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The Orlando Boat Show cruises into the Orange County Convention Center this weekend

Set sail for Central Florida's premier boat show, taking place this weekend in Orlando.

The Marine Industry Association of Central Florida (MIACF) presents the Orlando Boat Show for a three-day event March 17 -1 9, 2023 at the Orange County Convention Center, West Hall C & D.

The highly anticipated show features 21 of Central Florida's top boat dealers representing more than 80 manufacturers with approximately 400 boats on display.

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The Orlando Boat show features a wide variety of new 2023 model boats including bowriders, center consoles, deck boats, flats boats, freshwater fishing boats, jet boats, pontoons, and surf boats to fit any lifestyle and budget.

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.

Orlando Boat Show

Boating is extremely popular in Central Florida with 2.4 million Central Floridians who enjoy boating each year, and with 198,594 registered boats in Central Florida, you can see why the Orlando Boat Show is a very popular event!

Ticket prices are $10 per person and are available for purchase online or at the gate.

Kids under the age of 12 are free!

Please note Orange County Convention Center parking is $20.

Orlando Boat Show

Guests can enjoy live performances by fan-favorite Twiggy, the waterskiing squirrel.

Join Twiggy and her team for a family friendly, fun-filled, interactive show, learn about water safety, waterskiing and what wild things Twiggy gets into at her lagoon.

This show is full of laughs, surprises and even features a special guest, Roxie the dog, as Twiggy’s trusty lifeguard.

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Additional activation areas include:

Kids 12 and younger can catch a live fish at the Trout Pond.

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.

All events are included in show admission.

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Queen of the Show

The Queen of the Show is the 2023 HCB 53 Sueños, a large center console yacht with a sophisticated design to perfectly balance speed, ride, comfort, and all of the luxury a yacht needs.

The bow area is dual purpose with seating to accommodate guests on the forward-facing lounger or around bow seats and a table that converts to a large sun pad for lazy days catching rays. Or, remove the cushions for a fully functional fishing platform.

The luxuriously functional cabin with a queen-sized berth, storage galore, galley kitchen, and

separate head/shower compartment is the perfect place for air-conditioned comfort on hot days as well as longer trips with overnight stays.

An automotive-inspired helm station allows the captain to be fully aware of the surroundings while staying in tune with the endless functionality on board including charts and navigation, Sea Keeper®, an ample stereo system, the quad engine package, and more.

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“The Orlando Boat Show is designed for new and avid boaters alike to explore the latest in

boating trends and technology, featuring hundreds of new 2023 models by the world’s leading boat manufacturers,” said Jeff Husby, president of Regal & Nautique of Orlando and the president of MIACF. “Participating exhibitors are excited to bring the best of boating to Central Floridians and look forward to welcoming everyone to the show.”

The Central Florida Marine Industry has an important part to play in Central Florida's economy, generating an annual economic impact in Central Florida of $4.1 billion, including manufacturers and suppliers, sales and services, boating activities, and business tax revenue, with the industry supporting 15,641 jobs in Central Florida: 10,276 direct jobs and 5,365 indirect jobs.

Orlando Boat Show

Created in 1989, the Marine Industry Association of Central Florida (MIACF) is a not-for-profit trade organization focused on the sound growth of the marine industry for the benefit of its members and their customers, local communities, and the environment. MIACF is comprised of more than 30 members in Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties and is the owner and producer of the Orlando Boat Show and the Daytona Beach Boat Show.

Orlando Boat Show

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