Features at a Glance

Sand Art

Watch as professional sand sculptor John Gowdy transforms a pile of sand into an amazing work of art.


Wake Zone—Towed Water Sports Showcase

If you like to make waves, these are the boats for you! Learn about water sports such as wakeboarding, wake surfing and water skiing and see boats designed to offer thrills on the water.


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See the World Champion Miss GEICO Racing Boat 

The eight-time World Champion Miss GEICO Racing Team is proud to introduce the latest Miss GEICO offshore racing boat.
The new Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. long catamaran made of carbon/Kevlar. At approximately 12,000 pounds, she is almost 1,500 pounds lighter than her predecessor. She has a wider beam which will allow her to ride smoother at faster rates of speed.
Propelled by piston-powered engines generating 1800 horsepower per side, she currently has a top speed of 180mph. Off season plans include increasing the RPM speed to enable Miss GEICO to reach a top speed in excess of 200 mph!


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Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center

DIY seminars and workshops covering boat and motor maintenance, repair and upgrades.

Watch, learn and do! If you’re a do-it-yourselfer or boat owner interested in learning new techniques for taking care of your boat or motor, head to Fred’s Shed for practical, professional advice. Free daily sessions cover a variety of topics, including keeping your boat “ship shape”, choosing and installing marine electronics and maintaining gas engines.

Watch certified marine technician and expert wrench slinger “Fred” demo tools and techniques on actual boat and motor cutaways.

Learn how to maintain, repair or upgrade your boat or motor.

Do take part in discussions, ask questions and participate in hands-on clinics

Together, “The Boating Guy” and certified marine service technician “Fred, The Outboard Doctor” bring more than 50 years of boating and “wrench-slinging” experience to the Shed.

Click here to view full schedule

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Discover Fishing Seminars  

Fishing remains the most popular activity among American boaters, with more than six out of 10 enjoying a little fishing while boating! You’ll see that hardcore angler ethic in full force at the show in 2014, with more than dozen specialized ‘how to’ fishing seminars presented by some of top fishing experts along the Atlantic Coast. From black drum and black sea bass to summer flounder and striped bass, the RFA’s free fishing seminars can put you in the action in the season ahead.

Click Here for Seminar Schedule


Click Here to Learn More about RFA!


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Fun Photo Ops!

The Big Catch

Don't let this one get away! Be sture to take a picture with this year's big catch.



Take The Wheel

Snap a Boatie! Take a photo with an authentic tall ship wheel




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Eric Stone—Live!

Enjoy the island-inspired music of Eric Stone. Eric will perform daily, playing his unique blend of rock, pop and country music inspired by the tropics and his love of the water.



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Annual Wing-A-Thon Wing Eating Contest

Think your wing eating skills are tops? Prove it at the show's Wing-A-Thon!  Contest is scheduled for Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 3pm. Space B67

Listen to 103.7 WMGM OR go to www.1037wmgm.com for details on how to be a contestant!

Prizes coming soon!


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Kids' Boating 

Fun on the water—just for kids! Kids can splash around and navigate a mini lake in their own paddleboat.

Wednesday–Friday 3pm–7pm 
Saturday 10am–7pm 
Sunday 10am–4pm

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Kids' Create a Boat—Toy Boat Building

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.

Wednesday–Friday 3pm–7pm 
Saturday 10am–7pm 
Sunday 10am–4pm

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NEW! US Power Squadron/USCGAUX Day

The Show will recognize the United States Power Squadron on Wednesday, February 5 with FREE admission. Present your USPS or USCGAUX identification card at Will Call desk for access. And, visit the United States Power Squadron booth for FREE information on everything from GPS, rules of the road and navigating through weather.

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Meet Nickelodeon's Dora The Explorer!

Don't miss the girl that's determined, positive, helpful, caring and ALWAYS ready for adventure, Dora the Explorer!

Dora will appear at the show on Saturday 12pm-4pm.

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