As playgrounds for boats go, Florida is one of the best states. With crystal waters and golden sunshine, our state is by far one of the best to be in for anything water related. Stuart recently hosted the 39th Annual Stuart Boat Show. The three-day event, which kicked off January 11, was home to some of the most luxurious boats to hit the shores.
Produced by Skip Allen of AllSports Inc. and partnering with Florida Sport Fishing, this year’s event introduced the new Fisherman’s Village, dedicated solely to the art of fishing. For $10, guests were treated to some of the finest vessels on the water. There were boats of all makes and sizes, guaranteeing that there was something for everyone. Allen said prior to the show: “We are expecting over 150 local, national and international exhibitors at this year’s show with hundreds of boats in-water and on land.”
A quarter mile of land from the St. Lucie River to the Roosevelt Bridge was home to the show and included three marinas where boats from 12 to more than 100 feet long were showcased and included motor yachts, trawlers, skiffs, speedboats, pontoons and sport-fishing boats ranging from thousands to millions of dollars.
Visitors were able to experience the latest in everything boat related; whether searching for boating electronics or nautical jewelry, the Stuart Boat Show offered everything to take you from land to sea in the latest and greatest offered in the marine industry, proving that Florida is home to all things water related.