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The Marine Industry Association of Central Florida (MIACF) presents the Orlando Boat Show for a three-day event August 12-14, 2022 at the Orange County Convention Center, North Hall B. The highly anticipated show features 22 of Central Florida’s top boat dealers representing more than 80 manufacturers with approximately 400 boats on display.

The Orlando Boat show features a wide variety of boats including bowriders, center consoles, deck boats, flats boats, fresh water fishing boats, jet boats, pontoon boats and surf boats to fit any lifestyle and occasion.

Extra incentives are available only during the show from dealers and manufacturers such as extended warranties, service packages, waived dockage, enhanced electronics and accessory packages.

Tickets on Sale Now

Ticket prices are $10 per person and are available for purchase online at https://orlandoboatshow.com/tickets or at the gate.

Kids under the age of 12 are free! Please note Orange County Convention Center parking is $10.

Events and Seminars

Guests can enjoy fishing and boating seminar speakers, plus fan favorite Twiggy, the waterskiing squirrel, and Roxie Show.

Additional activation areas include the Trout Pond for kids 12 and younger to catch a fish; the virtual saltwater fishing simulator to experience the excitement of competition to catch a bull dolphin; and the Fishing Zone devoted to all types of fishing gear including fresh water and saltwater rod and reels, fresh water and saltwater lures, clothing for a great day on the water and all types of fishing gear and accessories.

All events and seminars are included in show admission and can be viewed at https://orlandoboatshow.com/events (subject to change).

Queen of the Show

orlando boat show Queen of the Show 2022 HCB 53' Suenos SMALL

The Queen of the Show is the 2023 HCB 53′ Sueños, a large center console yacht with the sophisticated design to perfectly balance speed, ride, comfort, and all of the luxury of “dream” yacht needs. The bow area is dual purpose with seating to accommodate guests on the forward-facing lounger or around bow seats and table that convert to a large sun pad for lazy days catching rays; or remove the cushions for a fully functional fishing platform. The luxuriously functional cabin with queen sized berth, storage galore, galley kitchen, and separate head/shower compartment is the perfect place for air-conditioned comfort on hot days as well as longer trips with overnight stays. An automotive inspired helm station allows the captain to be fully aware of the surroundings while staying in tune with the endless functionality on-board including: charts and navigation, Sea Keeper®, ample stereo system, the quad engine package, and more.

Orlando Boat Show Fast Facts

  • WHO: Marine Industry Association of Central Florida
  • WHAT: Orlando Boat Show
  • WHEN: Friday, August 12 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Saturday, August 13 – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Sunday, August 14 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • WHERE: Orange County Convention Center, North Hall B
    9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
  • TICKETS: https://orlandoboatshow.com/tickets
  • SPECIAL EVENTS: https://orlandoboatshow.com/events
  • WEBSITE: orlandoboatshow.com
  • STAY SOCIAL: @orlandoboatshow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with #lifeisbetterwithaboat

National Marine Industry

According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), new powerboat sales through Q1 2022 are showing signs of normalizing following two years of historic growth…while continuing to surpass pre-pandemic levels, up 20 percent from Q1 2019.

Central Florida Marine Industry

  • $4.1 billion annual economic impact in Central Florida – includes manufacturers and suppliers, sales and services, boating activities and business tax revenue
  • 15,641 jobs in Central Florida: 10,276 direct jobs and 5,365 indirect jobs
  • 198,594 registered boats in Central Florida
  • 2.4 million Central Floridians go boating each year

“The Orlando Boat Show is designed for new and avid boaters to explore the latest in boating trends, vessels, water activities and fishing,” said Jeff Husby, president of Regal & Nautique of Orlando and the president of MIACF. “We are committed to raising the professionalism of the boating industry in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere.”

Created in 1989, the Marine Industry Association of Central Florida (MIACF) is a not-for-profit trade organization focused on the sound growth of the marine industry for the benefit of its members and their customers, local communities, and the environment. MIACF is comprised of more than 30 members in Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties and is the owner and producer of the Orlando Boat Show and the Daytona Beach Boat Show.

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