2024 Show Highlights
SALUTING OUR HEROES
To express our gratitude for your service, all active/veteran military, active/retired first responders and USCG & USCGA members can take advantage of FREE admission on Wednesday.
Simply show your military/first responder/USCG & USCGA valid identification card along with photo ID at Will Call to receive your complimentary ticket.
NEW! Twiggy, the Waterskiing Squirrel
Don’t miss the world’s most famous watersports-loving squirrel. Twiggy will amaze you as she cruises around her custom-made heated pool.
Wed–Fri: 4pm, 6pm
Sat: Noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm
Sun: Noon, 2pm, 4pm
NEW! Discover Boating Beach Club
Bring on the summer vibes. Kick back with your crew to enjoy live music, island-inspired cocktails and mocktails, plus beach games, and more.
Pete’s One Mann Band
Pete Mann is the best one-man “5-piece” band on the East Coast, playing hits from ABBA to Zeppelin.
Fred’s Shed How-to Center—presented by Progressive®
Tips, tricks, and DIY advice for every boater—from first-timers to experienced captains. Have a boat or engine problem you haven’t been able to fix? Stop by and ask our tech expert about it.
Art of Casting Pond
Learn the art of casting from the experts at Goose Hummock, a leading Northeast Saltwater Fishing Outfitter, atop a 30' fishing tank. Plus, check out the top names in saltwater fishing gear, products, and services.
Experience the fun of paddlesports, courtesy of Fin-atics Marine Supply of Ocean City, NJ. Watch on-water demos or try it yourself! On-water test rides will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Open to guests age 10 years or older.
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 1–7pm
Presented by The Fisherman Magazine
Expert anglers will share tips and tricks to help you improve your catch. Sessions cover a variety of fishing topics—from proper rigging for big game fishing to offshore angling to how to land a trophy striper.
Classic & Race Boat Display
Take a step back in time and see classic and vintage boats dating back 72 years. Boats on display include a restored 1951 wooden Chris Craft Holiday and a 1968 Steven Hydroplane powered by a L-88 427 cubic inch blower engine—one of just three such boats remaining that survived the harsh racing life.
Watch award-winning professional sand sculptor John Gowdy transform a pile of sand into an amazing work of art. Make sure to snap a photo and share it with your friends.
Build-A-Boat—Kids’ Toy Boat Building
Little skippers will have boatloads of fun creating a one-of-a-kind toy boat to take home as a show souvenir.
The Big Catch—Photo Op
Capture the fun of a day at the show with your family and friends. Pose with this year’s Big Catch, “Tiny Tuna,” a 10-ft. tuna caught off the waters of Nova Scotia that weighed in at 1,000 lbs. Be sure to share and tag #tinytuna.
Space Anchors & Ales
Sign up for your chance to compete in the show’s 2nd annual Cornhole Tournament.
Grand Prize: TBD
Entry Deadline: TBD
The Captain’s Table Gala
Now in its eighth year, this fundraiser benefits the Community Foodbank of New Jersey and Let Us Eat, Please, Inc.