Finally a boat show in San Francisco! Please join us for the biggest power & sail boat show of 2014. We’ll be offering boat rides on new Beneteau powerboats and sailboats in the Discover Boating and Discover Sailing displays. Try power boating on the new GT 38 and Barracuda 9, or go sailing on the a new Beneteau Oceanis 37 and First 25.
McCovey Cove & Pier 48, adjacent to AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA
- In-water at McCovey Cove
- Land exhibits at Pier 48
Thursday January 23 Noon–7pm
Friday January 24 Noon–7pm
Saturday January 25 10am–7pm
Sunday January 26 10am–6pm
BOATS FOR EVERY LIFESTYLE, ACTIVITY & BUDGET!
New Boats | Brokerage Boats | Power Boats | Sail Boats
There will be something for everyone at the San Francisco Boat Show!
Every price range. Every category.
- Personal Watercraft
- Family Boats
- Fishing Boats
- Wakesports Boats
*Brokerage boats will be presented in alliance with the California Yacht Brokers Association.
Discover Boating Hands-on Skills Training
On-the-water powerboating workshops—only at the boat show!
Nothing beats hands-on experience when it comes to improving your powerboating and sailing skills. This year’s show features a full schedule of one-hour and three-hour hands-on, in-water powerboating workshops and two-hour sailing workshops designed to add more fun and excitement to your boat show experience…and take your boating skills up a notch. There’s something for everyone—from absolute beginners to seasoned skippers!
Learn from experts:
All sessions are based on internationally recognized training and certification programs and are taught by USCG licensed captains who are also certified professional instructors
To learn more and register for any of these events, CLICK HERE.
Powerboaters may select from the following one-hour hands-on, in-water workshops:
- Advanced Docking Skills
- Close Quarters Power Handling
- Open Water Boat Handling & Seamanship
Choose one…or several! You’ll learn skills that will last a lifetime. There is a nominal registration fee for each session. CLICK HERE
Powerboaters may also opt for a more in-depth learning experience and considerably more helm time by participating in a three-hour extended workshop created specifically for and presented only at the boat show:
- Powerboating Made Easy
- Advanced Docking & Precisions Boat Control in Tight Spaces
Participants who register online for a three-hour session will receive FREE boat show admission for the day. For more information on these 3 hour on water workshops, CLICK HERE
Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center
Watch, learn and do! If you’re a do-it-yourselfer or boat owner interested in learning new techniques for taking care of your boat or motor, head to Fred’s Shed for practical, professional advice. Free daily sessions cover a variety of topics.
- Watch certified marine technician and expert wrench slinger “Fred” demo tools and techniques on actual boat and motor cutaways.
- Learn how to maintain, repair or upgrade our boat or motor.
- Take part in discussions, ask questions and participate in hands-on-clinics.
Check back for Fred’s Shed schedule and seminar descriptions so you can plan your visit.
FREE Sailing Lesson – Sailing Simulator
Experience how a boat reacts to wind and waves and learn how to use the tiller with the help of an ASA certified instructor. Designed and built by a nuclear physicist, the sailing simulator recreates the actual movement of a boat under sail so you can get a feel for the water, without getting wet. It’s a unique training platform for sailors of all abilities—whether you’re just learning how to sail and or an experienced sailor who wants to practice under different sailing conditions. The simulator was featured at the America’s Cup where more than 1000 people took a sailing lesson. Don’t miss your chance to climb aboard for a test sail.
Training boat, Catalina Expo 12.5, provided by Catalina Yachts.
Try It Cove – There’s more than one way to catch a wave!
Sponsored by West Marine
Try It Cove is your chance to try stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking and all sorts of other on-water activities for FREE! What a fun way to spend part of your day at the Boat Show!
Be sure to bring your suit and a towel – we’ll provide the kayaks, paddle boards and paddles. Changing rooms will be provided.
Paddlesports are among the fastest growing water sports in the world—and if you are interested in a new way to enjoy the outdoors, and get some healthy exercise, paddle boarding is for you!
Catch some rays…get some exercise…you are going to LOVE learning about paddlesports in Try It Cove!
Let your little ones get creative! Toy boat building gives your child a chance to build a nautical masterpiece—a one-of-a-kind vessel using pieces of wood, crafty bobbles and bangles, and a lot of imagination. These boats will be a great memory of your family time together at the Progressive® Insurance San Francisco Boat Show® for years to come!
Want the kids to try a water activity? Remember to visit Try It Cove in the Pier 48 Building.
FREE! Daily boating & sailing seminars
Take advantage of FREE seminars to boost your sailing and boating knowledge. Hourly sessions hosted by industry experts will cover a wide variety of topics ranging from sailing to powerboating, cruising to docking.
Check back for a full schedule of seminars and speaker biographies.