Features at a Glance


There will be something for everyone at the San Francisco Boat Show: 
Power, Sail, Marine Gear & Services.

  • Motoryachts
  • Sailingyachts
  • Prominent yacht brokers and firms
  • Personal Watercraft
  • Family Boats
  • Wakesport Boats
  • Dighys/inflatables
  • Fishing Boats
  • Stand-Up Paddleboards
  • Kayak
  • Canoes
  • Travel/Tourism
  • Electronics Dealers
  • Sailmakers
  • Insurances
  • Boating-related soft goods, eyewear, shoes
  • Marine Hardware and Services
  • Sportfishing equipment

*Brokerage boats will be presented in alliance with the California Yacht Brokers Association.

Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center                                                  

Watch, learn and do! If you’re a do-it-yourselfer or boat owner interested in learning new techniques for taking care of your boat or motor, head to Fred’s Shed for practical, professional advice. Free daily sessions cover a variety of topics.

  • Watch certified marine technician and expert wrench slinger “Fred” demo tools and techniques on actual boat and motor cutaways.
  • Learn how to maintain, repair or upgrade our boat or motor.
  • Take part in discussions, ask questions and participate in hands-on-clinics.


Click  HERE  for a Fred's Shed schedule and seminar descriptions so you can plan your visit.


Try It Cove – There’s more than one way to catch a wave!

Catch some rays, get some exercise and have fun on the water. Padddlesports are among the world's fastest growing water sports—and you can find out why for yourself at this year's show.

Head to Try it Cove to sample a variety of activities - from stand-up paddle boarding to kayaking, canoeing and more! Be sure to bring your suit and a towel; we'll provide the equipment.

Try it Cove will be presented in partnership with Clavey Paddlesports.



Kids' Zone: Nautical fun for your little mariners!

Sailing Simulator give young skippers a chance to experience how a boat reacts to wind and waves without getting wet.

Want the kids to try a water activity? Visit Try It Cove from stand-up paddle boarding to kayaking, canoeing and more! Be sure to bring your suit and a towel; we'll provide the equipment and instruction.

Remember— admission is free for kids 15 and younger. You can find the Kids' Zone in the Pier 48 building.




Hourly Boating Seminars

Educational and enlightening programs are hosted by local experts
and adventurers who know the waters and will share practical advice,
expert opinions and tall tales. 

All seminars are free to attend with boat show admission.

Seminar topics and speakers will be published in November 2014.