55th annual Vancouver International Boat Show running Jan 18 – 22 2017 at BC Place and Granville Island
Whether you are shopping for a superyacht or hoping to get on the water with a personal watercraft, the Vancouver International Boat Show, running Jan 18-22, has something for everyone. With over 250 exhibitors to feature the most recent and family-friendly boating products, guests from all income levels can enjoy the thrills of being a boat-owner.
Cutwater 302 Sport Coupe boat unveil – Wednesday, January 18 @ 1 pm:
The Port Boat House is excited to unveil the New Cutwater 302 Sport Coupe. This cruiser sleeps six, has a Euro-style galley, and is perfect for fishing with its 30-gallon live well, large fish box, rod holders and sink. It is powered by twin counter-rotating Yamaha 300 HP outboards, and the hull incorporates the patented Laminar Flow Interrupter technology for smooth, positive cornering. Choose between the Northwest Edition or Luxury Edition with generator and air conditioning.
Reel West Coast Limited Edition boat unveil – Saturday, January 21 @ 1 pm:
Don’t miss the opportunity to see the Reel West Coast Limited Edition boat to be unveiled by M&P Marine, River Hawk and Mercury at 1 pm on Saturday. The unveiling will take place at M&P space 641, which will also be the location for an interactive social media contest where the grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to the beautiful Barkley Sound Lodge.
Make sure to say hello to former Vancouver Canuck, Brendan Morrison, who will be at the M&P Space from noon to 4 pm. Morrison, who is passionate about sport fishing and boats, played for the Canucks from 2000 to 2008, and finished his career in 2012, playing centre for the Calgary Flames. You can also catch him with former teammate, Willie Mitchell, at the Vancouver Giants Outdoorsman Game on Friday where they will be dropping the ceremonial puck.
Sea Ray L650 65-foot super yacht
Luxury can be an elevated experience when it’s life aboard a yacht from the Sea Ray L-Class. To be featured at this year’s boat show, the Sea Ray L650 is the embodiment of style and substance that is truly only possible when aboard unparalleled excellence. Come tour this beauty at Granville Island.
Axopar 28 Cabin 2017
Among the many different vessels show spectators can expect to see this year will be a Canadian debut of the newest Axopar boat, featured by Freedom Marine. Winner of multiple international awards, the Scandinavian-designed Axopar 28 Cabin, is considered visually stunning, with smart, modern lines that reflect its efficiency. It uses a walk-around deck concept with ample outdoor space for fishing, water sports and socializing. Wide enough for two to enter at the same time, the bright, spacious cabin features lockable sliding doors and a large retractable roof that can be closed against the cold and further secured with a weather-tight canvas cover.
Personal Watercraft – Sea Doo SPARK
For those looking for personal watercraft toys, the Sea Doo SPARK, which will be featured at the show, is likely their best choice. It is widely regarded as the most affordable watercraft on the market. Described as playful, easy-to-ride and easy to tow with a small car, the Sea Doo SPARK is a great introduction for those just entering the market.
To find out more about all of the show’s spectacular boats and other exciting new products featured, visit the show’s website BoatFinder and New Products detailed sections: http://www.vancouverboatshow.ca/exhibitors/exhibitors/boat-finder/ or: http://www.vancouverboatshow.ca/exhibitors/exhibitors/new-product-submissions/
The Vancouver International Boat Show will have its two beautiful locations with free shuttle buses and water ferries operating continuously between BC Place and Granville Island. Don’t miss the first opportunity of the year to view the newest and most innovative boats and boating products and make sure to pre-plan your visit at www.VancouverBoatShow.ca.
Dates: January 18-22, 2017
Show Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm
Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm
Granville Island Floating Show closes at 5 pm daily
Admission: Adults: $15
2-day Adult Passes: $20
2-day Senior Passes: $17
5-day Passes: $25
Kids (16 and under): FREE
Locations: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Granville Island Maritime Market and Marina – 1676 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Free shuttle buses and water ferries run continuously between BC Place and Granville Island
Western Canada’s largest consumer boating event, the Vancouver International Boat Show is owned by the Boating BC Association and produced by Canadian Boat Shows.