The summer kickoff event will feature entry-level cruisers, luxury sailboats and personal watercraft.
SAN DIEGO―Are you looking for that perfect gift to buy your dad for Father’s Day? Consider making your way to Spanish Landing Park (East) in San Diego and attending one of the largest boat shows in the region. At minimum you’ll enjoy a day on the docks, checking out the latest in entry-level cruisers and an expanded selection of superyachts. And, who knows, you might find something you like!
The 16th annual San Diego International Boat Show, produced by Duncan McIntosh Co., returns to Harbor Island’s Spanish Landing Park (East), June 6-9. The boat show is four days of fun on the water for families and boating enthusiasts alike.
More than 150 boats will be on display at the boat show, including an expanded selection of 80-foot yachts (and larger). Also featured at this year’s show will be the latest in nautical gear, gadgets and marine accessories.
There will also be a variety of non-boating activities at this year’s event, such as face painting, a latex twist artist and several food trucks. Live entertainment will be available, as well as Fiddler’s Green Floating Tiki Bar.
A few yachts will be making West Coast debuts at this year’s San Diego International Boat Show. What follows is a quick sneak peek of what to expect at Spanish Landing Park (East).
Newport Beach’s Chuck Hovey is the exclusive West Coast dealer for Fleming Pilothouse Motoryachts. Chuck Hovey will be displaying the Fleming 55 at this year’s San Diego International Boat Show. Flemings hit a top cruising speed of 18 knots and feature flexible layouts. Also available to view by appointment: Azimut 58, Egg Harbor 48, Meridian 34, Crescent 115 and Horizon 106.
California Yacht Sales
Island Packet will be making its presence felt at the San Diego International Boat Show, courtesy of California Yacht Sales. Featured at this year’s show: Island Packet 370 and Island Packet 349. California Yacht Sales will also be presenting the 41-foot Alerion.
2019 Bertram 35
117 Yachts will present the new Bertram 35 at this year’s San Diego International Boat Show. Bertram rebranded itself in 2016 and already launched the all-new Bertram 61; up next is the Bertram 50. 117 Yachts in California and Baja California represent Bertram.
Beneteau will have 15 new sailboats and powerboats on display at the South Coast Yachts display. Making their respective debuts are the new Beneteau Swift Trawler 47, Beneteau GT50 Sport Fly, Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 and Antares outboard runabouts. South Coast Yachts will be presenting these Beneteau debuts.
Cruising Yachts will debut its Jeanneau 410 Sun Odyssey sailboat at the San Diego International Boat Show. Returning to the Cruising Yacht display will be the Jeanneau 440 and Jeanneau 490. Both yachts debuted at the 2018 boat show. Also on display will be the Jeanneau 349, Elan Impression 45 and Bali 4.1 catamaran.
Viking 37 and Sabre 42
Stan Miller Yachts is bringing the Viking 37 and Sabre 42 to the San Diego International Boat Show. Also available for viewing: the 55-foot Marquis and Boston Whaler 345. The team at Stan Miller Yachts can also share what’s on tap for Kadey-Krogen Yachts, SUMMIT MotorYachts, Back Cove, Mag Bay and Sanlorenzo.
A wide variety of cruising, family and fishing boats will be featured or highlighted by Crow’s Nest (such as a 38-foot picnic yacht).
Denison Yachting will showcase the 2019 Dufour 420 and 2001 Sea Ray 480 sedan bidge at the San Diego International Boat Show.
Silver Seas, meanwhile, will be on hand at the boat show to highlight Cruisers Yachts, Princess Yachts, Tiara Yachts and, in certain markets, Maritimo Yachts.
Don’t forget to visit Oil Filter Services, Spotless Water Systems and Sterling Associates for your other boating needs.
Boat show goers might also want to visit the Ensenada Cruiseport display. Ensenada is the first stop for boaters heading into Mexico. Representatives at the Ensenada exhibition can fill you in on all things you need to know about visiting Mexico’s first port of entry and the country as a whole.
San Diego International Boat Show’s hours are noon to 7 p.m. on June 6 and 7; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 8; and, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 9.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 off for those with military identification. Children 12 and younger are free with a paid adult.
Visit sandiegointernationalboatshow.com for more information.