Byline: The Log Staff
NEWPORT BEACH — While there are many boat shows on the West Coast, there is only one Fall Yacht Show: the Lido Yacht Expo. The West’s largest in-the-water boat show is returning to Lido Marina Village Sept. 27-30, for its 34th year.
There’s no other place west of Ft. Lauderdale where boaters will find a collection this large of the latest big yachts, presented in the water. Lido Yacht Expo attendees will see many new models, along with ocean-tested brokerage powerboats and sailboats that come already equipped with long lists of luxury amenities. This annual exhibition — California’s premier Fall Yacht Show — attracts boaters from throughout the nation.
At the Lido Yacht Expo, show-goers will get a rare opportunity to step aboard, inspect and compare more than 200 of the West’s largest and most luxurious yachts. Attendees can explore more than 400,000 square feet of floating dock exhibits and boardwalk displays, and they will find an incredible selection of boating accessories and services along with the big boats and yachts.
This is not a show for personal watercraft or boats on trailers. The Lido Yacht Expo presents only the best-of-the-best in the boating world — including breathtaking luxury motoryachts up to 100 feet in length and a wide selection of 35- to 65-foot pleasurecraft, with sportfishers, long-range trawler yachts, sport yachts, family cruisers and motoryachts offering many dazzling options for show-goers to consider.
For more than three decades, the Lido Yacht Expo has become well known as the West Coast’s total one-stop shopping experience for boating enthusiasts and potential buyers. Whether you’re looking for the latest yacht, advanced marine electronics and gear to outfit your present boat, or essential yacht services such as marine financing and insurance, you’ll find what you seek at the Lido Yacht Expo.
This four-day event comes just once a year — and it is a “must see” for anyone considering the purchase of a large yacht. Not only will you see the West’s finest big boats and yachts at the Lido Yacht Expo, you’ll find them at special boat show prices. There are many great deals and incentives to be had — and low financing rates and marina slips are readily available — making this one of the best times in history to buy.
Lido Marina Village is located at Via Lido and Newport Boulevard in Newport Beach, one block south of Pacific Coast Highway. Show hours are noon-7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15 for adults; free for children 12 and younger. Admission includes access to free offsite parking and a continuous shuttle service.
The Lido Yacht Expo 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 Newport Boat Show. For more information, call (949) 757-5959 or visit lidoyachtexpo.com.