All media must submit a credentials request before entering the show – all credentials are subject to verification. Press credentials are valid for all days of the show. Cindy Dobyns will send approval notifications from AboveWater Public Relations & Marketing. Please email [email protected] or call (239) 596-9149 if you have any questions.


Please contact Cindy Dobyns at [email protected] for any press inquiries regarding the 2023 Suncoast Boat Show.

SHOW OVERVIEW: The Annual Suncoast Boat Show on Florida’s west coast brings 150 exhibitors and sportfishing, powerboats, and motorized yachts, both on land and in the water to Marina Jack along 65,000 square feet of Sarasota waterfront. 

LOCATION: Marina Jack, #2 Marina Plaza, in downtown Sarasota, FL 





SHOW HOURS: Friday and Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM and Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM.

TICKETS: Adult One-Day General Admission is $18; free for Military Veterans, Active Duty, and Children 15 and under; Note all tickets must be purchased online in advance of arrival.

PARKING: Three public parking garages are located within two blocks. Palm Street Garage, State Street Garage, and Municipal auditorium at 801 N. Tamiami Trail. A FREE shuttle will run between the parking areas picking up at all three parking areas and dropping off at the Ringling Circle. The shuttle will run half an hour before the show opens and run until half an hour after the show closes. 

SAFETY MEASURES: AllSecure standards have been adopted industry-wide and raise the bar on safe, hygienic, productive, and high-quality organized event experiences. Click here to learn more.

FISHING CLINIC: On Saturday and Sunday, Captain Don Dingman will present a youth fishing clinic at the boat show. He is with the television show Hook the Future and he teaches kids how to fish and parents how important it is to spend quality time with their kids. He gives each child a free rod and reel. Click here for the schedule. 

SHOW MANAGEMENT: The U.S. Boat Shows division of Informa Markets is the leading exhibitions organizer that owns and operates the world’s foremost international boat and yacht events. In January, the St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show attracted record-setting audiences and boat sales to St. Pete's downtown waterfront. 

MEDIA CONTACTS: Cindy Dobyns, AboveWater PR and Marketing, 239-596-9149, [email protected] 


Please click the buttons below to view/download official logos, high-res photos & videos from previous shows.