The San Diego International Boat Show will return this week with more than 200 boats on display.
The show, which takes place from Thursday to Sunday at Harbor Island, will include exhibitors across 150,000 square feet. Organizers expect up to 12,000 people to attend the annual show.
“From a 110′ mega yacht to a new electric jet ski — we have some really cool innovations this year,” Natalie Rankin, show manager, said. “Having an expanded show with over 200 boats is going to be amazing for boaters and families to experience and enjoy a great San Diego Father’s Day weekend on the bay.”
The annual show, which typically attracts more than 10,000 people, is popular among boaters. The boating industry has an economic impact of $546.8 million in California, which is ranked among the top 10 boating states, organizers said. In San Diego, there are 20 marinas with more than 27,800 recreational boats.
This year, attendees can expect to see 12 yachts, powerboat lessons and live music. The four-day event also includes food and drink vendors. Organizers said the 2017 show has increased in dock space by 400 feet.
Rankin said the San Diego International Boat Show differentiates from other boat shows because it caters to all boaters and boat fans.
“We have a large mix of boats and yachts at our show, both brokered and new, which is very unique to our show,” Rankin said.” So regardless of someone’s budget or desire, we have it at our show. We also have everything to get out on the water including a ton of accessories for whatever you like.”
The show takes place from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Spanish Landing Park. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for children under 12.
For more information, go to www.SanDiegoInternationalBoatShow.com.