Thrills, laughter, as well as educational fun for all ages! Watch as the Swampmaster catches an 8-foot, 200-lb alligator with his bare hands! You can have your picture taken by expert handler, Jeff Quattrocchi.
Wednesday–Saturday 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:00pm
Sunday 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm
For more information on the Swampmaster CLICK HERE.
From its weathered, 27-year-old hull, to its tough, hard-working two-man crew, the Hard Merchandise fishing boat is the embodiment of the blue-collar bluefin fishing industry in Gloucester, Massachuestts. Captain & owner Dave Marciano and his nephew & First Mate Jay Muenzner work hard, employing both passion and skill to level the playing field as they compete against more modern, better equipped vessels in their quest to catch bluefin tuna.
Captain Dave, who looks more like a biker than an old salt, has decades of fishing experience, survived a shipwreck in 2003 and supports three children, including one in college, with the money he earns as Captain of the Hard Merchandise.
Friday, February 8 from 1pm–3pm & 5pm–7pm
Saturday, February 9 from 11am–1pm and 3pm–5pm
Sunday, February 10 from 12pm-2pm
The six-time World Champion Miss GEICO Racing Team is proud to introduce the newest and latest Miss GEICO offshore racing boat.
The new Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran made of carbon/kevlar. At approximately 11,000 pounds, she is almost 1,500 pounds lighter than her predecessor and is equal in length. She has a 12-ft. beam, which is 6-ft. wider than the former boat; the extra width will allow her to ride smoother at faster rates of speed.
Powered by 1075 Mercury racing engines, she currently has a top speed of 170mph. Off-season plans include replacing these engines with a set of 1500 HP piston racing engines which will enable Miss GEICO to reach a top speed in excess of 200 mph!
See the P1 28SS Panther, a champion racing boat that has revolutionized mono-hull racing. This 28-ft. sport racer boasts the latest technology in safety, hull design, digital telemetry and data acquisition. Powered by a 250+hp engine, the P1 Panther which debuted in 2011 at the SuperStock National Championships in the UK and USA, can reach speeds of up to 70mph in flat water.
The Powerboat P1 SuperStock USA Championship series is the next generation of powerboat racing— with a goal of bringing racing back to the spectators. While most powerboat races today take place far offshore, due to the design of the boat and nature of the races, P1 SuperStock race courses can be positioned close to shore, so spectators can really see and enjoy the on-the-water action.
In the Powerboat P1 SuperStock USA Championship series, the drivers make the difference—not the amount of their investment. The "one design" format levels the playing field for all competitors, because every driver is at the helm of the same model boat—the P1 Panther— with the same engine and propeller. The result is extremely competitive, exciting races that are fun to watch.
The series is sanctioned by the American Powerboat Association (APBA).
Head to SPACE K53 to take the helm of a virtual boat and get a feel for the water without leaving dry land. The Nautis boating simulator makes learning fun, with hands-on training for boaters of all skill levels—new boaters can practice basic boat handling, while experienced mariners can attempt more complicated maneuvers as well as navigation, collision avoidance and more! This awesome training tool is brought to you by the great people at the Annapolis School of Seamanship.
Straightforward answers to all your boating questions
Expert, unbiased advice on finding a boat that best suits your lifestyle
Local resources to help you get started
Learn Today and Boat Tomorrow Seminars for beginners and novice boaters
Think owning a boat is out of your reach? Think again! When it comes to enjoyable ways to spend your leisure time, boating is far more affordable than you may realize. Be sure to stop by and check out this special showcase of boats you can finance for less than $250 per month.
When you compare the costs of boating to a single day at an amusement park or a trip to any major league game, you'll find that dollar for dollar, boating is really quite affordable. See for yourself how boating can stretch your vacation and leisure time budget:
Compare Costs of Boating vs. Other Leisure Activities
Informative, entertaining daily sessions hosted by top local pros; Get tips from the pros and expand your skills.
Straight from Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob SquarePants' best friend Patrick will visit the Show on Saturday, February 9 from 12pm until 4pm! Don't miss your chance to meet Patrick—be sure to bring your camera to take a photo with him!
Let your little ones get creative! Toy Boat Building gives your child a chance to build a nautical masterpiece—a one-of-a-kind vessel using pieces of wood, a little glue, and a lot of imagination.
Don't let this one get away! Have some fun with your friends and family by taking a picture with this year's big catch.