Second-ever event at Cabrillo Way Marina will feature the latest in power and sail models, Sept. 28 to Oct. 1.
SAN PEDRO — The newest powerboats and sailboats will be on display during the final weekend of September at the Los Angeles Harbor as the second-ever SoCal In-Water Boat Show returns to Cabrillo Way Marina in San Pedro.
Doors officially open at noon at Sept. 28, with the show continuing through Oct. 1. The four-day recreational vessel showcase will again highlight the latest accessories, electronics, engines, gear and services.
Catamarans, cruisers, inflatables, kayaks, motoryachts, paddleboards, pontoons, sailboats, sportfishers, tenders and trawlers will be on display at the SoCal In-Water Boat show.
“The SoCal Boat Show is an all-in-one event for any present or future boat owner,” Duncan McIntosh, CEO of the SoCal In-Water Boat Show, said. “In addition to growing the number of boats and increased bulk dryland space to 32,000 square feet, we also added personalized concierge services including a guest dock and water taxis for this year’s show.”
Making their respective West Coast debuts at the SoCal In-Water Boat Show are the Hunt 32 and New Bertram 35. The Hunt 32 will be featured on a trailer, while boaters can check out the New Bertram 35 on water.
Bayport Yachts will be debuting Prestige and Chris-Craft boats on the West Coast, including 560 Flybridge, 460 Flybridge and 34 Catalina.
Making its U.S. debut at the SoCal In-Water Boat Show is the Dufour 56 (to be presented by Denison).
Other boats on display include Hampton Endurance 720 (Hampton Yacht Group), Bavaria Virtess 420 Fly (JK3 Yachts), 37 Marlow-Hunter (Seacoast-Heritage), 42 Europa (Selene California), Gran Turismo 40 (South Coast Yachts) and Back Cove 37 (Stan Miller Yachts).
Don’t forget to also visit the exhibitions at Cabrillo Way Marina, California Yacht Co., Chuck Hovey, Cruising Yachts, Custom Marine Carpeting, Silver Seas and Yacht Bedding.
Dozens of exhibitors will be on hand, as well. In fact this year’s boat show is expected to have more than 60 exhibitors on hand to connect with attendees and present a wide variety of maritime matters such as marine finance, sailing lessons and vessel customization.
The Los Angeles Maritime Museum will have volunteers on hand throughout the show to construct a wooden sailboat onsite.
Also appearing at the show will be Exy Johnson, the brigantine tall ship and 110-foot wooden ship. Exy Johnson will be at the show for touring.
Sailing lessons, meanwhile, will be sponsored and conducted by Los Angeles Yacht Club.
Some of the exhibitors scheduled to attend the SoCal In-Water Boat Show include Alexander Marine, Bayport Yachts, Denison Yacht Sales, Flying Cloud Yachts, JK3 Nautical Enterprises, Mikelson Yachts, Naos Yachts, Seacoast-Heritage and West Coast Yachts.
Also featured at the four-day boat show will be a variety of gourmet food trucks and daily interactive seminars on a variety of boating and marine topics.
Those seeking to take a quick timeout or just enjoy the overall scenery of L.A. Harbor can enjoy a few moments at the Craft Beer Garden (on land) and Dockside Lounge (on the water). San Pedro Brewing Co sponsors both areas, with hamburgers and hot dogs available at Dockside Lounge.
Use your boat show receipt or wristband to receive a $5 discount on USS Iowa tickets; the battleship is located a few blocks away from the show.
Los Angeles Harbor is one of the busiest container ports in the world, serving more than 22 million local customers yearly and reaching an upwards of $300 billion in annual trade.
“Along with the notoriety of Los Angeles Harbor, it also features a water depth of 53 feet, creating an in-water playground of the best yachts and biggest vessels showcased on the West Coast,” McIntosh said.
Visit SoCalBoatShow.com for the latest in show features, seminar schedules and dealer information.
Cabrillo Way Marina is located at 2500 Miner Street in 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 is available at the end of Miner Street (Berth 46); a courtesy shuttle is available to transport guests to and from the show.
San Pedro’s 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, 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.
The Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc. is publisher of Sea Magazine, Boating World, The Log Newspaper, FishRap and Editor & Publisher, and produces the Southern California Boat Show (Sept. 28-Oct. 1), Los Angeles Boat Show (Jan. 18-21, 2018), the Fred Hall Shows (March 7-11, 2018 in Long Beach, and March 22-25, 2018 in Del Mar) and a Central Valley Fred Hall Show on March 2-4, 2018 at the Kern County Fairgrounds in Bakersfield), Newport Boat Show (Spring 2018), and the San Diego International Boat Show (June 2018).