About the San Diego Yacht & Boat Show

Welcome to the Progressive® San Diego International Boat Show® !

Whether you’ve been yearning for a yacht, coveting a family cruiser, or anxious to dive into the exciting and healthy world of paddle sports, now is the time to make that dream a reality. Head to the Progressive Insuranece San Diego International Boat Show where you'll find great deals on boats for every lifestyle and budget and dozens of booths showcasing the newest nautical gear, gadgets and accessories. Seeking a life of luxury? An expanded selection of superyachts 80’+ will also be on display, in partnership with the U.S. and San Diego Superyacht Association.

Not in the market to buy a boat? The Progressive Insuranece San Diego International Boat Show is the perfect place to "test the waters" with activities for all ages. Visit Try It Cove to test drive kayaks, stand-up paddle board and more—for FREE! Prefer to stay onshore? Climb aboard the Sailing Simulator  and experience how a boat reacts to wind and waves without leaving dry land. Lttle skippers can create nautical works of art in the Kid’s Zone. And, the popular ‘Be a Diver Pool’ has returned! Climb into a wet suit, strap on some gear and jump into the world of SCUBA diving.

If you currently own a boat and love DIY-projects, don’t miss Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center, where complimentary DIY clinics on boat maintenance and repair are offered hourly. 

The boat show’s seminar program is loaded with educational and enlightening programs
hosted by experts and adventurers who know the waters and will share practical advice, expert opinions and tales from the high seas. The schedule covers a variety of topics including Cruising to Mexico, “best practices” of sportfishing, multihull sailing and more.

Want to kick your boating skills up a notch? Discover Boating’s Hands-On Skills Training, offers one-, two-, and three-hour on-the-water workshops led by professional captains.

When you are ready for a break from shopping or looking for a perfect place to catch the sunset, visit the Fiddler's Green Tiki bar on the docks. Grab a bite to eat at the BBQ hosted by the Rotary Club La Mesa, enjoy a glass of craft beer at Anchors & Ales Beer Garden or a snack at one of the gourmet food trucks.

Please share with us your boating experiences on facebook, Twitter or Instagram #SDBoatShow. Welcome to the Water!

Katharina Klanck 
Show Manager 
phone: 714-633-7581, kklanck@nmma.org