The Connecticut Spring Boat Show is traditionally the first in-water boat show of the year in New England. In 2024, it will take place from Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28 . In 2024, this is the 9th edition of the CT Spring Boat Show.
The show welcome visitors from Connecticut and from all over New England. Sailboats and powerboats in display range from 20 feet to more than 65 feet. There are also dozens of exhibitors on the lawn, brokers, artists, service companies, food and much more. Visitors can compare products and discover the latest innovations, gears, accessories. It is a great destination for the boating enthusiasts and for the entire family.
Charity partner for CT Spring boat show: Sails up 4 Cancer
There is something unique about the Connecticut Spring Boat Show: the show raises money for a good cause. Each year, thousand of dollars are raised for Sails Up 4 Cancer (SU4C), a non-profit organization supporting cancer care, education, prevention, and research. 50% of ticket sales is donated to Sails Up 4 Cancer. Last year, $23,000 were raised and this year, the show expectation is to raise even more funds. Sails Up 4 Cancer (SU4C) will also exhibit at the show for more fundraising opportunities. For more about SU4C, visit www.su4c.org
The Connecticut Spring Boat Show is produced by WindCheck Magazine, a free monthly magazine dedicated to the boating community in New England. The magazine is published ten times a year and is distributed to all marinas and waterfront communities in Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
CT Spring Boat Show Practical information :
Boat show location
Safe Harbor Essex Island Marina
11 Ferry Street
Essex, CT 06426
Directly at the boat show: 9 Ferry Street, Essex, Ct
Safe Harbor Dauntless South yard, 9 Novelty Lane, Essex, CT.
Connecticut Spring Boat Show tickets:
Adult: $20.00 only
Free for children 13 years old or younger
3 Day Full Access to 2024 CT Spring Boat Show.
Don’t forget that 50% of proceeds from each ticket sale will go to support SailsUp4Cancer
Boat show special events 2024
The boat show features a lot of fun events for everyone. This year in particular, the show organizers set a fantastic program:
Live music :
SoundWaves from 3:30 to 6pm on Friday April, 28
SoundWaves band plays old to contemporary standards for everyone. You will enjoy classic rocks and more. Carol and ken are good for the entire family. You can just seat and relax and enjoy a good time while listening to your favorite songs.
Music by Wooly Mammoth 3 – 5pm on Saturday April 29
This band was formed in 2013 by members who used to play and sing in different places and whenever and wherever they could. a lot of people like them because their music has the “Mystic Vibe” and the band always get people dancing.
Music by The Fake Experience 2:30 – 5pm on Sunday April 30, 2023
You will enjoy a lot of different music styles from this friends and family band. They paly rock, pop, country and even reggae. Great and unique performance thanks to their large repertoire with new songs every year.
Fishing Seminar: Saturday April 29 at CT spring boat show
12:30 to 1:15pm fishing CT River, Long Island Sound Captain Mike Roy,
1:30 to 2:00pm , Long Island Sound Keeper Bill Lucey
2:15 – 3:00pm , kayak fishing for striped bass Matt Stone
3:15 – 4:00pm , proactive offshore fishing Captain Brian Moskey
Coboaters supports CT Spring Boat Show.
Coboaters is crew finder network. Our mission is to help crew find a boat for any type of sailing or boating. We also help boat owners recruiting the best crew for their program.