Can you believe it? In partnership with Progressive(r) Insurance, the Discover Boating Minneapolis Boat Show is back at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Boat shows are the ultimate destination for water lovers. We will have many models and brands of boats under one roof. There will also be activities and attractions for all ages.
This boat show guide will help you make the most of your excursion.
Minneapolis Boat Show Guide: What To Expect
Navigating boat shows can be overwhelming because there is so much to do and see. To help you navigate the show, our Discover Boating Minneapolis Boat Show Guide lists all must-see attractions.
Purchase a Boat
Boat shows are a great place to buy a boat if you’re starting a boating business. Boat shows are different from regular brokers or dealers. They display a variety of ships and models side-by-side. As you can see, it is simple to compare your options.
You’re sure to find many boat types at this site. There will be hundreds of pontoons, small cruisers, wake sport boats, and other types of boats. All significant engine brands (BRP/Hyundai, Mercury, Suzuki, Suzuki, and Yamaha) will also be on display.
Discover Boating’s Minneapolis Boat Finder before you go to the show. This tool will allow you to view the featured boats for this year and help you decide which models are best.
Escape Winter in the Land of 10,000 Lakes
Are you getting tired of cold temperatures? We can help! Please stop by booth 803 and enjoy a relaxing time with your team at our Minnesota-inspired oasis.
Live Music Performances
Live music is a must at any boat show. The Discover Boating Minneapolis Boat Show will feature several local musicians. Jackson Burn will be present Thursday (1/19) and Saturday (11/21) from 3:00 to 7 PM, while Mike Miller will be there Friday (1/20) from 3:00 to 7 PM.
Fred’s Shed How to Center (Presented By Progressive(r) insurance)
Our tech experts can help with any questions about your boat or engine. Both novice and experienced boaters will benefit from their tips and tricks.
Check Out Antique & Classic Boats
This fascinating display of classic and antique boats will appeal to boating enthusiasts and nautical history buffs. (Shoutouts to the Bob Speltz-Land O’Lakes Chapter, Antique and Classic Boat Society. Baby Dolphin is a 29-foot Hacker-Craft measuring 24 feet, powered by a Scripps model 150 horsepower flathead six-cylinder engine. Also featured is a 1974 Glastron G-150, the same model used in James Bond’s Live and Let Die.
Try Your Boating Skills at America’s Boating Club
Do you feel confident in your boating skills and abilities? America’s Boating Club’s (r) Boating Skills Virtual Train is an excellent opportunity to practice your skills. You can test your boating skills with a Mercury throttle and steering wheels.
Explore the Wild World of Power Racing
Twin City, Power Boat Association, will locate in Lobby B. We guarantee that you will enjoy high-performance boats, whether you are a fishing, boating, or racing enthusiast.
Visit the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society to Pay a Visit
Visit the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society for more information about solar-powered boats. Your kids can also make sand sculptures at Twin Cities Beach Blast. Keep an eye out for four solar-powered boats made by high school and middle school students.
* OSEK 11.1 at Orono High School
* The Black Pearl of Shakopee West Middle School
* Sunna, City Academy High School
* Dragon Avalon – Avalon Charter School