MARATHON, Florida Keys — Boating and watersports aficionados can browse among boats from top brands at the annual Island Boat Show set for Friday through Sunday, Jan. 22-24, at Hawks Cay Resort, mile marker 61 on Duck Key.
Many of the boat dealers in the Keys as well as several manufacturers in South Florida are to showcase their newest models, from fishing skiffs to large offshore center-console vessels.
Boat brands and vendors expected to be featured at the open-air show include Hell’s Bay Boatworks, Boats Direct USA, Riva Motorsports, Bonefish Boatworks, Bahama Boatworks, Streamline Performance Boats, Hola Yachts and Belzona Boats. Sea trials can be arranged, according to organizers. A full roster of exhibitors can be found at islandboatshow.com/exhibitors.
The event also features exhibitors selling marine-related gear and merchandise. Attendees can bid on silent auction items, take part in raffles for fishing tackle and merchandise, and enjoy food and drinks.
The show is to take place 1-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Entry for all three days is $10 per person and parking is free, with shuttle service available.
The Island Boat Show is an entirely outdoor event and is to incorporate recommended coronavirus health safety protocols.
All proceeds benefit Upper and Middle Keys college scholarships and missions and ministries of Islamorada’s Island Community Church.
Event information: islandboatshow.com
Show attendees can browse, and sea trial, boat brands on display at Hawks Cay Resort, mile marker 61 on Duck Key.