• Event Details

    Event: 17th Annual Charlotte County Boat Show

    Dates: January 11th - 14th, 2018

    Thursday, January 11th, 10am-6pm
    Friday, January 12th, 10am-6pm
    Saturday, January 13th, 10am-6pm
    Sunday, January 14th, 10am-5pm

    Admission: Free admission to the public and $5 parking.

    Venue: Charlotte County Fairgrounds

    Address: 2333 El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte, FL, 33948

    Phone: 239-656-7083

  • Boat Show Layout

  • Boat Lines on Display

    Aqua Patio The Boat House
    Avalon Pontoons Fish Tale Sales & Service
    Bayliner York Road Marine
    Beachcat Saltwater Pontoons Gulfcoast Boat Sales
    Beavertail Skiffs Beavertail Skiffs
    Bennington Ingman Marine
    Blackwood GT Marine
    Blue Wave Marina Mikes
    Boston Whaler Marinemax Venice
    Cape Craft Boats Gulfside Marine
    Cape Horn Boats The Boat Place
    Carolina Skiff The Boat House
    Chaparral Fish Tale Sales & Service
    Chaparral Vortex Fish Tale Sales & Service
    Chris Craft Walkers Marine
    Clearwater Boats Gulfside Marine
    Coach Pontoons GT Marine
    Cobalt The Boat House
    Cobia Ingman Marine
    Crownline The Boat House
    Everglades The Boat House
    Four Winns Boaters Landing
    Glasstream Palm Isle Marine
    Grady White Ingman Marine
    Harris Pontoons Marinemax Venice
    Hewes Ingman Marine
    Heyday York Road Marine
    Hurricane The Boat House
    Key West Gulfcoast Marine Center
    Latitude Tournament Boats Latitude Tournament Boats
    Maverick Ingman Marine
    Nauticstar Big Toy Storage & Sales
    NuCanoe Fishing Kayaks Gulfside Marine
    Outcast Skiffs Gulfside Marine
    Panga Boats USA Panga Boats USA
    Pathfinder Ingman Marine
    Pursuit Walkers Marine
    Ranger Fishing Boats Marina Mikes
    Ranger Pontoon Boats Marina Mikes
    Regal Walkers Marine
    Robalo Fish Tale Sales & Service
    Sailfish Boaters Landing
    Scout Viage Group
    Sea Born Admiralty Marine
    Sea Chaser The Boat House
    Sea Fox GT Marine
    Sea Hunt Ingman Marine
    Sea Pro Marinemax Venice
    Sea Ray Marinemax Venice
    Sea Skiff The Boat House
    Shearwater GT Marine
    Skeeter Ingman Marine
    Sportsman The Boat House
    Spyder Admiralty Marine
    Starcraft Deck Boats The Boat Place
    Sting Ray Ingman Marine
    Stott Craft Gulfcoast Boat Sales
    Stump Knocker Boats Abel's Marine
    Sundance Ingman Marine
    Sweetwater The Boat House
    Tahoe Pontoons Abel's Marine
    Twin Vee Catamarans Bob and Annie's Boatyard
    Veranda Pontoons Bob and Annie's Boatyard
  • Exhibitors List

    Abel's Marine L/401 941-698-4006
    Admiralty Marine L/404 941-480-0723
    Allstate-Cathy Sink B/22 239-561-8600
    Beavertail Skiffs L/052 941-705-2090
    Big Toy Storage & Sales L/106 941-445-4514
    The Boat House L/101-105A; B/46 239-549-2628
    The Boat Place L/201, 202 239-415-6400
    Boat Shopper B/43 863-559-1128
    Boaters Landing L/107 239-939-4477
    Boatique Graphics B/44 561-330-8431
    Bob and Annie's Boatyard, Inc. L/203, 204 239-283-3962
    Bonita Boat Center L/406, 407 239-992-5777
    Calusa Certified Marine B/07, 08 239-574-5053
    The Captain School B/41 239-549-0071
    CCA Charlotte    
    Charlotte County Seawalls B/25, 26 941-629-4900
    Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve   941-575-5861
    Charlotte Harbor Flotilla 98 B/12 941-639-3811
    Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club B/25A 941-629-5131
    Coast Guard Aux Flotilla 92 B/12 941-426-7147
    Coastal Angler Magazine B/29 239-595-8265
    Cottonseed B/01, 02 727-445-5819
    Discover Vacations B/17 727-743-4362
    Dolphin Boat Lifts, Inc. B/15, 16 239-936-1782
    Felix Marine B/27 239-936-6463
    Fish Tale Boats of Ft. Myers & Naples L/208 239-463-4448
    Fix Marine Supply B/20, 21 866-998-3625
    Flitz International, LTD B/40 262-534-5898
    Florida Marine Works L/051 941-255-0554
    The Florida Mariner B/19 941-488-9307
    Freedom Boat Club B/18 941-451-8956
    Full Throttle Interiors B/06 941-621-8351
    Gasparilla Marina B/13, 14 941-697-2280
    Golden Boat Lifts B/37, 38 239-337-4141
    Grass Flats Angler B/42 262-336-7176
    GT Marine L/209-211 407-905-0003
    Gulf Coast Boat Sales L/306 727-841-8811
    Gulf Coast Castaway Customs B/45 941-962-2656
    Gulf Coast Marine Center L/108, 109, 110 941-629-9666
    Gulfside Marine L/400 239-282-0443
    Ingman Marine L/301, 302, 304, 305 941-255-1555
    Latitude Tournament Boats L/050 239-707-3956
    LMC Outdoors B/42 941-875-4689
    Marina Mikes L/408-410 239-267-0725
    Marine Trading Post B/28 941-766-1044
    Marinemax Venice L/307 941-485-3388
    Marker 5 Financial Services B/47 239-437-0085
    Nautical Mile Magazine B/24 239-980-5803
    Palm Isle Marine L/309 850-447-2855
    Peace River Sail & Power Squadron B/31 941-637-0766
    Pier One Yacht Sales B/48 941-639-7777
    Punta Gorda Yacht Brokers B/09 941-833-0099
    Sea School B/23 800-237-8663
    Sea Tow Charlotte Harbor B35, 36 941-625-5454
    Softub, Inc. L/057, 058 239-603-5947
    Starglow International B/30
    Sunglass Haven B/11 954-846-8474
    Tow Boat US Charlotte Harbor B/03 239-283-6060
    USA Fuel Service B/05 941-740-4170
    Viage Group L/303 941-444-5375
    Walker's Marine Group L/402, 403 239-642-6774
    Waterproof Charts B/10 941-639-7626
    Waterway Boat Lift Covers L/101A 941-505-0237
    York Road Marine L/205, 206 239-283-1149
  • Seminars

    Fishin' Frank and his crew are back with a series of informative seminars and tackle displays in the Expo Building. Stop by to talk with area Charter Captains and local fishing experts.

    11:00 Fishing the flats
    12:00 Red fish & Snook
    1:30 Spanish mackerel and Pompano
    2:30 Sea Trout

    11:00 Reef fishing
    12:00 Fishing the Passes
    1:00 How to catch Red fish
    2:00 Snook Fishing the Bridges
    3:00 Cool Water Flats fishing

    11:00 Cobia and Tripletail
    12:00 Flats fishing
    1:00 Red fish & Snook
    2:00 Trout and Mackerel
    3:30 Fishing the passes

    11:00 Flats fishing
    12:00 Fishing the gulf
    1:00 Snook and Red fish        
    2:00 Fishing the Passes


    • Fishin' Frank
    • Captain Greg Wahley
    • Captain Cayle, Bad Fish Charters
    • Captain Karl Buitgan, K.B. Back Country Charters
    • Captain Mat Haag
    • Captain Tom Fisher, Fishbone Charters
    • Captain Bryan Ball
    • Captain Billy Barton
    • Captain Bart Marx
    • and the Pirate Crew
  • Exhibitor Forms

    Download Charlotte County Boat Show Exhibitor Forms
  • Frequently Asked Questions


    The Boat Show is located on the north end of Port Charlotte at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds. 2333 El Jobean Road (Route 776), Port Charlotte, FL 33948. About 3 miles west of U.S. 41. Across the street from the Charlotte County Sports Complex (Spring Training site of the Tampa Bay Rays).


    Thursday, January 12th, 10am-6pm
    Friday, January 13th, 10am-6pm
    Saturday, January 14th, 10am-6pm
    Sunday, January 15th, 10am-5pm


    Show Admission is FREE. There is a $5.00 charge for convenient on-site parking.


    While not an in-water show, visitors will find hundreds of boats from nearly every local dealer. Center Console Fishing boats, flats boats, skiffs, deck boats, pontoon boats, family cruising boats, catamarans, and more.


    The Fairgrounds Expo Hall is filled with a variety of marine products and services. Boat Lifts, Marine supplies, Fishing Tackle, Clothing, Sunglasses, Gift items, Marinas, Boatyards and Repair Services, Financing.

    Plus there are displays by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and U.S. Power Squadron with Boating Safety Information. There is a Boating Information display with lots of how-to materials and information about local boating.

    There are ongoing fishing seminars, sponsored by Port Charlotte’s Fishin’ Frank, featuring local guides. They will be inside the Expo Hall and are happy to answer any questions you have about local fishing.


    Yes, there will be a variety of food and drinks offered on site.


    We love pets but insurance regulations prohibit dogs or other pets.


    The CHARLOTTE COUNTY BOAT SHOW is owned by the Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association. The association, whose membership includes virtually every boat dealer and marine related company in Southwest Florida, has protected the rights of boaters and promoted boating and the marine industry in Southwest Florida for more than 40 years. The association also owns the BONITA SPRINGS BOAT SHOW, held at the Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Track in March and the FORT MYERS BOAT SHOW, held in downtown Fort Myers in November. For more information visit www.goboatingflorida.com.

    For questions, please e-mail info@swfmia.com or call 239-656-7083.
  • Other Upcoming Boat Shows:

    45th Annual Fort Myers Boat Show
    November 16th - 19th, 2017
    Harborside Event Center & Yacht Basin

    Spring Show at Bonita Springs
    March 1st - 4th, 2018
    Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Track