Atlantic City Boat Show

The Atlantic City Boat Show is now over and next year it will be and better than ever so start planning your trip now. The Atlantic City International Power Boat Show was held this year at the Atlantic City Convention Center in early February.

2014 dates are February 5th to the 9th

This past year the show had more than 700 all new 2006 models of motor and express yachts, sports fisherman, cruisers and sport boats, and up to 65-foot luxury motor yachts on display.

This is the fastest growing indoor power boat show in the USA, and draws some 50,000 visitors, with boaters travelling from up and down the East Coast.

Head to SPACE K53 to take the helm of a virtual boat and get a feel for the water without leaving dry land. The Nautis boating simulator makes learning fun, with hands-on training for boaters of all skill levels—new boaters can practice basic boat handling, while experienced mariners can attempt more complicated maneuvers as well as navigation, collision avoidance and more! This awesome training tool is brought to you by the great people at the Annapolis School of Seamanship.

The Atlantic Show also has a 95,000-square-foot "Marine Marketplace" that features marine-related services by vendors all demonstrating the latest advances in navigational devices, engines and nautical gift items to boaters. Also there are free boating and fishing seminars hosted by The Fisherman magazine

The Annapolis School of Seamanship is offering 2-hour interactive workshops on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings just before show opening time. Attendees will receive in-depth instruction in the subject of their choice as well as many extras

Meet Captain Dave Marciano from National Geographic Channel's Wicked Tuna. From its weathered, 27-year-old hull, to its tough, hard-working two-man crew, the Hard Merchandise fishing boat is the embodiment of the blue-collar bluefin fishing industry in Gloucester, Massachuestts. Captain & owner Dave Marciano and his nephew & First Mate Jay Muenzner work hard, employing both passion and skill to level the playing field as they compete against more modern, better equipped vessels in their quest to catch bluefin tuna.  The Atlantic City Boat Show is for you

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