Featuring the largest and most sought-after brands of boats and boating equipment in Eastern Canada, the Halifax International Boat Show includes boats ranging in size from 6′ to over 40′. Visitors will see runabouts, cruisers, motor yachts, sail boats, sailing dinghies, pontoon boats, bass boats, inflatables, RIBS and personal water craft. The show also offers exhibits of marine equipment, marine engines, diesel, gas, outboard and inboard, of marine electronics and accessories, of docks and dock builders.
The boating industry continues to be a significant part of the Canadian economy. According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, new boat and engine sales generated $2 billion in 2013. The association estimates that more than 15 million adults (almost half the population of Canada) went boating last year.
“It’s a great time to buy a boat,” said Show Manager Scott Sprague. “Dealers at manufacturers from all over the Maritimes will be offering great show specials, and visitors come to the show prepared to shop.”
“Boating in our Atlantic Canada region was great this season, and maybe some folks have a good case of ‘foot-itis’,” said Patricia Nelder with the Atlantic Marine Trades Association. “If you are thinking of a bigger boat for 2015, or about great new innovative equipment, then the Halifax International Boat Show is the place to come!”
This year’s show will once again include a comprehensive seminar program. Complete details will be available on the show website in early February.
Thursday, February 19 12noon – 8:00pm
Friday, February 20 10:00 am – 9:00pm
Saturday, February 21 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday, February 22 10:00am – 5:00pm
Junior (10-16) $8
Children under 10 FREE
Family Pass $30 (2 adults + 2 juniors)
4-Day Weekend Pass $20
Don’t be left on the dock; make plans to attend the 2015 Halifax International Boat Show! For complete show information, please visit www.HalifaxBoatShow.com