ORLANDO, Fla. (Updated Aug. 4, 2021) – The Marine Industry Association of Central Florida (MIACF) presents the Orlando Boat Show for a three-day event August 27-29, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center. The highly anticipated show features 17 of Central Florida’s top boat dealers representing more than 50 manufacturers.
The Orlando Boat show features a wide variety of boats including bowriders, center consoles, deck boats, flats boats, freshwater fishing boats, jet boats, pontoon boats and surf boats to fit any lifestyle and occasion.
Extra incentives are available only during the show from dealers and manufacturers such as extended warranties, service packages, waived dockage, enhanced electronics and accessory packages.
Tickets on Sale Now
Ticket prices are $9 per person and are available for purchase online at https://orlandoboatshow.com/tickets or at the gate. Kids under the age of 12 are free! Please note Orange County Convention Center parking is $10.
In appreciation of the hard work and dedication to the health and safety of our community, FREE admission is available at the gate for active healthcare workers and first responders with proper ID (up to four passes for immediate family).
Special Events and Seminars
The Fishing Zone
Capt. Jim Ross presents, ‘How to fish the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon.” Attendees will have a chance to win a half day excursion at each seminar.
Capt. Tony Summers presents ‘ How to catch the Big Bass in Central Florida’s lakes.”
Go Boating Seminar
Sea Tow’s Capt. Kerry Kline talks about Central Florida’s waters from his point of view as a 50-Ton Master Coast Guard Captain.
Matt Smith, owner of Sit Means Sit, will show you how to teach your dog how to swim safely with confidence while boating.
Twiggy, the waterskiing squirrel, and Roxie Show
A fan favorite with shows daily.
All events and seminars are included in show admission and can be viewed at https://orlandoboatshow.com/events (subject to change).
New Boat Sales Remain Elevated in 2021
According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and its New Powerboat Registrations Report, following a record year for new boat sales in 2020, data shows total new boat sales are averaging 31,000 units sold monthly since the summer of 2020, on a seasonally-adjusted basis, above normal levels and indicative of the heightened demand for new boats spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Orlando Boat Show is designed for new and avid boaters to explore the latest in boating trends, vessels, water activities and fishing,” said Joe Lewis of Mt. Dora Boating Center and the president of MIACF. “We are committed to raising the professionalism of the boating industry in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere.”
WHO: Marine Industry Association of Central Florida
WHAT: Orlando Boat Show
Friday, August 27 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 28 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday, August 29 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Orange County Convention Center, South Hall B, 9800 International Drive, Orlando
STAY SOCIAL: @orlandoboatshow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with #lifeisbetterwithaboat
We continue to work with local health officials and the Orange County Convention Center team to follow current guidelines with respect to the safety of our staff, exhibitors, and attendees during the boat show.
Created in 1989, the Marine Industry Association of Central Florida (MIACF) is a not-for-profit trade organization focused on the sound growth of the marine industry for the benefit of its members and their customers, local communities, and the environment. MIACF is comprised of more than 30 members in Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties and is the owner of the Orlando Boat Show and the Daytona Beach Boat Show.
For interviews, high-res images and complimentary media and influencer passes, please contact
Laura E. Richeson at 407.616.8108 or [email protected].