Boat and water lovers in the Southland will get their eyes on the brighter, shiniest watercraft on the market later this month, as the 2017 Los Angeles Boat Show gets underway. According to our friends at Marine Source, the big show debuts January 19, and runs through the weekend.
The L.A. Boat show takes place at the Fairplex in Pomona, California, 28 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The doors open Thursday and Friday at noon, and stay open until 9pm Saturday and Sunday, those same doors swing open two hours earlier. The show closes at 9pm Saturday and 6pm Sunday.
A show with some serious history behind it, the L.A. Boat Show is one of the longest running boating exhibitions in North America. It features sport fishing boats, speed boats, ski boats, and cabin cruisers. Fans of smaller and/or personal watercraft will find jet skis, pontoons, dinghies, inflatables, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and more!
An expected, “who’s who” of exhibitors will be present in beautiful Pomona. Per losangelesboatshow.com, these may well include The American Sailing Association, Big Bay Yachts, and Cape Hatteras Marine.
Fairplex is located at 1101 W. McKinley Ave, in Pomona, and is conveniently reached from all points in Southern California. Easily identifiable Fairplex signs directing motorists are located throughout Pomona and her neighboring communities. Directional signs are also prominent along nearby freeways.
Show admission is a reasonable $15 for adults. Children 12 and under get in free, as do active military members with proper identification. Parking dedicated to the show is available for $10 in nearby lots.
Marine Source, officialboatshows.com, losangelesboatshow.com
Gildshire Reporter, Kim Hastings