For some of us, it is inevitable. It happens every year around this time. It's a cumulative effect.
The sun sets later. Temperatures creeping up to feeling very Spring-like. And even though we
don't want to let our thoughts wander from our current task, we can't help ourselves. We can
not ignore the symptoms of our ailment. We think about being on the water. We think about
being on a boat. We think about being on our boat. We think, "I should just go ahead and buy
that new boat!"
We have a full-blown case of Boat Fever! And no amount of online browsing, video watching,
or magazine reading can alleviate our pain. We need to see boats in person. We need to climb
up on them. We need to open hatches. We need to compare them side-by-side. We need to be
around shiny new boats, and we need to be around a lot of them!
Luckily for us, the Emerald Coast Boat and Lifestyle Show will soon be here, and it's just what
the doctor ordered!
The annual show, which has become one of the can't-miss events of the early Spring, returns
to its' picturesque home venue at Aaron Bessant Park, adjacent to Pier Park in Panama City
Beach, this weekend March 1-3.
Each year, the show features the top dealers representing the best brands of boats and
personal watercraft, and this year is no different. There will be more marine dealers than ever at
the show, drawing from all across the region. Boats will be on display from dealers in Dothan,
Panama City Beach, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Shalimar, Eastpoint, Bonifay, and
With more than $40-Million of marine inventory in the park, dealers will be featuring 'A Boat for
From entry-level boats to quad-powered, 45' center console fishing rigs that always draw big
crowds. Fishing boats, wake boats, cruising boats, personal watercraft, and outboard
manufacturers are on site offering best-of-year financial incentives and unbeatable 'Boat Show
Pricing,' which is indeed a real thing!
In addition to hundreds of boats, the Emerald Coast Boat and Lifestyle Show lives up to its
billing with an ever-expanding line-up of products for anyone who loves living or visiting the
Emerald Coast. Street-legal golf carts, paddle boards, electric bikes, personal watercraft,
fishing tackle and seminars, outdoor furniture, and service providers for everything from boat
maintenance to installing your new dock will be at Aaron Bessant Park this weekend!