The Suncoast Boat Show leading the fleet as one of the Gulf Coast's premier boating destinations

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SARASOTA, Fla. – The 31st Annual Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota will take place April 25-27 at Marina Jack, located at 2 Marina Plaza in downtown Sarasota. The Gulf Coast’s leading boat dealers, such as Galati Yacht Sales, MarineMax Sarasota, Marine Dynamics, Sarasota Yacht & Ship and Cannons Marine, will display hundreds of boats from well known manufacturers such as Sea Ray, Tiara, Viking, Cruisers, Grady White, Boston Whaler, Everglades and Jupiter, along with a full range of marine electronics, products and accessories. With onsite restaurants, plenty of downtown parking and convenient access, the show leads the fleet as one of the Gulf Coast’s premier boating destinations. Get $5 Off tickets here

The show’s convenient location at Marina Jack boasts a floating dock permanent marina with a deep water harbor and no-bridge access to the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, accessory exhibit tents and boats on land will enhance the total show experience. Marina Jack also offers unparalleled dining in a spectacular facility with panoramic views of the marina, downtown, Sarasota Bay, Big Pass and the Gulf of Mexico.

Some Featured Boats at the Suncoast Boat Show

Prestige 550S Express Yacht
Galati 550 NewsPrestige created a simple, soft and understated elegance in the 550S Express. In pursuit of the highest level of quality, Prestige has paid rigorous attention to detail, designing this yacht with form and function in mind. The 550S Express is beautiful and practical, accommodating family and friends in 3 staterooms plus skipper. The intimate owner’s suite is immense and accessible by a private stairway. Infused with natural light from the large lateral window in the hull, the owner’s retreat comes complete with a Premium mattress with Diamond Luxe cover, providing maximum comfort and privacy.
See it at Galati Yacht Sales – CD Dock; Slips 34-37

Wellcraft® 252 Coastal from Big Toy Store
Wellcraft 252 newsThis boat is ready for your weekends and will keep you in style. A hardtop with rod holders, a spreader light, and overhead incandescent lights, plus pedestal seats, sport and starboard jump seats, an integrated swim platform, and a nicely-appointed cabin provide creature comforts for you, your friends, and the family! Fish boxes, tackle boxes, and a cooler are standard, and you can trick the boat out for diving or over-nighting with sweet optional equipment.
See it at Big Toy Storage Sales and Service – Land 1002

Beneteau Gran Tourismo 38 feet
Benetau 38 NewsThis boat is one of the Flyer GTs, which number four ranging in size from 34 to 49 feet. Windows to either side slide down manually to provide ventilation, and a power sunroof that’s nearly full-width slides back to air things out even more. Living space includes a master stateroom in the bow with an island berth, which has stowage beneath, and hanging lockers to either side. Hull-side windows and opening portholes add to livability, as does an overhead hatch. A second stateroom amidships offers twin berths, outboard hanging lockers, and hull-side windows with opening ports.
See it at Viage group - C Dock; Slips 7-11
   C Dock; Slips 7-11
   C Dock; Slips 7-11

“We are looking forward to celebrating 31 years in Sarasota and are happy to report that the show is on track to sell out,” said Dane Graziano, COO and senior vice president of Show Management. “We’ve expanded the in-water display area to accommodate all the exhibitor requests we have been receiving and we are expecting a very solid show this year.”

Sarasota’s array of amenities makes it an unparalleled destination for boating enthusiasts, with its pristine beaches, world-class shopping, international cuisine, renowned museums and galleries, Florida’s signature water sports and outdoor activities, aquariums, botanical gardens and more.

SUNCOAST BOAT SHOW SCHEDULE:

Friday, April 25, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 26, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 27, 2012 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SHOW ADMISSION:
Adults $10 at the gate, $8 online
Kids under 15 FREE

Discounted 2 for 1 Tickets available

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION:
Take I-75 to S.R. 780 west; exit 210 toward Sarasota/St. Armands/Mote Marine/Gulf Beaches. Merge onto Fruitville Road. Turn left onto Tamiami Trail/ US 41. Continue to follow US-41. Turn right into Marina Plaza or proceed to downtown parking garages in the area.

Get more info on the Suncoast Boat Show here