Soundings readers offered ticket discount

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The St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show will be held Dec. 1-4 at the Progress Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, Fla. As a Soundings reader, you can get a discount on the price of admission.

More than 250 companies will be exhibiting at the largest boat show on the Gulf Coast, with many displaying new models and products. Beneteau USA will host a christening reception for its new Oceanis 45.

The show is about 25 percent sail and 75 percent power, and there will be about 25 percent more boats than last year, organizers say. Seminars on such topics as developing a hurricane plan and safety and medical preparedness are also planned.

Soundings readers can purchase tickets at half price ($5) by clicking here to access the discount site.

New to this year's St. Pete show is the MyBoatShow mobile device app. Officially launched at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the free app — available on the iPhone/iPad and Android platforms — helps show-goers navigate the docks, land areas and tents. MyBoatShow allows users to access show maps and search manufacturers, product categories and boats.