• Event Details

    Event: 16th Annual Charlotte County Boat Show

    Dates: January 12th - 15th, 2017

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

    Bayliner York Road Marine
    Beachcat Pontoons Gulfcoast Boat Sales
    Beavertail Skiffs Beavertail Skiffs
    Bennington Ingman Marine
    Blue Wave Marina Mikes
    Boston Whaler Marinemax Venice
    Carolina Cat The Boat Place
    Carolina Skiff The Boat House
    Chaparral Fish Tale Sales & Service
    Chaparral Vortex Fish Tale Sales & Service
    Cobalt The Boat House
    Cobia Ingman Marine
    Contender Marina Mikes
    Crownline The Boat House
    Edgewater Sarasota Yacht and Ship
    Epic Marina Mikes
    Everglades The Boat House
    Express Marina Mikes
    Four Winns Boaters Landing
    Glacier Bay The Boat Place
    Glasstream Glasstream of SW FL
    Grady White Ingman Marine
    Harris Marinemax Venice
    Hewes Ingman Marine
    Hurricane The Boat House
    Key West Gulfcoast Marine Center
    Maverick Ingman Marine
    Nantucket Skiff Gulfcoast Boat Sales
    Nauticstar Big Toy Storage & Sales
    Nortech Erickson Marine
    Pathfinder Ingman Marine
    Pursuit Walkers Marine
    Regulator The Boat House
    Robalo Fish Tale Sales & Service
    Sailfish Boaters Landing
    Scarab Marinemax Venice
    Scout Viage Group
    Sea Chaser The Boat House
    Sea Hunt Ingman Marine
    Sea Ray Marinemax Venice
    Sea Skiff The Boat House
    Shearwater Erickson Marine
    Skeeter Ingman Marine
    South Bay Pontoons Big Toy Storage & Sales
    Southwind The Boat House
    Sportsman The Boat House
    Sting Ray Ingman Marine
    Stott Craft Gulfcoast Boat Sales
    Stump Knocker Boats Abel's Marine & Pederson Marine Sales
    Sundance Ingman Marine
    Sweetwater The Boat House
    Tahoe Pontoons Abel's Marine & Pederson Marine Sales
    Tidewater Erickson Marine
    Twin Vee Catamarans Bob and Annie's Boatyard
    Veranda Pontoons Bob and Annie's Boatyard
    World Cat The Boat Place
  • Exhibitors List

    Abel's Marine and Pederson Marine Sales L/401,402 941-698-4006
    Aeronaut Upholstery Solutions B/06 941-615-7162
    Allstate Cathy Sink PA B/22 239-561-8600
    Bath Fitter of SWFL L/056 239-274-8827
    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, 202 239-793-8040
    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 B/28. 29; L/50, 51 239-283-3962
    Bonita Boat Center L/406, 407 239-992-5777
    Calusa Certified Marine LLC B/07, 08 239-574-5053
    Castaway Customs B/45 321-427-5714
    Charlotte County Seawalls B/25, 26 941-629-4900
    Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve L/049 941-575-5861
    Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club B/25A 941-629-5131
    Cottonseed Casual Wear Inc. B/01, 02 727-393-2437
    Designer Metal Art L/059. 060 239-246-6521
    Dinghy to Yacht Inc. L/053, 054 239-691-8987
    Discover Vacations B/17 727-743-4362
    Dolphin Boat Lifts, Inc. B/15, 16 239-936-1782
    Erickson Marine L/203, 204 941-365-4444
    Exotic Hollywood B/24 754-273-0073
    Felix Marine B/27 239-936-6463
    Fish Tale Sales & Service L/208 239-463-4448
    Fishin' Franks Fishing Seminars 941-625-3888
    Florida Marine Works L/55 941-255-0554
    The Florida Mariner B/19 941-488-9307
    Freedom Boat Club B/18 407-697-7802
    Gasparilla Marina B/13, 14 941-697-2280
    Glasstream Boats of SW FL L/411 850-447-2855
    Golden Boat Lifts B/37, 38 239-337-4141
    Grass Flats Angler B/42 262-336-7176
    Gulf Coast Boat Sales L/306 727-841-8811
    Gulf Coast Marine Center L/108-110 941-629-9666
    Gulfside Marine Service, Inc. B/40, 41 239-282-0443
    Ingman Marine L/301, 302, 304, 305 941-255-1555
    Innovative Marine Structures B/04 941-697-7000
    Marina Mikes L/209-211 239-267-0725
    Marine Dynamics L/307, 308, 309 941-698-1444
    Marinemax Vehicle L/207 941-485-3388
    Marker 5 B/47 239-437-0085
    Nautical Mile B/24B 239-980-5803
    Peace River Sail & Power Squadron B/31 941-661-4705
    Pier One Yacht Sales B/48 941-639-7777
    Punta Gorda Yacht Sales B/09 941-833-0099
    Sarasota Yacht and Ship L/408 941-365-9095
    Sea Tow Charlotte Harbor B35, 36 941-625-5454
    Shoreline Lumber Inc. B/39 239-267-6857
    Softub, Inc. L/057, 058 239-603-5947
    Standing Watch B/12C 239-280-6054
    Star Glow Products B/30
    Storm Shield LLC B/32 239-491-7002
    Stump Pass Marina B/23 941-697-2206
    Sunglass Haven B/11 954-846-8474
    Tow Boat US Charlotte Harbor B/03 239-283-6060
    US Coast Guard Flotilla 92 B/12 941-426-7147
    US Coast Guard Flotilla 98 B/12B 941-639-3811
    Underwater Fish Light B/20, 21 941-391-5846
    USA Fuel Service B/05 941-740-4170
    Versadock US B/33, 34 952-239-1115
    Viage Group L/303 941-444-5375
    Walkers Yacht Sales L/409, 410 239-481-5043
    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 Lure fishing in the flats
    11:30 Red fish, Captain Karl
    1:00 Pompano
    2:30 Snook
    3:30 Sea trout

    10:30 Flats fishing
    11:30 Red grouper, amber jack & snappers
    1:00 Snook, Captain Karl
    2:30 Red fish
    3:30 Snook

    10:30 Snook fishing
    11:30 Sea trout
    1:00 Red fish, Captain Karl
    2:30 Sea trout
    3:30 Trolling for grouper and mackerel

    10:30 Cobia
    11:30 Red fish, Captain Karl
    1:00 Snook
    2:30 Sea trout


    • 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:

    44th Annual Fort Myers Boat Show
    November 17th - 20th, 2016
    Harborside Event Center & Yacht Basin

    27th Annual Spring Show at Bonita Springs
    February 25th - 28th, 2016
    Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Track