Get there early
Arriving early to the boat show will ensure that you have the best possible experience. You’ll be able to avoid the crowds and have a chance to really explore the boats on display.
Dress for success
Dressing for success at a boat show means dressing for the weather. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing that will keep you warm or cool as the case may be.
Bring a friend
Bringing a friend to the boat show is a great idea for a number of reasons. First, it’s always more fun to explore with someone else. Second, having someone with you will help you remember all the details of the boats you see.
Make a list
Making a list of the boats you’re interested in will help you focus your attention and make the most of your time at the show.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions of the boat show staff. They’re there to help you and they’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.
Take your time
There’s no need to rush your way through the boat show. Take your time and really explore the boats on display.
Get a brochure
Most boat shows will have brochures available that provide detailed information on the boats on display. Be sure to grab one (or more) before you leave.
Plan your next steps
Once you’ve found a boat you’re interested in, it’s time to start planning your next steps. Talk to the boat show staff about financing options, test drives, and more.
Follow up after the show
Don’t forget to follow up with the boat dealers you spoke to after the show. They’ll be happy to answer any lingering questions you have.
Last but not least, don’t forget to have fun! Boat shows are a great opportunity to explore the world of boating and find the perfect boat for you.