35th annual Suncoast Boat Show scheduled for this weekend on the Sarasota bayfront

Event to be held Friday through Sunday, April 21-23, at Marina Jack

The Suncoast Boat Show at the end of this week is expected to be the largest in the 35-year history of the event. Photo courtesy ShowManagement.com

The 35th annual Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota will take place Friday, April 21, through Sunday, April 23, at Marina Jack in downtown Sarasota, organizers have announced.

“This year’s show will be the largest in the event’s history in terms of overall exhibit space and the number of boats and exhibitors on display,” a news release points out.

Nearly 200 vendors will showcase a selection ranging from motor yachts and fishing boats to cruisers, runabouts and personal watercraft, the release adds. “Also on display will be a full range of marine electronics and products, as well as paddleboards, canoes, kayaks and other on-the-water toys,” the release notes.

“The impressive collection will include many boats never before seen on the Gulf Coast, including the Marlow 97, Outter Reef 82, Hatteras 70 GT and 60 Motor Yacht, Grand Banks Palm Beach 42, and the Ocean Alexander 70 and 85, among many others,” the release points out.

The hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, the show’s website notes. Tickets are $14 per adult per day; children under age 15 will be admitted free, the release adds. Tickets may be purchased online.

“Year after year, this market proves to be excellent for both new and brokerage sales,” said Brett Keating, vice president of consumer marketing for Show Management, the company that owns and produces the show, in the release. “We’ve expanded the in-water display this year to accommodate increased demand from our exhibitors,” he added in the release.

For more information, visit www.ShowManagement.com.