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Is there really anything better than cruising the ocean waves in your own gorgeous boat, admiring the sunset and the dolphins as they swim by?  If you’re in the market for a new sea-worthy vessel, or just want to browse all the latest models, head to the Newport Beach Boat Show, scheduled to take place from April 3-6

41st Annual Newport Beach Boat Show


2014 marks the 41st annual boat show in Newport Beach, known as the premier yacht show in the west.  The show will feature a wide array of exhibitors both shoreshide and on the water showcasing the latest products and services for all the boat enthusiasts in attendance.  It’s also one of the only boat shows to feature big boats and trawlers, with more than 200 boats on display

Show Information


The Newport Beach Boat Show will be held from April 3-6 at Lido Marina Village.  Hours are as follows:

  • Thursday, noon – 7pm

  • Friday, 10am-7pm

  • Saturday, 10am-7pm

  • Sunday, 10am-5pm


Admission is $15 for adults; children 12 and under get in for free.  Admission price includes access to the free offsite parking and shuttle.  Be sure to check Facebook and Twitter for ticket specials!

Attendees can catch the shuttle from the free parking locations that are located just blocks from the show.  The shuttle departs parking locations every fifteen minutes.  Free weekday parking is available at the Newport Harbor Lutheran Church located at 798 Dover Drive.  Free weekend parking is located at the Hoag Health Center on Superior Avenue.  Parking in Lido Marina Village during the event will be $20 per vehicle per day.  For detailed directions please visit http://www.newportinwaterboatshow.com/pages/parking.php

Make a Day of It!


There are many wonderful restaurants located near the Lido Marina Village, so why not take some time to fuel up before visiting the show, or relax after touring all those beautiful boats!  Some of the great restaurants nearby include:

  • Avila’s El Ranchito – 2800 Newport Blvd

  • The Cannery – 3010 Lafayette Ave

  • The Crab Cooker – 22200 Newport Blvd

  • Joe’s Crab Shack – 2607 W. Pacific Coast Highway

  • Villa Nova – 3131 W. Coast Highway

  • Wood’s Diner – 3461 Via Lido

  • Bluewater Grill – 630 Lido Park Dr

  • Chart House – 2801 W. Pacific Coast Highway

  • Daily Grill – 957 Newport Center Dr

  • Rusty Pelican – 2735 W. Pacific Coast Highway

  • Wilma’s Patio – 203 Marine Ave


Vessel Showcase


One of the thrills of the boat show is the ability to tour some of the hottest boats being manufactured today.  Three boats that will be on display include:

  • 2014 Mikelson 43 Zeus – 43 foot boat that reaches speeds of more than 33 knots

  • Beneteau Gran Turismo 44

  • 42 Nordic Tug – this one-owner vessel is ready for a second owner looking for reliable and comfortable coastal cruising


More Information about the Newport Beach Boat Show


To learn all about the Newport Beach Boat Show including a full list of exhibitors, please visit http://www.newportinwaterboatshow.com/index.php.  This is sure to be one exciting event that the whole family can enjoy!