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sail-world.com -- San Francisco Bay's biggest boat show ever set for January 2014

San Francisco Bay's biggest boat show ever set for January 2014    
Sat, 7 Dec 2013

From luxury motor yachts to personal watercrafts, all that is new and hot in the world of boating takes over McCovey Cove and Pier 48 for the first ever Progressive® Insurance San Francisco Boat Show® Thursday, January 23 through Sunday, January 26, 2014. From novice sailors to longtime power boaters, this four-day boating extravaganza will showcase more than 150 new boats for sale on-land and in-water, plus the latest marine accessories, daily boating and sailing seminars, with a chance to try stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking indoors, and more.

'The combination of McCovey Cove and Pier 48 creates the perfect setting for a premier boat show in the Bay Area,' said Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show’s Executive Director Dave Geoffrey. 'The San Francisco Bay Area has not seen a boat show of this magnitude in a very long time, and we’re very excited to provide Northern California boaters and non-boaters alike a chance to enjoy and discover the boating lifestyle.'

McCovey Cove will be transformed into an in-water showroom, allowing visitor’s access to the larger in-water luxury motor yachts, sailboats and fishing vessels, plus daily on-water boating workshops for those who want boating lessons. Inside, Pier 48 will be filled with trailer boats, ski boats and marine accessories, in addition to daily educational opportunities and boating fun for all ages.

Show highlights include:

· Try it Cove – Inside Pier 48, an indoor pool will offer opportunities for attendees to get wet and try a variety of on-the-water activities including stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, inflatables and more.

· Discover Boating’s Hands-on Skills Training – Professional boaters will host free boat rides and hands-on boating workshops for beginners to experienced boaters along San Francisco Bay.

· Fred’s Shed DIY Seminars – This interactive learning center will offer hands-on sessions with experts teaching attendees how to repair motors, perform regular maintenance, troubleshooting new technologies and more.

· Free Boating and Sailing Seminars – Dozens of free educational opportunities will be offered for boaters of all skill levels inside Pier 48.


The show is set to take place at McCovey Cove and Pier 48, 24 Willie Mays Plaza (adjacent to AT&T Park), in San Francisco, California 94107. Show hours are: Thursday, January 23 and Friday, January 24, from noon to 7 p.m., Saturday, January 25, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, January 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 one-day adult, children 15 and younger are free (when accompanied by an adult), and active military, fire and police personnel are free with ID.

For more details or to purchase advance tickets online and receive a $2 discount, visit SF Boat Show.

by Shelbi Okumura



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