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Winter Boat Show Schedule: What’s Coming Up in 2023

Winter Boat Show Schedule: What’s Coming Up in 2023

By Debbie Hanson

Jan 05, 2023

List of winter boat show options, shows coming up across the country from sportfishing boats to luxury yachts, attend boat show seminars, compare boat models

If you’re looking for a winter boat show to attend, there are several coming up soon across the country. Some boat shows are focused on sport fishing boats, others are geared toward the yachting crowd, and other boat shows even include RVs or travel trailers. To make the best decisions about which boat shows to attend this year, you should have an idea about the type of boat you’d like to own and the kind of boating you want to do.

Check out the winter boat show schedule and learn about the type of boats that will be on display at each show.


Nashville Boat Show

Held at Nashville’s Music City Center in the heart of downtown Nashville, the Nashville Boat Show will run from January 5-8, 2023. In addition to the selection of boats from manufacturers like Bayliner, Bennington, Lowe, and Ranger; the Nashville Boat Show will include a live musical performance by Dalton Elliott, a paddle sports demo pool, and free boating safety courses offered by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.


Chicago Boat Show

The Chicago Boat Show (often referred to as the Chicago Boat, RV and Sail Show) will be held from January 11-15, 2023, at McCormick Place South in downtown Chicago. You’ll be able to check out boats from Grady-White, Regal, and Sun Chaser – just to name a few. Take the family to check out the FlowRider surf simulator and Paddlefest Pool where you can try stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking SUP yoga and other paddle sports.


Atlanta Boat Show

Head to the Georgia World Congress Center on Jan. 12-15, 2023, for the annual Atlanta Boat Show. You’ll be able to comparison shop boats from manufacturers like Quest, Sea Hunt, and Monterey. In addition, you can check out the fishing seminars, sailing seminars, and even a special performance by the Atlanta Children’s Choir.


OKC Winter Boat Show

From January 13-15, 2023, you can attend the Oklahoma Boat and RV Show at the Bennett Event Center (one of the largest event spaces in Oklahoma City) on the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds. This show features hundreds of boats and RVs from dozens of dealers across the State of Oklahoma.


Minneapolis Boat Show

The Minneapolis Convention Center will play host to the 2023 Minneapolis Boat Show from January 19-22, 2023. Check out boats from brands like Chris-Craft, Crestliner, NorthStar, and Skeeter. Plus, there will be an antique and classic boat display, live music from local artists like Jackson Burn and Mike Miller, and a boating skills virtual trainer.


Louisville Boat, RV, and Sportshow

If you’re into boating and camping, the Louisville Boat, RV, and Sportshow is coming up on January 25-29, 2023, at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Compare boats from reputable manufacturers such as Tracker, Sea Ray, Scout, Ranger, and Chaparral. In addition, you can walk through hundreds of RVs. There will also be a paddle sports demo pool, catch-and-release fishing pond for kids, and wakeboard pros sharing tips to level up your wakeboarding skills.


New York Boat Show

You can get your tickets now and reserve parking for the New York Boat Show to be held at the Javits Center from January 25-29. Browse boat brands and marine-related products from over 300 exhibitors. Learn how the recreational boating community is working to help sustain our planet and waters for future generations at the Conservation Village displays, kids can build a toy boat to take home as show souvenir at the Build-A-Boat space, and you can try stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) and kayaking at the indoor paddle sport pool.


Miami International Boat Show

The Miami International Boat Show is set for February 15-19, 2023. This year, the Miami International Boat Show and the Miami Yacht Show have joined forces to create the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show – the largest boat and yacht event in the world. The on-land portion of the event will take place at the newly reimagined Miami Beach Convention Center and Pride Park. The in-water show will take place at Venetian Marina, One Herald Plaza, Museum Park Marina, and IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens.


New England Boat Show

Head to the New England Boat Show from February 15-19 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Compare boat brands and models from manufacturers like Mako, Starcraft, and Tidewater. Ask about special financing, options packages, and other incentives. Hone your casting skills atop a 30' fishing tank, get tips from expert anglers at one of the saltwater fishing seminars, and check out the paddle sports experience space for on-water paddle sports demos.


Palm Beach Boat Show

While it’s sometimes referred to as the Palm Beach Winter Boat Show or West Palm Beach Winter Boat Show, the Palm Beach International Boat Show runs from March 23 - 26, 2023, which is technically during the spring. This boat show is big yacht focused and features more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts and accessories (including superyachts nearly 300 feet in length). If you’ve always wanted to live a luxurious boating lifestyle, this is the show for you to attend.


If you live in Texas and attended the Dallas Winter Boat Show 2022, you may be interested in knowing that there will be a Houston Winter Boat Show this year from January 25-29 at the NRG Center. Happy boat shopping!

Thank you!

Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.