THE ANNUAL STUART BOAT SHOW
The largest boat show on Florida’s Treasure Coast featuring over 200 local, national and international exhibitors displaying hundreds of boats in-water and on land. Many boat brands are represented at the show, including the latest models of motor yachts, cruisers, center consoles, speedboats, sport fishing boats, and pontoons ranging in size from 12 feet to over 90 feet in length.
Additional exhibits include the latest in personal watercraft, marine electronics, outboard and inboard engines, safety equipment, accessories, boat lifts, fishing gear, nautical clothing, and jewelry, as well as financing and insurance companies. Plenty of music, delicious food, and drinks add to the festivities.
With an increase in popularity over the years and a limited amount of space to grow, the Annual Stuart Boat Show has had to get creative.
2018’s show required the crew to rework the layout of displays on the road and moved the seminar tent onto the water. A 40×40 foot barge with a 50-foot run was built to accommodate a 40×30 foot high-peak tent. The barge was fully skim-coated and covered with blue carpet.
In 2019, a special-request was facilitated to add a helicopter landing-pad in our show office parking lot for VIP access. To execute this request, our team used two 8×25 foot docks, side-by-side to create a 16×50 foot level platform.
In 2020, the Stuart Boat Show added another 100 linear feet of floating docks to accommodate more boats in-water and help with foot traffic.
2022’s show featured the Pelican Lounge & Bar sponsored by Southern Boating Media. A 40×40 foot barge was built to accommodate a 40×30 foot high-peak tent. The barge was fully skim-coated and covered with blue carpet. Inside the lounge, Southern Boating was promoting their monthly magazine and selling their pelican merchandise while patrons shopped and sipped on their cocktails from the full-service bar.