SailFest is back bigger and better than ever! Featuring the latest in Sailboats for your racing and cruising pleasure. See, board and explore sailboats from 8’ to 45’ from more than twenty manufacturers. Shop more than 100 booths of sailing related products and services including sailmakers, canvas, sailboat hardware, cordage, marine electronics, rigging equipment and services, time share companies offering large sailboats for fractional ownership, sailing schools, foul weather gear, sailing gear, clothing.
There will be daily seminars for sailors and boaters, from the beginner to the advanced.
Check the seminar schedule for the times and dates of all seminars and clinics.
Exciting radio-controlled boat docking game lets you test your navigational skills and compete for a chance to earn the Power Boat Docking Champion title! Race against the clock using an actual full-size boat helm to steer your craft down a 20-ft. "lake" to the marina and into a slip. Best time wins—but be careful—any contact with the slip counts against your time. Whether you're an experienced skipper or novice boater, it's a fun way to show off your skills or become more confident at the helm.
Power Boat Docking Challenges will be offered:
Saturdays: 10 am-1 pm, 2 pm-5 pm, 6 pm-8 pm
Sundays: 11 am-2 pm, 2 pm-5 pm
Monday: 10 am -1pm, 2 pm - 6pm
Tuesday - Friday: 1 pm-4 pm, 5pm-8pm
Watch, learn and do! If you’re a do-it-yourselfer or boat owner interested in learning new techniques for taking care of your boat or motor, head to Fred’s Shed for practical, professional advice. Free daily sessions cover a variety of topics, including keeping your boat “ship shape”, choosing and installing marine electronics and maintaining gas engines.
Watch certified marine technician and expert wrench slinger “Fred” demo tools and techniques on actual boat and motor cutaways.
Learn how to maintain, repair or upgrade your boat or motor.
Do take part in discussions, ask questions and participate in hands-on clinics
Together, “The Boating Guy” and certified marine service technician “Fred, The Outboard Doctor” bring more than 50 years of boating and “wrench-slinging” experience to the Shed.
Click Here for a complete seminar listing.
We'll have sailboats on the water at the Show! Be sure to try your hand at the radio controlled sailboat pool. Be your own skipper, and take part in the radio controlled sailboat regatta. Challenge your family and friends or bring a group from your local sailing club.
Everyone gets a chance to race against their closest worthy opponent or race against the clock for the chance to take home bragging rights as the fastest sailor at the show!
Interested in powerboating? Want to get started in sailing? Set your course for Booth 1847. Our new Welcome to the Water Center will help you learn how to get off the dock and onto the water. Stop by for:
When it comes to enjoyable ways to spend your leisure time, boating is probably far more affodable than you realize. Be sure to check out our showcases of budget-friendly power- and sailboats you can finance for less that $250 per month.
One lucky person will be the winner of a "Laser Pico" by Laser Performance. The "Laser Pico" is a fun, confidence inspiring sailboat that can be sailed by everyone. It's ideal for entry-level sailors and is equiped with a removable jib and reefing main sail for easy rigging. This is a $3,510.00 value.
Also enter to win a Zodiac Cadet 260 RU Inflatable with a Yamaha 2.5 hp engine. The Zodiac Cadet makes a great tender and shore exploring boat. This is a $2,430.00 value
The ballot box will be located in the Boat Show Lobby.
The "Laser Pico" and Zodiac Inflatable Package are provided by Browns Yacht Yard, Gloucester, MA