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.


Check back for Fred's Shed schedule and seminar descriptions in November 2014,
so you can plan your visit.


Kids' Zone 

Share with your little ones fun on the water! Visit the Kids' Zone at the Progressive® Insurance San Francisco Boat Show® in the Pier 48 building and experience some nautical fun.

Little skippers should try the Sailing Simulator and 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 teach you how to do it.

Remember that kids 15 and younger get free entrance to the boat show! Have fun on the Water.



Hourly Educational Seminars

This year's seminar program is loaded with educational and enlightening programs, hosted by local experts and adventurerers who know the waters and will share practical advice, expert options and tall tales. 

All seminars are free to attend with boat show admission

Seminar topics and speakers will be published in Novemeber 2014.