Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show at Pier Park March 3-5
January 30, 2017 by SoWal Staff
We're always excited to learn about new and exciting events in and around SoWal - and this one sounds like a winner. High end boats, gear, and lots more to explore next to Pier Park in Panama City Beach.
Wheels Up Events, a well known promoter of high-end fishing tournaments and unique family-style boat shows, will host the first Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show at Aaron Bessant Park, next to Pier Park from March 3-5, 2017.
The new show will feature boat displays from all major manufacturers representing the latest in boats of all types from the personal kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, to small trailerable cruisers, high-performance center-consoles and runabouts as well as active outdoor lifestyle accessories.
“We’re excited to introduce a brand new Boat Show to one of the most dynamic venues on the Emerald Coast and based upon early dealer registration it appears demand for our brand of high-energy boat show is high in this area” said Chris Miller, President of
Wheels Up Events.
Featuring marine and outdoor lifestyle exhibits of all types along with seminars and live entertainment, the event will truly be much more than just a boat show. Iconic brands such as Sea Ray, Everglades, Boston Whaler, Sea Hunt and many more have already registered to display their latest models at the event. Additionally, the show will include displays of bicycles, electric carts, fitness products and the latest in outdoor gear.
Today’s boats are incredibly technologically advanced over what was available just a few years ago, with features such as active dynamic positioning and gyro stabilization now available in smaller vessels along with advanced drive systems and excellent fuel economy. Kayaks and SUP’s also have benefitted from lighter, stronger and more versatile materials and innovative drive systems. Pocket-sized Trawlers are available with amenities and features previously only found on vessels much larger. From Crab Island to Shell Island and St George Island, the new Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show promises to be fun for the whole family..
Given the show’s unique location immediately adjacent to the immensely popular Pier Park (SoWal.com partner), and the associated exciting amenities all within walking distance of the beach, the Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show is sure to become a breakout hit during Panama City Beaches new 2017 Spring Break Season. For more information visit www.gulfboatshow.com and on Facebook.
The Aaron Bessant Park venue, is "right-next-door" to Panama City Beach's famous Pier Park outdoor shopping property boasting 124 stores and many dining and entertainment options.
March 3, Friday - 10 am to 6 pm "Locals Day"
March 4, Saturday - 10 am to 6 pm "Ladies Day"
March 5, Sunday - 10 am to 5 pm
Adults - $10
Kids (12 and under) - Free
Locals Day (Friday) - $5 entry with local ID
Military (active and retired) - $5 entry each day with ID
2 Day Pass - $15
Follow Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show on Facebook for event updates.