The Port Credit In-Water Boat Show celebrates its 24th year at the Port Credit Harbour Marina from September 12 to 14. Visitors can walk the docks and view over 100 new and used power and sailboats showcased by yacht brokers and dealers from the Port Credit Harbour Marina, Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Pickering, and Muskoka.
Organizers say brands on display will include Sea Ray, Crownline, Chris-Craft, Edgewater, Chaparral, Hatteras, Monterey Boats, Sabre Yachts and Beneteau powerboats. Sail boaters will find slips with sailing vessels from Hunter, Dufour, Beneteau, Bavaria, Hanse, JBoats, Jeanneau, and Delphia.
Boaters, interested in a specific boat can seek out the expertise and advice of one of the local yacht brokers, who can source and import boats from around the globe.
New boaters can try their hand at boating courtesy of the Humber Sailing and Powerboating Centre, which will feature free sailboat rides on a Hunter 31.
Humber College also offers on-the-water sailing and power boating courses in the summer and boating theory classes in the winter.
The Port Credit show will also include numerous land displays of marine accessories and services ranging from marine insurance and sailing schools to canvas shops.
The Show Speaker's Tent, sponsored by Informedboater.ca, will feature numerous speakers including seasoned boater, Rob MacLeod, as well as the presentation of ‘Shipwrecked on a Great Lake', directed by Port Credit's Peter Rowe.
The Show's Consignment offers ‘gently' used and hard-to-find boating equipment. A long time show feature, monies raised here are donated to Ontario Sailing, a provincial organization in support of boating.
While boaters are contemplating their new purchase, they can sip beer in the Great Lakes Brewery Refreshment Tent. Great Lakes Brewery, Toronto's original craft brewery returns as a sponsor for the show. Winner of the People's Choice, Ontario Brewing Award, GLB are well known for their Orange Peel Ale, Farmhouse Ale and Red Leaf Lager.
Performing in the refreshment tent will be Mississauga's Bill Springate, who covers a broad range of musical types from the fifties through to current music including pop, pop classics, R&B, soul, Motown, reggae, country and jazz.
Port Credit In-Water Boat Show Hours
• Friday Sept 12 10AM-7PM
• Saturday Sept 13 10AM-6PM
• Sunday Sept 14 10AM-5PM