The L.A. Harbor Boat Show Returns to San Pedro

New and brokerage boats will dock at the Cabrillo Way Marina in Los Angeles Harbor, Sept. 20-23.

SAN PEDRO — Southern California’s final boat show of 2018 comes to San Pedro, as the LA Harbor Boat Show returns to San Pedro’s Cabrillo Way Marina for its third iteration. The annual in-water maritime event to celebrate Southern California’s boating lifestyle takes place Sept. 20-23. 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.

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 Green Onion Mexican Restaurant, Raffaello Ristorante, San Pedro Brewing Company and San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant. Local accommodations include Doubletree San Pedro and Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel.

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.

“Whether you’re coming from Inland Empire, Ventura County or Orange County, reaching LA Harbor is about an hour’s drive,” Show Manager Tim Baker said.

He added Cabrillo Way Marina doubles in size during the weekend, with its docks filled with boats at various price points and geared toward every boater’s experience level.

“Dealers are on deck and are ready to play matchmaker between boat and buyer,” Baker said. “Plus, expanding from 2017, we have more than 32,000 square feet of dock space, shuttle service, and ample parking for our guests.”

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 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.

“This is an exciting time for LA Harbor,” Baker said. “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.”

The boat show, meanwhile, kicks off at noon on Thursday, Sept. 20. Show hours are as follows:

  • Thurs., Sept. 20, noon-7 p.m.
  • Fri., Sept. 21, noon-7 p.m.
  • Sat., Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Sun., Sept. 23, 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 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 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: LA Harbor Boat Show, Sept. 20-23, 2018; Los Angeles Boat Show at Fairplex, Pomona Jan. 10-13, 2019; Fred Hall Show in Long Beach, March 6-10, 2019; Fred Hall Show in Bakersfield, March 15-17, 2019; Fred Hall Show in San Diego, March 28-31, 2019; Newport Boat Show at Lido Marina Village, Newport Beach, April 25-28, 2019; and, San Diego International Boat Show, June 6-9, 2019.

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