The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show Returns to Orange Beach

Exciting Event Slated for March 27-30, 2014

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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n just a few short years it’s become one of the most popular events on the Gulf Coast: The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show. And this year’s show, slated for March 27- 30, 2014, promises to be more incredible than ever before. Show organizers expect over $90 million in boats and marine products on display this year, including more than 125 in-water vessels and an additional 250-plus boats displayed on land. It’s become one of the most exciting outdoor, in-water shows on the Gulf Coast but rather focusing on the sheer size, the organizers instead highlight quality—there’s literally something for everyone, whether a newcomer to boating or a seasoned tournament veteran.

So what are some of the keys to the incredible success of The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show? First, the location. The Wharf Entertainment Complex in Orange Beach, Alabama is a perfect destination that’s both family-friendly and also packed with things to do for everyone, including restaurants, nightlife, shopping and even the largest Ferris wheel in the Southeast. There’s a full-service marina for visiting boaters and an amphitheatre that draws some of the biggest names in music.

The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show itself is carefully planned and marketed to attract boating and watersports enthusiasts as well as those who are sincerely interested in purchasing a boat during the event. In 2013, show dealerships reported confirmed sales of $13 million, proof that this is indeed a buyer’s show.

The list of exhibitors reads like a Who’s Who of the marine industry: Viking, Bertram, Contender, Jupiter, HydraSports, Everglades, Yellowfin, Edgewater, Tiara, Sea Ray, and so many more. Brokers will also have a wide variety of pre-owned boats for sale as well so there’s sure to be a boat that’s right for you at The Wharf. And it doesn’t stop there: how about personal watercraft, outboard and inboard engines, fishing equipment, electronics featuring the Raymarine showroom revealing the new CHIRP DownVisionTM technology and more! The sheer variety is incredible.

The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show kicks off with the exclusive VIP-only “Stars over Alabama” red-carpet preview, the event’s can’t-miss “see and be seen”, signature party that’s become the hottest ticket of the year. The kids will delight in marine artist Larry Rackley’s Kid’s Art Classes throughout the show.

Saturday’s highlight is the Lucca Fashion Show, a professionally produced, high energy fashion show complete with gorgeous models sporting the latest fashion trends. Throughout the boat show there are exhibitor displays, instructional seminars and much more, plus live music each afternoon. The show itself is well laid out and easily accessible too.

The Wharf Boat and Yacht show is a truly unique event that’s always innovative and entertaining for the entire family from start to finish—it’s no wonder that it’s become one of the signature events on the entire Gulf Coast. So visit www. for more information and make plans to attend The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show, March 27-30, 2014.