Monday, June 17, 2013

San Diego International Boat Show

formerly the San Diego Yacht & Boat Show, cruises into Harbor Island June 20-23, 
2013 for four days of fun on the water! 
As the region’s premier summer boating event, 
the 2013 boat show provides attendees an all-access pass to discover the boating lifestyle 
and a chance to shop the newest boats and marine accessories. 
More than 100 vessels, from entry-level family cruisers and personal watercraft 
to luxury motor and sailing yachts, plus a new selection of superyachts, 
will be docked in the marina and parked on land for visitors to browse, board and buy!

The Progressive Insurance San Diego International Boat Show, 
in partnership with the California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA) 
and San Diego Superyacht Association, is 30 percent larger this year, 
with more than 150 boats, plus hundreds of the newest marine gear and accessories for sale.

The boat show also offers a festive seaside atmosphere 
and is THE place to see and experience everything that boating has to offer, 
with activities and education for all ages, including a chance to Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) 
and take a variety of boating courses on-land or in-water. 
Food, beverages and live entertainment will also be available, 
making the boat show the ideal place to enjoy a fun day on San Diego Bay and discover boating!

2013 Progressive Insurance San Diego International Boat Show highlights include:

New! Discover the life of luxury aboard superyachts: 
For the first time, the boat show will feature a selection of superyachts from 100 ft. and up. Whether a big buyer or dreamer, visitors won’t want to miss this fleet of yachts.

New! DIY Fun: Head to Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center, 
a garage-like setting, to learn how to keep that boat in tip-top shape. 
Check the website for registration details and seminar schedules.

On-Water Educational Clinics & Seminars: 
Discover Boating Puts You At The Helm during 60-to 90-minute onwater skills-building clinics, with instruction on a variety power boating and sailing topics. 
And for a more in-depth experience, 
there are several advanced 3 ½-hour, underway courses scheduled. 

The CYBA will be presenting dozens of on-land seminars 
ranging from “intro to boating” to lessons for experienced skippers.
fee for each on-water Discover Boating clinic includes complimentary boat show admission 
for the day; participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Learn to SCUBA: At the ‘Be a Diver Pool,’ 
dive into an underwater world in the comfort of a heated pool. 
Anyone ages 10 and older can learn how to scuba dive with a certified instructor – 
all one needs is a swimsuit to participate. 
The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) 
will supply the scuba gear, changing rooms and hair dryers. 
Participants can also get a photo taken underwater as a keepsake. 

Paddlesports fun at Try It Cove: 
Try It Cove challenges attendees to find out firsthand 
why paddlesports are
all the rage with a variety of daily opportunities to get on the water, 
including Stand Up Paddling (SUP), kayaking and more.

Complete details about the boat show can be found at

Show Details:
When: Thursday through Sunday, June 20-23, 2013
Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21– Noon to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 22 –10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 23 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Sheraton Harbor Island and Spanish Landing Park
1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Admission: $12 – Adults (13 years & older)
FREE – Children (12 years & under) and military personnel with proper ID

Advance tickets can be purchased online at

See you at the boat show!

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