ zone but also an NFL Game Day Experience. The football-themed experience, which coincides with the NFL’s conference championship weekend, will feature a barbecue showdown, craft beer tasting, live music, contests, giveaways and interactive viewing areas with big screen televisions.

Drink specials will be available at the sports bar and game day viewing area. The sports bar area will actually be active throughout the boat show, meaning attendees can enjoy happy hour until 9 p.m. on Jan. 19 and 20.

Show hours are noon-9 p.m. Jan. 19-20; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Jan 21; and, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 22. Admission is $15 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. Active military, EMTs, police and fire personnel will be admitted at a $5 discount, with I.D.

Parking is $10.

The Fairplex is located at 1101 W. McKinley Avenue in Pomona. For more information on the Los Angeles Boat Show call 949-757-5959 or visit losangelesboatshow.com.

 

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Fast Facts: The Los Angeles Boat Show at a glance

WHAT:

The 61st annual Los Angeles Boat Show, a destination for boaters and outdoor enthusiasts. Attendees can discover the latest in sportfishing boats, performance boats, ski boats, cruisers, jet skis, pontoons, motorboats, catamarans, personal watercraft, dinghies and more.

WHEN:

January 19-22

WHERE:

Fairplex at Pomona

1101 W. McKinley Avenue

Pomona, California 91768

HOURS (rain or shine):

* Thursday, January 19: Noon-9 p.m.

* Friday, January 20: Noon-9 p.m.

* Saturday, January 21: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

* Sunday, January 22: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

WHAT TO SEE:

Hundreds of brand-new vessel models, personal watercraft and the latest electronics, marine diesel engines, equipment and accessories will be on display for four days. The show also features a Kids’ Zone and NFL Game Day Experience.

ADMISSION:

$15 for adults; $10 with military ID; free for children 12 and younger. Major credit cards accepted.

DIRECTIONS:

The Fairplex is located just north of the 10 Freeway in Pomona. If traveling west on I-10 exit Fairplex Drive and make a left. Then turn right onto W. McKinley Avenue. Those traveling east on I-10 can exit Orange Grove Avenue and veer right onto McKinley Avenue toward the Fairplex. Both exits have visible signage directing drivers toward the Fairplex.

PARKING:

$10 per vehicle.

MORE INFO:

For additional details, call the show producer, the Duncan McIntosh Co. at 949-757-5959 – or visit the show website: losangelesboatshow.com.