The final Southern California boat show for 2019 returns to L.A. Harbor’s Cabrillo Way Marina, Sept. 19-22.
SAN PEDRO—The Port of Los Angeles will cap off yet another summer with a boat show, as the 4th annual LA Harbor Boat Show comes to San Pedro’s Cabrillo Way Marina, Sept. 19-22.
The annual in-water maritime event to celebrate Southern California’s boating lifestyle will again exhibit a large selection of new boats and brokerage vessels. Scores of dealers, exhibitors, new and brokerage models, and vessel types will be on display at this year’s show, which also features boater education events and live entertainment.
Several Pacific Coast brokerages will be in attendance at the four-day show. The combination of new boats and brokerages gives the boating public a chance to do side-by-side comparisons, whether you are a buyer, seller or checking out the market.
Attendees will have the opportunity to check out catamarans, cruisers, dockage, motoryachts, paddleboards, sailboats, sportfishers and tenders. Also at the boat show will be vendors providing accessories, financing, gear and other services.
More than 60 exhibitors specializing in sailing lessons, guided cruising trips, outboard motors, onboard accessories, marine financing and yacht brokerage services will be on hand. On display at the LA Harbor Boat Show will be catamarans, cruisers, kayaks, motoryachts, paddleboards, sailboats, sportfishers, tenders and trawlers.
Dining options surrounding the LA Harbor Boat Show include 22nd Street Landing Seafood Grill and Bar, Bunz Gourmet Burgers, Crusty Crab, Green Onion Mexican Restaurant, J. Trani’s Ristorante, Pappy’s Seafood, Raffaello Ristorante, San Pedro Brewing Company, San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant and Sorrento’s Pizza House. Local accommodations include Doubletree San Pedro and Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel.
The new San Pedro Public Market, once completed, will feature dining, shopping and entertainment, all set to the industrial backdrop of one of the world’s busiest shipping ports.
The Los Angeles Harbor is a central point in the region’s coastline, also serving as the closest point to Catalina. The harbor area is easily accessible from throughout the Southland.
Show producer Tim Baker said Cabrillo Way Marina doubles in size during boat show weekend, with its docks filled with boats at various price points and geared toward every boater’s experience level.
The harbor area itself serves more than 22 million local customers yearly and reaches an upward of $300 billion in annual trade. Los Angeles city officials are in the midst of revitalizing the San Pedro waterfront. Ports O’ Call Village, for example, is currently undergoing a $100 million renovation, adding a new element to one of the busiest container ports in the world.
The boat show, meanwhile, kicks off at noon on Thursday, Sept. 19. Show hours are as follows:
- Thurs., Sept. 19, noon-7 p.m.
- Fri., Sept. 20, noon-7 p.m.
- Sat., Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Sun., Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission is $15 for the general public; those with valid military identification receive $5 off, while children 12 and younger are free. Parking is $10, cash only, and available at the end of Miner Avenue (Berth 46); a shuttle is available from the lot to the boat show.
Cabrillo Way Marina is at 2845 Miner St., Berth 43, in San Pedro. For the latest in show features and dealer information, visit www.LAHarborBoatShow.com. Tickets to the show are available for purchase on the website.
The LA Harbor Boat Show is produced by The Duncan McIntosh Co., publisher of Sea Magazine, Boating World, The Log Newspaper, FishRap, Editor & Publisher and OC Weekly; the company also produces the Fred Hall Shows, Los Angeles Boat Show, Newport Boat Show and San Diego International Boat Show.
Upcoming event dates include: Los Angeles Boat Show at Fairplex, Pomona Jan. 9-12, 2020; Fred Hall Show in Long Beach, March 4-8, 2020; Fred Hall Show in San Diego, March 26-29, 2020; Newport Boat Show at Lido Marina Village, Newport Beach, April 23-26, 2020; and, San Diego International Boat Show, June 11-14, 2020.