A good boat show is like a treasure hunt—you don’t know for sure if you’ll come home with something special, but you’re guaranteed an adventure.

Of course, if you’re adamant about buying a new boat, then international boat shows are the best place to start. These events are where you’ll not only get a piece of the action, but you’ll learn a lot in the process. So, if you’re on the fence about whether or not you should attend the next International Boat Show, here are some compelling reasons to make room on your calendar:

You Can Tour All the Boats
Arguably the best part about attending international boat shows is that you can get up close and personal with each boat. You’ll get to climb aboard and tour each vessel to try them on for size, so to speak, which is always an exciting experience. Of course, you can do this whenever you pay a visit to any boat dealer. However, an international boat show is an opportunity to explore the best—and newest—models all in one place.

You Get to Talk to the Competition
When you’re shopping around for a boat, it’s important to narrow down your options as best as you can to find something that suits all of your wants and needs without lacking in craftsmanship and features. That’s where the competition comes into play. As you peruse the different boats, you can get advice from different dealers about the boat you’re actually interested in. Who better to point any hidden flaws or drawbacks that the dealer may have just glossed over?

There Will Be Tons of Vendors
Another noteworthy aspect of international boat shows is that you won’t find just boats there. You’ll also come across loads of international vendors offering everything from electronics, to dock lines, apparel, all-weather protective gear, to sporting gear and beyond. There’s quite literally nowhere else you’ll be able to compare hundreds of pairs of boating accessories or chat with the artists that can hand paint your boat’s name on its transom in one place. The online marketplace just doesn’t compare to meeting the experts and being able to see, touch, and try on the accessories.

There Are Educational Opportunities Left and Right
Whether you’ve been around boats your entire life, are looking to buy one for the first time, or just enjoy the atmosphere, you’ll get the opportunity to attend a number of seminars or demonstrations when you attend a boat show. Most seminars and demonstrations are free to attend, and the topics range anywhere from boating safety to fishing tips from the pros. Each event is a great way to rest your feet and learn something new as well as hear unique stories from people who have lived their lives at sea.

You’ll Always Catch a Good Deal
International boat shows always attract a large audience—which makes for an incredibly competitive environment among dealers. The dealers themselves use up a lot of resources just to stake a claim at each boat show, which means they’ll be more than willing to negotiate on their prices as well as offer other incentives such as a better warranty, package deals, or special financing to close the deal. This is the time when you can take advantage of the one-time show deals that won’t be offered otherwise. Even if you don’t plan on buying a boat, attending boat shows always makes for an interesting and fun experience and you never know…you just might find the boat of your dreams!

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