Jan 8, 2019

VIBSThe 57th annual Vancouver International Boat show – scheduled Wednesday, February 6th through Sunday, February 10th is now less than one month away. The 2019 edition of the Show will include more than 250 exhibitors, providing boating enthusiasts with a first look at premiere models, accessories, amenities, more than 125 seminars, and an array of entertaining guest appearances.

One of the high points of the Boat Show will undoubtedly be the cast of Discovery Channel’s docu-series Cooper’s Treasure who will be onsite throughout the event to meet fans and share stories of their time scouring the ocean in search of sunken treasure. The reality show follows the exploits of Darrel Miklos, Jim Sinclair and Johnny Bell as they set out to find sunken ships first mapped by Project Mercury Astronaut, Gordon Cooper, while in space in the 1960s.

There will also be an opportunity to meet the inspiring UBC Sailboat Team who are creating an autonomous sailing vessel to complete the Vic-Maui Race all on its own. For those with a need for speed, Kelowna’s Mike McLellan makes his return alongside his Formula-1 Tunnel Boat which reaches speeds over 220 KMH, and Saturday, February 9th marks the return of ‘Women’s Day,’ an inspiring host of seminars and guest speakers.

For those looking to experience the ‘boating lifestyle’ hands-on, there is an opportunity to sign up for free boat rides from the experts at Discover Boating Canada. And of course, the Vancouver International Boat Show can only be fully experienced by taking the time to watch and learn from featured chefs and sample the latest seafood treasures at the Dockside Grill. Featured chefs will include Tammy Wood of Agassiz who finished in the Top Ten of Canada’s Master Chef, Season-two and now has her own cooking show, "Saucy's Got Game" - The Loxy Ladies, sisters who work for locally based Sundance Seafood Ltd. - and Chef Roman Peters of the Shearwater Resort. All will be onsite Friday through Sunday cooking up delicious recipes that are healthy, delicious, and easy to prepare.

“The 2019 rendition of the Vancouver International Boat Show will truly offer something for every age group, every budget and every skill level,” says Show Manager Eric Nicholl. “The Boat Show is one of the best ways to gain an entirely new visual perspective on the latest and most technologically advanced boats, gear and accessories for the fast approaching season - and in doing so, you’re creating memories with family and friends, which is the very essence of what the ‘boating lifestyle’ is all about.”

The 2019 Vancouver International Boat Show will once again be hosted in two locations, indoors at BC Place and the floating show at Granville Island. Free shuttle buses and water ferries will be operating continuously between the two venues.

Show Hours for February 6 – 10, 2019 are as follows:
Wednesday through Saturday - 10am – 8pm
Sunday - 10am – 5pm
* the floating show will close at 5pm daily

Specific program details will be posted at www.VancouverBoatShow.ca as they are finalized.

Western Canada’s largest consumer boating event, the Vancouver International Boat Show is owned by the Boating BC Association and produced by Canadian Boat Shows.

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