Boat show floats back to St. Petersburg

November 30, 2013 by  

While much of the country is dealing with cold winter-like weather, many are dreaming of the days when they can get back on the water. For those who can make it to Florida, the 36th annual St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show is being held over four days this December, and can help them dream of warmer days.

The show, which is the largest held on the Gulf coast, will feature over 40,000 square feet of everything to interest the casual or more advanced sailor. The newest models of personal crafts, runabouts and yachts will be on display, and there will also be youth fishing clinics and seminars on everything those interested in the sport need to know.

Select topics include ‘On Board Emergencies’, ‘Communications for Cruisers’, and ‘Solar Power on Boats: Facts, Myths and Hype’. The fishing clinics are for children aged 4-16 and they work their way through different stations, with prizes to be handed out at the end.

Those who wish to learn how to handle a watercraft can take part in the 45-minute ‘Taste of Sailing’ session presented by Sail America.

People from all over the area will probably make their way to this annual show, which will likely includes many from Plant City. When shows like this need to be advertised, organizers often turn to local printing companies for help.

The show is taking place at the Progress Energy Center from December 5 to 8. Admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the door, which current military personnel with ID are admitted free of charge. For more information, call 954-764-7642.