Why Exhibit?

Welcome and Ahoy to the San Diego International Boat Show

With potential for boating year round, Southern California offers a beautiful setting for our outdoor, summer show which celebrates all things boating – power, sail, paddlesports, SCUBA, cruising, chartering, technology, and more! Together we were able to grow exhibitor participation by +20% and attendence by +24% in 2014. The Show in maturing at incredible rates now and, with your support, we can keep this trend rolling in 2015!
 
Now in its 12th year, the San Diego International Boat Show will host a range of new features, more boats in-water
and more exhibits on-land! The NMMA marketing team will implement a targeted campaign focused on attracting
qualified boat buyers, passionate enthusiasts and prospective boaters to the show by maintaining our amplified advertising and public relations budget.
 
The footprint of the docks in-Water will expand to accomodate more boats for sale, more features and entertainment, and Discover Boating on-Water educational elements. We will debut 60 brand new aluminium docks this year. The investment we've made in this infrastructure will make it easier for exhibitors to build high-quality displays, tie-up securely and, at 10' wide, they more easy accomodate heavy traffic. And, they look great, too!
 
We are pleased to continue our collaboration with the California Yacht Broker’s Association (CYBA) and San Diego Superyacht Association (SDSA) to produce the in-water element of the show. The in-Water boats generated substantial interest from the media and showcased the wide range of boating opportunities in San Diego. Further promoting the boating lifestyle, VIP events and seminars will be planned to attract key participants and influencers.
 
So, let's get started! It is more important than ever to book your space as soon possible as this show gains more broad interest from marine business in Southern California and beyond. Timely commitments also ensure that we can promote the show, your participation and special events so buzz can build and attendees can make plans further in advance.
 
We hope you’ll join us for what is sure to be another year of exponential growth at the San Diego International Boat Show. Please share on facebook, Twitter or Instagram #SDBoatShow and join our LinkedIn Group. Feel free to call me anytime to discuss your participation.
 
Fair Winds!
 
Katharina Klanck 
Show Manager
phone: 714-633-7581714-633-7581, kklanck@nmma.org