Boat Handling ClassesTHE POWERBOAT SCHOOL PUTS YOU AT THE HELM
Hands on Boating Skills Classes available Only At The Boat Show!!

Hosted By Carefree Boat Club
Nothing beats hands on experience when it comes to improving your boating skills and learning new ones. This year add more fun and excitement to your boat show experience and take your boating skills up a notch. There’s something for everyone - from absolute beginners to seasoned skippers!


Learn from the experts; all sessions are taught by USCG licensed captains who are professional, certified instructors.  You'll learn basic and advanced skills that will last a lifetime!   
Space is very limited. Advance registration is highly recommended. Participants are encouraged to register on line in advance or directly at the Powerboat Skills Training Center during the boat show located at the end of “B” Dock at the Bahia Mar at 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale. Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the class start time.

1 Hour On-Water Classes
  • BASIC DOCKING SKILLS
  • ANCHORING AND MULTI-VESSEL RAFTING TECHNIQUES
  • OPEN WATER BOAT HANDLING SKILLS
  • FIRST MATE SKILLS
3 Hour On-Water Workshops
  • ADVANCED DOCKING & PRECISION BOAT CONTROL
  • POWERBOATING MADE EASY - CAPABLE, CONFIDENT, SAFE!
GET FULL SCHEDULE, DETAILS & REGISTRATION



3D PROJECTION MAPPING
3D Projection MappingTake your time leaving the show because we have a spectacular video presentation at the Bahia Mar featuring a show by PaintScapping that will transform 12 stories of the Bahia Mar Resort into an immersive, 3D aquatic experience.

The show producers partnered with 3D video mapping specialist, PaintScaping (www.paintscaping.com), to turn the west side of the Bahia Mar into a canvas that will showcase 3D video of our marine world. The show will repeat multiple times for three nights during the show so there will be multiple opportunities to see it.

You must be inside the show to see the video as late comers will not be permitted to enter.
 
The 3D projection will be on the west wall of the Bahia Mar hotel
Thurs, Fri & Sat...Nov  3, 4, 5
7:30pm, 8:00pm, 8:30pm


CRUISERPORT
CruiserPort is a designated area within leading mainstream boat shows, promoting the cruising lifestyle. CruiserPort offers free boating activities taught by your favorite PMM editors and other industry professionals.
Please see seminar schedule


Seakeepers InvitationThe International SeaKeepers Society Hosts
FOUNDERS’ 2016

Recognizing the 2016 DISCOVERY Yacht Fleet
Join us for a moving feast of small plates and cocktails

Contact: gill@seakeepers.org |  305.299.0765
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THE BLUEWILD OCEAN ADVENTURE EXPO, SEMINARS AND ART EXHIBITS
Blue Wild ExpoBe sure to visit "The Blue Wild Watersports and Marine Art Expo". You will get the chance to listen to experts speak about different water sports -- from freediving and spearfishing to stand up paddleboarding and underwater photography.  Also, stop by and meet celebrity speakers Gator Boy Chris Gillette and Manny Puig -- they will be displaying their artwork and photography.  While there, be sure to visit the extensive Marine Art Display room, featuring a wide range of artists -- from serious, high-end works of art to underwater photography to  whimsical and contemporary pieces.  There is something for everyone at The Blue Wild!
Broward County Convention Center: Lobby B/C
 

Friday, Nov 4

4:00 PM - FWC Stories and Q&A – FWC
5:00 PM - Spearfishing Tips, Beg. to Advanced – Sheri Daye

Saturday, Nov 5
1:00 PM - FWC Stories and Q&A – FWC
2:00 PM - Search and Rescue, Stories/Advice – USCG
3:00 PM - Savage Wild! – Manny Puig
4:00 PM - Spearfishing Tips, Beg. to Advanced – Sheri Daye
5:00 PM - Predator Photography – Gator Boy Chris Gillette

Sunday, Nov 6
1:00 PM - Predator Photography – Gator Boy Chris Gillette
2:00 PM - Search and Rescue, Stories/Advice – USCG
3:00 PM - Spearfishing Tips, Beg. to Advanced – Sheri Daye
4:00 PM - FWC Stories and Q&A – FWC

5:00 PM - Savage Wild! – Manny Puig

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THE ANNUAL KIDS' FISHING CLINICS:  Presented by Hook the Future

Clinics begin each day Saturday & Sunday, at 12:00 and 2:00pm.The clinic is free for all children who have  a ticket to the boat show. The clinic is for ages 5-16.


Hook The Future

IGFA SCHOOL OF SPORTFISHING SEMINARS

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Thursday, Nov 3, 2016

Secrets for Dolphin
Kingfish Tips & Techniques
Targeting Inshore Game Fish

Friday, Nov 4, 2016
Winning with Wahoo
Reef & Bottom Fishing Basics
Destination Fishing

Saturday, Nov 5, 2016
Stalking the Flats
Offshore Masters Panel
Destination Fishing

Sunday, Nov 6, 2016
Targeting Inshore Game Fish
Offshore Masters Panel
Big fish on Light Tackle


THE ANNUAL KIDS' FISHING CLINICS:  Presented by Hook the Future
Saturday & Sunday,
Clinics begin each day at 12:00 and 2:00pm.The clinic is free for all children once you have bought a ticket to the show. The clinic is for ages 5-16. - See more at: http://www.showmanagement.com/fort-lauderdale-international-boat-show-2014/event/special_events/#sthash.VvfuUCc7.dpuf