SWFMIA Boat Show moving to Bonita Springs
Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association
January 20, 2014
Filed under News
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association has relocated its 25th Annual Spring Boat Show, to the Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Track in Bonita Springs — 2014 show dates are March 6th -9th.
“After more than twenty years at the Lee Civic Center in North Ft. Myers it was time for a change and we could not be more excited about this new venue ,” commented John Good, Boat Show Manager. “It moves our show into the heart of a fast growing population base of Southwest Florida Boaters and gives us a great geographical spread for our three annual shows. We now have a show in Bonita Springs, our Fort Myers Boat Show, downtown in November, and our Charlotte County Boat Show in January in Port Charlotte.”
The Greyhound Track is located on Bonita Beach Road between I-75 and U.S. 41. The site offers all the space needed for boat and accessory displays in one area and there is more than ample on-site parking. “We do not see a downside to this location,” says Good. “It’s convenient, very easy to find and all displays will be in a large paved parking area. We will be able to utilize large tents for accessories and boat dealers will have the option to bring as much product as they desire. There will also be plenty of room for fishing seminars and the boating how-to information that we offer at all of our shows.”
It is expected that all the area’s major dealers will be on hand with more than 300 boats on display. The show will feature a wide variety of booth displays with all kinds of marine accessories, and services. Port Charlotte’s “Fishin’ Frank” and his crew of experienced and entertaining guides will conduct fishing seminars all four days of the show. Frank’s new fishing simulator will give show visitors a chance to experience the excitement of fighting everything from bass to billfish.
Show hours are 10 a.m. 6 p.m., Thursday – Saturday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $8. Parking is free. The Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Track is located at 10601 Bonita Beach Road SE Bonita Springs, FL 34135.