The 8th Annual South West International Boat Show Announces 2016 Shows

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The South West International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the Southwest, and the premier sail and power show for new and pre-owned vessels, will hold its 8th annual event March 17-20, 2016, at South Shore Harbour Marina on Clear Lake, League City, Texas, located between Houston and the beaches of Galveston Island.

For the first time, the South West International Boat Show is adding a second show in September. The three day event will take place September 23-25, 2016, at South Shore Harbour Marina.

“We are thrilled to give boating lovers not one, but two opportunities this year to see these incredible vessels up close and in their element,” President of the South West International Boat Show Peter Bryant says. “Being able to see how a yacht or sailboat performs in water allows buyers to learn so much more about the vessel than seeing it on a trailer or showroom floor can ever do.”

Each show will feature boats ranging in size from 10ft. to more than 100ft, both freshwater and saltwater, ready for boarding and viewing, with pre-season specials and dealer incentive programs available on many models.

Onshore, live music will provide entertainment, children of all ages can participate in remote control boat races and more than 200 vendors will offer a variety of services and products for the boating and outdoor lifestyle, including fishing gear, engines, apparel and outdoor equipment, in addition to a full range of marine electronics, sailing gear, accessories and hardware from top industry names. Dealers and manufacturers will also be on hand to provide valuable information and answer any questions.

Show highlights include Discover Boating with programs of one and three hours of hands-on, on-water workshops for all experience levels, taught by USCG licensed captains who are professional, certified instructors.

Once again a comprehensive seminar program, featuring FREE hourly seminars for Boat Show attendees will be offered across the four days of the Show.  These entertaining and educational seminars are  hosted by industry experts, authors and world travelers, and cover a wide variety of topics from:

visiting Mexico by private boat- a guide to entry requirements into Mexican Marinas; Women and Cruising; Sailing Made Easy; Storm/Steering Drogues & Para-Anchors to digital communication technologies and marine electric propulsion.

In addition, the Advanced Educational Seminar Workshops, with three opportunities to advance boat owners’ skill sets, will offer full and half day workshops on weather, couples cruising, understanding electrical systems and boat maintenance.

The event also offers the Boat Show Cruiser Party on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Show Dates and Hours:

Thursday, March 17:       12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, March 18:             12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 19:        10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 20:           10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Adult tickets are $13 and two day tickets are available for $20. Seniors and military tickets are $11, children 6-14 years old are $5 when accompanied by an adult and children 5 and under are free.

Parking is free with complimentary shuttle buses available for overflow parking on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available online

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About South Shore Harbour

South Shore Harbour Marina and Resort is conveniently located near the area’s primary leisure attractions like Space Center Houston and the Kemah Boardwalk, it is also within easy access to the beaches at Galveston and many of Houston’s most popular destinations.  Guests also have access to a neighboring 27-hole golf course, a 130,000 square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center and spa, tennis courts and free, ample parking.


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