The Orlando Boat Show Returns To The Orange County Convention Center April 5-7, 2024

Orlando Boat Show

The 2024 Orlando Boat Show, the region’s premier boat show, returns to the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), North Hall B, from April 5-7, 2024.

The highly anticipated show features 19 of Central Florida’s top boat dealers representing more than 80 manufacturers with approximately 400 boats on display.

Visitors can check out a wide variety of boats including bowriders, center consoles, deck boats, flats boats, fresh water fishing boats, jet boats, pontoon boats and surf boats to fit any lifestyle and occasion, as well as marine accessories and aquatic-themed activities for all ages.

Extra incentives are available only during the show from dealers and manufacturers such as extended warranties, service packages, waived dockage, enhanced electronics, and accessory packages.

“The Orlando Boat Show is designed for new and avid boaters to explore the latest in boating trends and technology, featuring hundreds of new 2024 models by the world’s leading boat manufacturers,” said Joe Lewis, general manager of Mount Dora Boating Center and Marina and president of MIACF. “With interactive displays and a new kids’ fishing clinic, the whole family will enjoy the best of boating at one show.”

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Events that are also included in the admission price include:

Hook The Future kid’s fishing clinic

Captain Don Dingman, as seen on the Sportsman Channel’s Hook The Future TV show, presents kid’s fishing clinics and interactive discussions of basic fishing techniques, tackle, safety, and conservation. Kids aged 5-15 receive a free rod and reel combo following each clinic while supplies last.

Twiggy, the waterskiing squirrel

In 1978, a baby squirrel was rescued after being blown from her nest during a hurricane. Lou Ann and Chuck Best chose to take her in and make her a part of their family. Twiggy the world-famous water-skiing squirrel has been entertaining adults and children alike with her water ski show since 1979. Due to her husband’s passing in 1997, Lou Ann decided to make water safety an important part of Twiggy’s act. She created a squirrel-sized life jacket for Twiggy to wear in her performances. Thereafter, all of Twiggy’s shows are focused on teaching her fans about water safety.

Today, Twiggy starts a new chapter in her legacy. Lou Ann’s son, Chuck Best Jr. has decided to take on the family business and continue Twiggy’s story. Chuck and his fiancé, Toni, have reimagined his parents’ show and together they have embarked on an all-new, revamped, interactive, and exciting show for Twiggy. Twiggy is now the spokes animal for The National Safe Boating Council’s “Wear It” Campaign promoting water safety all over the world.

Twiggy waterskiing squirrel
Orlando Boat Show

Additional Activation Areas

  • NEW themed, streetmosphere throughout the show includes the Longshoreman comedic street performers, a pirate magician, and a mermaid on stilts (performance times vary).
  • Kids aged 12 and under can catch a live fish at the Let’s Go Fishing Trout Pond and receive a custom caricature driving a boat by Cartoon You Caricatures.
  • Try the Virtual Saltwater Fishing Simulator to experience the excitement of competition to catch a bull dolphin.
  • The Fishing Zone is devoted to all types of fishing gear including freshwater and saltwater rod and reels, freshwater, and saltwater lures, clothing for a great day on the water, and all types of fishing gear and accessories.
  • Crack the Code and Win a 2024 SX190 Yamaha. Register for the “Crack the Code Contest” and for a chance to win a 2024 SX190 Yamaha powerboat sponsored by VForce Marine Orlando.

 

The Orlando Boat Show
Orlando Boat Show

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Tickets

$10 per person online or at the gate (cashless pay only). Kids under the age of 12 are free!

To purchase advance tickets, or to get more information, visit OrlandoBoatShow.com.

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Show Hours:

  • Friday, April 5 – 10am to 8pm
  • Saturday, April 6 – 10am to 8pm
  • Sunday, April 7 – 10am to 5pm

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