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If you are in the market for anything nautical-related or just enjoy browsing the latest and greatest in the industry, then mark your calendar for the 43rd annual Fort Myers Boat Show!

The Fort Myers Boat Show will take place November 19-22, 2015 at the Harborside Event Center. Show hours are 10am – 6pm Wednesday – Saturday and 10am – 5 pm on Sunday. Admission is $10 at the door and children under 16 are free with paid adult admission.

Here are 4 reasons why you should plan to attend this event.

1. One location – so many boats

The Fort Myers Boat Show is widely considered the premier boat show on Florida’s west coast. This is the place to find just about every imaginable type of boat in one location. Featuring new and pre-owned vessels you will have the full gamut of boats at your fingertips.

With a displays from virtually all of the marine dealers in the area you can expect to see sport fishing boats, yachts, trawlers, houseboats, sailboats, center console boats, pontoon boats, deck boats, bay boats, flats boats, ski boats, skiffs, family cruising boats, electric boats, kayaks, high performance boats, jet boats, personal watercraft, folding boats and inflatable boats

2. Accessories, Equipment, Services & More

You can look forward to marine products and services for every level and area of interest.

The Fort Myers Boat Show will have the largest display of accessory items of any boat show on Florida’s west coast. Displays of electronic equipment, motors, fishing equipment, accessories and other items from manufacturers all over the world will be featured.

And with nautical clothing and gift items, this is a great chance to kick start your Christmas shopping for your family and friends who enjoy the boating lifestyle.

3. Seminars & Educational Activities

Get informed at the many seminars on fishing and boat safety as well as local guides who will be on hand to answer questions and present instruction about fishing in Southwest Florida.

There will be a large kayaking section with daily seminars, products displays, and information about Lee County’s Great Calusa Blueway paddling trails.

The U.S. Coast Guard will return this year with their interactive boating safety trailer displaying a variety of safety equipment.

You will also find a wide variety of service companies and educational information to help you get the most out of your time on the water.

4. Food & Drinks

This much exploring can leave a person famished. Don’t worry – there will be a wide variety of food and drinks available.

Inside the venue is the new Harborside Café which offers food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. Next door to the venue, the Yacht Basin Pub is a crowd pleaser with cold beer, wine and cocktails.

Nearby in Centennial Park is the popular Everglades Barbecue tent. The Yacht Basin Concessions overlooks the beautiful new basin and features a variety of seafood and traditional items. There are also many restaurants within an easy walk of the show in downtown Fort Myers.

When you are making plans for the Fort Myers Boat Show be sure to book a rental home from Sun Palace Vacations. Many of our homes are fully furnished, have a functional kitchen, and come with fresh linens. Vacationing on any budget is a breeze with a wide variety of vacation homes available. If you’re vacationing on a budget, consider going bare bones or split the cost with friends so that you’ll have extra money for beach fun. On the other hand, if you wish to go for a luxury rental, you’ll enjoy some wonderful amenities like hot tubs, gourmet kitchens, and private pools. In either case, you’ll see that Fort Myers Beach really is a great place to enjoy your vacation this summer and there are plenty of easy ways to reach the city.

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