Top Must-See Boat Shows 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Now that the holidays have come and gone, it’s time for the real fun to start. it’s boat show season in the Lowcountry and we cannot wait to share with you our picks for some of the best boat shows to check out.

Now truly is the best time to start your boat shopping for the new year. Typically, a boat order can take between 8 to 10 weeks, which means if you order your boat at one of the following boat shows this month, you’ll have your new boat just in time for spring!

Whether you are looking for your first boat, interested in upgrading or simply want to mingle with fellow boating and fishing enthusiasts from around the Lowcountry, these boat shows are the place to go — and you’ll find our Hanckel Marine team at both Charleston Boat Shows.

Grand Strand Boat and Sportsman Expo – Jan. 4-6

Designed with boating and fishing enthusiasts in mind, the 36th annual Grand Strand Boat and Sportsman Expo include three full days of boating and sporting exhibitors showing off all the best they have to offer. They’ll even be hosting hourly door prize drawings throughout the entire event, so you could walk away with a free fishing charter trip, promo items, fishing tackle or sporting goods. 

Charleston Boat Show – Jan. 25-27

Join thousands of other boat lovers for the 37th Charleston Boat Show, hosted at the Charleston Area Convention Center. For three days straight, you will have the opportunity to celebrate life on the water, learn about the newest trends in the industry, participate in fishing seminars and check out all of the latest boat models for the new year.  In case you need more convincing, our Hanckel Marine team will be one of the exhibitors for this celebrated event!

Charleston In-Water Boat Show – March 29-31

The Charleston In-Water Boat Show is a local favorite among boating and fishing lovers alike. Hosted every spring at the Bristol Marina and Brittlebank Park in downtown Charleston, this annual event gives you the opportunity to see new boat models in action — including Hanckel Marine’s top sellers. From small fishing boats to grand yachts, this event attracts a wide variety of boat lines and types for you to explore.

Can’t make it to any of these shows? No problem! Stop by Hanckel Marine anytime Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or Saturday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and we’ll help you find the boat that’s right for you.