Sarasota boat show turns 30

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The 30th annual Suncoast Boat Show will take place Friday through Sunday at Marina Jack in downtown Sarasota, Fla.

The Gulf Coast's leading boat dealers, such as Galati Yacht Sales, MarineMax Sarasota, Marine Dynamics, Sarasota Yacht & Ship and Cannons Marine, will display hundreds of boats from builders such as Sea Ray, Tiara, Viking, Cruisers, Grady-White, Boston Whaler, Everglades and Jupiter, along with a full range of marine electronics, products and accessories.

New to this year’s Suncoast Boat Show is MyBoatShow, the show’s new smart-phone app. Officially launched at the 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the free app is available on iPhone, iPad and Android platforms and is designed to help users navigate the show’s docks, land areas and tents.

Attendees will be able to access show maps and search for exhibitors, manufacturers, product categories and boats by specifications and size. The app, which is available for all Show Management-produced boat shows, also will provide the show schedule, parking information, food and drink locations, restroom locations and emergency exits.

Click here for a video advertising the show and click here for the show’s Facebook page.