What’s New at the Port Credit In-Water Boat Show?

Port Credit Marina


The Port Credit In-Water Boat Show celebrates its 25th year at the Port Credit Harbour Marina – September 18-20th.  The only show of its kind on Lake Ontario, the Port Credit Boat Show is THE late summer boat show to attend.  

Besides over 100 new and used power and sailboats and the numerous land displays of marine accessories and services, there are other great show features. 

What’s at this year’s show? At the Speaker’s Tent cruiser Wally Moran will talk about going down the Inter-coastal waterway and Frank Baron, of Adventure Sailing, gives info on cruising down south! Humber Power & Sailing School is on board for boating instruction. New this year is a Yoga talk on “Staying Healthy Underway”.  Power Boating Canada is sponsoring the Speakers Tent this year, so there will be lots of Poker Boat video clips playing throughout the day.

Tour the Canadian Coast Guards rescue vessel Cape Storm, Saturday & Sunday, one of the only times you can board her and talk to the crew at a boating event.

Our largest boat this year in power is the Neptunus  55’ Express Cruiser, proudly built in St Catharine, Ontario Canada! The power side will also include, Monterey’s, Striper’s, a Premier, Sea Ray’s, a Silverton and a few wake board boats. Over in the sail department, our largest will be a Beneteau 46’ as part of Anchor Yachts line up of award winning Beneteau’s! Pat Sturgeon Yachts will be showing a Bristol 35.5, a popular Ted Hood design. More sail on show will be a Jeanneau, Lagoon, Perry 41, Hanse’s, and a CS33. Many more boats will be in the water and on shore to view and peruse through at your leisure.

 The Port Credit Boat Show has something for everyone including new boaters. Not sure if boating is for you? Start your show visit at the Port Credit Power Squadron booths Virtual Trainer in the big tent for boaters to practice simulated boating situations. A great place to learn about how to get your license, boating courses, and boating information.

  Be sure to make time to taste the craft beers of the Great Lakes Brewery, sponsors of the refreshment tent featuring entertainer Bill Springate.

 An entire weekend of finding out why life is better with a boat.

 Port Credit Harbour Marina – September 18-20  Friday 10AM-7PM, Saturday 10AM-6PM and Sunday 10AM-5PM



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