Greenwich Boat Show will make its return with a change of course as a 3-week long virtual event that will run April 5-25. This year’s adapted show format creates an extended opportunity for boaters and dealers to safely connect online, in-person and on-water ahead of a much-anticipated 2021 boating season.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Connecticut’s Greenwich Boat Show is a Favorite Among Boaters
If you were to design the perfect boat show, you’d probably
start by having a huge selection of great, new boats. Next, you’d have all
those boats in the water ready to be tested because, if you’re going to buy a
boat, you want to know how it rides, not just that it looks pretty. Finally,
you wouldn’t want to pay a single cent to attend the show, so you’d make it
What you’d be creating is Connecticut’s best in-water boat
show, the Greenwich Boat Show.
Early each spring, the Greenwich Boat Show is held on the
Mianus River in Cos Cob, where boaters can easily test new boats on the open waters
of Long Island Sound. The show has earned a reputation as being unique among
the region’s boat shows becauseits location and
offer of free sea-trials lets boaters try an incredible variety of new boat
models. It’s an event where consumers are treated with respect. Dealers are
invited back based on the show’s gentlemen’s agreement: There are no hard
sales, no gimmicks, no vendors pushing products. Just a lot of interesting
dialogue and a lot of boat rides.
The show features a remarkable selection of boats. Those in
the market for luxury, high-end vessels have brands such as Chris Craft, Tiara,
Hinckley and Hunt Yachts to consider. Meanwhile, the serious fisherman has a
wide variety of fishing boats to choose from, including Edgewater, Scout, Grady
White, Pursuit and Tide Water. Family cruising boats are well-represented with
favorites like Sea Ray, Monterey, Carolina Cat and three new pontoon brands. With
such a large selection and the offer of free sea-trials, it’s no wonder local residents
and boaters from throughout the Northeast consistently praise the Greenwich
Boat Show as being among their favorite shows.
This year’s show will be held on April 12 & 13th, and promises
an even wider array of dealers, boat lines and a large selection of family and
luxury vessels. More than 30 of the finest brands for fishing, luxury, power,
sport and cruiser boats will be showcased. Show organizers recommend attendees
visit the show’s website in advance to schedule sea-trials. They can do so by