Plugboats Directory of Boat Shows

The Plugboats DIrectory of Boat Shows is part of the most comprehensive colleciton of directories related to electric boats and boating.
It is difficult months beofre shows to determine the extent of electric boat exhibitors in the shows, but it is undeniably growing each year. This lis also includes trade as well as consumer shows.
Clicking on any of the show logos will give you more information and a link to the website to explore as you wish.
If you have an addition, correction or suggestion, please use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

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Photo of Berlin Boat and Fun Show Berlin Boat and Fun Show

November 21 – 24, 2019
Berlin Exhibition Grounds

The general public enjoys the colorful events which are featured throughout the whole trade show. Have a look at Highlights to get a good overview. Let the diversity the boats inspire!


Photo of Europort Europort

November 5- 8, 2019
Rotterdam Ahoy

From 5 – 8 November 2019 Europort, organised in the world port city of Rotterdam, will be the leading exhibition for special purpose vessels. Europort is thé business hub for the maritime sector, as the event focuses on specialised ships and the smart solutions which drive success. With 27,000 professional visitors and over a 1,000 exhibiting companies Europort belongs to the world’s leading maritime meeting places.

Photo of Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

October 30 – November 3, 2019
Bahia Mar Yachting Center

Located steps from the beach in sunny South Florida, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show hosts 1,200+ exhibitors and has over 1,500+ boats on display. Products range from sunglasses to superyachts and everything in between.


November 19 – 21, 2019
RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre

The METSTRADE Show is the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems. We are the only truly international B2B exhibition for the marine leisure industry and have served as a platform for innovation, market developments and networking since our launch in 1988.

In addition to the overall leisure marine industry, we cater for three specialist sectors, namely Superyachts, Marinas and Yards and Construction materials. We do this through three specialised pavilions, each offering a smaller self-contained show within the larger METSTRADE Show context. Besides these pavilions, METSTRADE offers three showcases for the industry’s most innovative products and developments.


Photo of Cochin International Boat Show Cochin International Boat Show

December 6 – 8, 2019
Samudrika Convention Centre

The second Cochin International Boat Show will feature Kayaks to Motor Boats, Yachts & latest state of the art technology, products & allied services. The event will have special segments for sports boating, leisure boating, defence boating, boating equipment and IT & software. CIBS will be a premier event of its kind in the region offering a link between Middle East and South East Asia and in due course, the organisers aims to establish this event as a definitive boat show in the SAARC Region.

The geographical positioning of the Cochin Port makes it the most suitable and convenient venue to host an event of this nature.

Photo of Salon Nautic Paris Salon Nautic Paris

December 7 – 15, 2019
Paris Expo Porte de Versailles

The Nautic in a few words…

The Nautic Paris International Boat Show gathers every year, at the beginning of December, all the sectors of the nautical industries. It becomes on this occasion the largest indoor port in France and one of the most important boat shows of its kind in the world.

From Saturday 7 to Sunday 15 December 2019, you will find all kinds of sailing and motor boats, water sports, nautical equipment, new technologies, boat rental services, tourism and fishing at the Porte de Versailles.


Photo of Atlanta Boat Show Atlanta Boat Show

January 16-19, 2020
Georgia World Congress Center Hall C

Tickets are $15 for adults and kids 12 and under are FREE. As the Southeast’s premier boating event, the Atlanta Boat Show features the best of the best in new boats and marine products for 2020, with more than 600 watercraft being showcased along with the very latest in marine accessories and products.

Photo of Bass & Saltwater Fishing Expo Bass & Saltwater Fishing Expo

January 10 – 12, 2020
North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

The Bass and Saltwater Fishing Expo is the place to get ready for the season!

With units rigged and ready to hit the water, truckloads of the latest tackle, newest electronics and a seminar series that is second to none, the Bass and Saltwater Fishing Expo is

HANDS DOWN the best show of its kind in The Southeast…..North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia!

Photo of Boot Dusseldorf Boot Dusseldorf

January 18 –  26
Messe Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

The world’s leading water sports fair showcases all aspects of water sports on 220,000 m² of exhibition space. Experience the unique atmosphere in the 17 exhibition halls and 19 themed areas.

Photo of Chicago Boat RV and Sail Show Chicago Boat RV and Sail Show

January 8 – January 12
McCormick Place, Chicago

Cruising into the Windy City for the 90th time, the 2020 Progressive® Insurance Offering something for everyone, from boarding luxurious 50+ foot yachts and fishing (for real fish!) indoors in the middle of January, the 2020 Show will feature over 600 boats, 100 RVs, sailing and boating educational opportunites, plus the latest in technology and outdoor accessories.

Photo of Denver Boat Show Denver Boat Show

January 17-19, 2020
Colorado Convention Center


Photo of Los Angeles Boat Show Los Angeles Boat Show

January 9 – 12, 2020
Fairplex, Pomona, CA, USA

See the all new 2020 boat models making their West Coast debut! The Los Angeles Boat Show is the premiere show featuring boats throughout North America. For 64 years, the Los Angeles Boat Show has been the ultimate destination for boating and outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts, featuring sport fishing boats, performance boats, ski boats, cruisers, jet skis, pontoons, motorboats, cabin cruisers, dinghies/inflatables, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and more! See’em, touch’em and sit yourself down at the helm! The fun starts here!

Photo of Toronto International Boat Show Toronto International Boat Show

January 17 – 26, 2020
Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto Canada

North America’s Largest Indoor Boat Show Offers the Latest Boats, Gear & Accessories, the World’s Largest Indoor Lake, plus Great Family Value!


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Photo of Abu Dhabi International Boat Show Abu Dhabi International Boat Show

October 16 – 19  2019

Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) will return to bring the latest in luxury yachting, leisure marine and fishing to ADNEC Marina on 16-19 October 2019. Join us at this year’s event to discover the latest, accessible, affordable and flexible ways to enjoy boating and watersports with a whole range of opportunities to get out on the water at the Show. You will also find 350+ global marine brands as well as wide variety of boats on our purpose-built Show marina.

Lots of fun activities and attractions for the whole family to enjoy!

Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) successfully launched the Show in the UAE capital in October 2018.

Photo of Auckland on Water Auckland on Water

October  3 – 6,  2019
Viaduct Harbour, Auckland

Set in the heart of the City of Sails, New Zealand’s biggest on-water boat show showcases more than 200 domestic and international marine businesses, including dozens of vessel manufacturers and boat brokers.

Perfectly timed to lead into the summer boating season, Auckland On Water Boat Show is the only boating expo in New Zealand where visitors can experience such a wide range of vessels on and off the water.

New Zealand’s leading boat distributors, importers and brokers are complemented by top marine electronics, marine engine and ancillary equipment suppliers, alongside chandlers, marine service providers and plenty of b2b businesses.

If you are looking to buy a new vessel, try out a water sport, contemplating a new-build or refit or just want to discover the most innovative new releases on the marine market, you’ll find all you need at the show.

From marine diesels to fishing seminars; electronics to safety equipment, lighting to the latest large cruising vessels, the Auckland On Water Boat Show has it covered.

Photo of Barcelona Salon Nautico Barcelona Salon Nautico

October 9 – 13, 2019
Port Vell Moll de la Fusta and Moll d’Espanya

Come to the place for Sea Lovers
A place that moves thousands of sea lovers, where you can discover all the news of the nautical sector and live unique experiences.

Come to the Salón Náutico, the perfect setting for Sea Lovers. See you there!

Photo of Biograd Boat Show Biograd Boat Show

October 17 – 20, 2019
Marina Kornati, Biograd na Moru

Central and Eastern Europe’s largest in-water boat show celebrates its 21th year following 20 years of continuous record breaking shows. In 2018, the show had well over 310 contracted exhibitors and more than 320 boats on display, covering more than 33.000 m2.

The show is held in the resort town of Biograd, at Marina Kornati and includes Ilirija hotels, restaurants, and entertainment facilities. The special atmosphere and many industry and social events attracts many exhibitors and visitors from all neighboring countries, making it a truly international event for those interested in boating on the Adriatic.

Photo of Capetown International Boat Show Capetown International Boat Show

October 18-20, 2019
V&A Waterfront

The annual Cape Town International Boat show, is South Africa’s premier boating and luxury lifestyle event taking place from 18-20 October 2019 at the V&A Waterfront.

Cape Town International Boat Show brings together manufacturers and buyers of luxury boats, accessories and marine equipment to gather, share, and explore the many facets of the boating and related industries.

Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mother City, the event showcases a display of the world’s finest yachts, catamarans and exotic boats; family fun and interactive water activities over 3days.

Photo of Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

October 30 – November 3, 2019
Bahia Mar Yachting Center

Located steps from the beach in sunny South Florida, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show hosts 1,200+ exhibitors and has over 1,500+ boats on display. Products range from sunglasses to superyachts and everything in between.

Photo of Hamburg Boat Show Hamburg Boat Show

October 23 – October 27, 2019
Hamburg Messe and Congress

HAMBURG BOAT SHOW is a new industry event with a host of innovations, a wide range of brands and many different activities for the water sports community. Roughly 300 companies, associations and institutions will show their latest products, trends and developments ‘by boaters for boaters’. The event showcases all facets of water sports on over 30,000 square metres in three large halls. Whether beginner or pro, surfer, sailor or motorboat enthusiast: There is something for everybody here.

The expertise at the trade fair is one thing – but we offer you so much more than that: unique experiences and emotions. You will get plenty of opportunities to test new material, take part in workshops and contribute your experience. In spite of all the technical advances and innovation – in the end it is our shared passion for water sports that connects us as organisers and you as exhibitors and visitors to this event. Let us spirit you away on the wave of excitement carrying our new trade fair in the north, and become part of the community.

We look forward to seeing you!

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