Features at a Glance
Seabreacher — See the Ultimate Diving Machine
Imagine a vessel that looks—and performs—like the union of a marine mammal and a high performance fighter jet. It’s no fantasy—it’s the Seabreacher!
A dramatic breakthrough in recreational boating, the Seabreacher is an exciting submersible watercraft that pushes the limits of what people can do in the water. It operates much like an aircraft, with full three-axis of control. What does that mean? It means the Seabreacher can dive, jump, roll, porpoise and perform other amazing aquabatic tricks—at breathtaking speeds!
Jetovator—See the Latest Watersports Sensation
The Jetovator is a thrilling new water sports accessory that lets riders reach new heights of fun on the water—literally!
Connect the Jetovator to a personal watercraft (PWC) and riders find themselves seated on a hydro-powered water bike boasting the attitude of a racing motorcycle crossed with a fighter aircraft. Yet, it’s as easy to ride as a bike.
Simple to use controls let riders soar up to 30 feet in the air, cruise up to 25 mph and dive 20 feet under the water to perform a wide range of aerial tricks and dives, including wheelies, barrel rolls and back flips.
See the Jetovator in action
Fred’s Shed—DIY Seminars & Interactive Learning Center
Located in Space # C-38
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 your boat or motor.
- Take part in discussions, ask questions and participate in hands-on-clinics.
Together, “The Boating Guy” and certified marine service technician “Fred, The Outboard Doctor,” bring more than 50 years of boating and wrench-slinging experience to the Shed.
Check back for a complete list of seminars.
Get started in boating or learn how to make the most of your time on the water. The Welcome to the Water Center is your one-stop resource for boating information and advice
•Straightforward answers to all your boating questions
•Expert, unbiased advice on finding a boat that best suits your lifestyle and your budget
•Information you can trust and local resources to help you get started
Boating on a Budget
Think owning a boat is out of your reach? Think again! When it comes to enjoyable ways to spend your leisure time, boating is far more affordable than you may realize. Be sure to stop by and check out this special showcase of boats you can own for less than $250 per month.
Compare costs of Boating vs. other Leisure Activities
Whether you're in the market for a luxury cruiser, or are just dreaming about the day your ship will come in, your search for the ultimate boat starts here! Our expanded in-water display will showcase nearly 100 best-in-class vessels, ranging in size from 30 to 90 feet! See a stunning assortment of large pleasure craft, including luxury yachts, sportfishers, sport cruisers, motor yachts, family cruisers, and more.
The number of people allowed on board select craft may be limited, both to ensure enjoyable viewing and for safety considerations; appointments may be required to board these boats.
See the ALL-NEW Miss GEICO Racing Boat
The six-time World Champion Miss GEICO Racing Team is proud to introduce the newest and latest Miss GEICO offshore racing boat.
The new Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran made of carbon/kevlar. At approximately 11,000 pounds, she is almost 1,500 pounds lighter than her predecessor and is equal in length. She has a 12-ft. beam, which is 6-ft. wider than the former boat; the extra width will allow her to ride smoother at faster rates of speed.
Powered by 1075 Mercury racing engines, she currently has a top speed of 170mph. Off-season plans include replacing these engines with a set of 1500 HP piston racing engines which will enable Miss GEICO to reach a top speed in excess of 200 mph!
Meet Bikini Bottoms' favorite resident! Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants is making a special appearance at the show. He'll be on hand to greet his fans and pose for pictures Saturday and Sunday, September 6 & 7, from Noon – 4pm. Don't forget your camera!
Catch with your friends while enjoying live music and great drink specials on the Tampa Boat Show Party Barge. Centrally located on the in-water floating docks. While outside check out the expanded in-water section featuring a wide selection of motor yachts, sport fishing vessels and pleasure boats from 30-80 feet.