39th annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show scheduled for December

The 39th annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show will be held from Thursday, Dec. 1 to Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Albert Whitted Park and Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin

In St. Petersburg, Fla. The show is the largest in-water boat show on the Gulf Coast.

The show will display hundreds of power boats and sailboats in water and on land, including family cruisers, runabouts, fishing boats, sailing yachts and personal watercraft. The show also includes a 40,000-square-foot exhibit tent housing all types of marine gear.

Organizers of the show said the 2016 show will be “larger than ever,” with more than 50 additional boats and 3,750 square feet of exhibit space.

Educational activities and special events include boating seminars and youth fishing clinics presented by non-profit Hook The Future, musical entertainment, and a variety of food and refreshments.

Onsite parking is available at municipal parking garages surrounding the show’s grounds. The St. Petersburg Trolley Downtown Looper route offers convenient stops on First Street near the Mahaffey Theater.

The St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show is endorsed and sponsored by Sail America and produced and managed by Show Management.

To make travel arrangements, contact the show’s official travel partner, BoatShowHotels.com, at 866-877-3083 or visit BookBoatShowHotels.com. For more information, call 954-764-7642 or 800-940-7642, or visit ShowManagement.com.

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