2020 Toronto Boat Show: Better Than Ever

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North America’s largest indoor boat show returns to the Enercare Centre in Toronto from January 17-26, 2020 with an impressive array of 1,200 new boats on display, educational seminars, and lifestyle programming.

The Toronto International Boat Show has more than 550 exhibitors, offering every product to get out-on-the water and enjoy the boating lifestyle — from engines to trailers, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, marine accessories, navigational technology and must-haves for entertaining at the cottage.

If you are looking to purchase a 2020 boat model, the Toronto Boat Show is THE place for a great deal.  While pre-owned boats won’t be on exhibit, they will be represented. The North South Yacht Sales brokerage team returns to booth 1737 along the north wall. Stop by and introduce yourself and check out our listings of many pre-owned power and sailing vessels.

The Toronto Boat Show provides boat sellers a rare opportunity to marketing their boat to a wide audience. To learn more about the North South Yacht Sales marketing opportunities contact Mike at 905-717-5513 or mike@northsouthyachtsales.com

Every year, the Toronto Boat Show offers visitors many new features, and this year isn’t any different.

  • 60-ft Azimut S6 Yacht

    Step into luxury and board one of the finest yachts, direct from Europe featuring state-of-the-art amenities, high quality finishes, spacious accommodations and entertaining spaces. Pride Marine Group will debut this impressive vessel – one of the biggest boats to ever be displayed at the Toronto Boat Show.

  • Women’s Day at TIBS

    Women’s Day returns Sunday, January 19 with expanded programming designed to educate and inspire female boaters in a friendly and supportive environment. In 2020 there’s more hands-on learning and networking opportunities.

New this year is keynote Tammy The Queen of Speed Wolf. She is among the top competitors in North America and is one of the most successful females in the history of tunnel boat racing. In 2012, she became the first woman and Canadian to compete at the 24 Heure de Rouen (24 hours of Rouen) in France and made history in 2018 as the only woman to podium at an IOGP Formula 1 Champion boat event.

Last year, more than 100 women registered for the inaugural event. Women’s Day is a separately ticketed event; pre-registration is required.

  • Cooper’s Treasure

    Meet undersea explorers Darrell Miklos and Jim Sinclair, stars of the Discovery Channel hit series, Cooper’s Treasure. Considered one of NASA’s original space pioneers, astronaut Gordon Cooper discovered something extraordinary on a 1963 mission – he photographed dark patches he believed to be sunken ships and began creating secret maps that could uncover treasures worth billions of dollars. Before passing away, he shared his meticulous research with long-time friend Miklos who, together with Sinclair and a crew of seasoned explorers, are making good on Gordon’s dream, and documenting their adventure. Special appearances on January 17, 18 and 19.

  • Twiggy the Water-Skiing Squirrel

    Fans around the world go ‘nuts’ for Twiggy, the world-famous water-skiing squirrel, who not only entertains with her special talent but is also an advocate for water safety. Twiggy took a brief break after 40 years of performing across North America, appearing in movies and music videos, and becoming an internet sensation. Twiggy returns the 2020 Toronto Boat Show by popular demand.

And that’s not all…

  • Preview Day Experience

    A special ticketed event offering visitors a first look and advance access to shop the show while supporting the Toronto Boat Show’s boating charities. Preview Day has raised more than $865,000 to-date and has become the annual off-season social gathering event among the boating community for more than 20 years. (Friday, January 17, 2pm – 8pm)

  • 300+ FREE Seminars

    The Toronto Boat Show offers the most comprehensive line up of education and free daily seminars. Learn from boating enthusiasts, marine experts, ocean racers and sailors who will share their incredible adventures. Seasoned boaters can hone their skills and prepare for the season ahead, can also check out: The Boathouse Ask The Experts Stage, DIY workshops, Great Canadian Fish Tank seminars, and more.

  • Lake Activities

    The Lake At the Toronto Boat ShowThe world’s largest indoor Lake is the perfect setting to enjoy FREE boating activities from pedal boat, kayak and canoe boat rides to wakeboarding lessons from the experts at Boarder Pass.

    • 2nd Annual Toronto Indoor Wakeboard Championships and Winter Wakefest – Professional and amateur wakeboarders from around the world will converge at the Toronto Boat Show to compete at the Indoor Wakeboard Championships for cash prizes. This world-class WWA sanctioned event takes place on closing weekend of the show with qualifiers on Friday, January 24 and finals on Saturday, January 25. All-new themes this year include Winter Wakefest Goes Country and the Mad Scientist Water Ski Show. Plus, catch daily action on The Lake with a variety of shows packed with flips, costumes, music and entertainment.
    • Remote-Controlled Sailing Regatta – Large remote-controlled sailboats compete on the indoor lake in the regatta series. Watch as these miniature boats race around a floating course, and to make it more realistic and challenging, they will have to navigate in simulated wind conditions powered by giant fans.
    • World Championship Indoor Sea Flea Races – The coolest single-person hydroplane boats are often DIY-constructed and powered by a small motor. Compact, colourful and fun to race, these creative boats that were hugely popular in the 70s will be making a big splash on the Lake!
    • SUP Yoga and SUP Races – Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) continues to grow in popularity because it is fun and provides a great workout! Watch demonstrations on watersport trends from SUP fitness, SUP yoga to SUP competitive races.

There’s something for everyone at The Toronto Boat Show. January 17-26, 2020 at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place. And getting to the show is easy this year with GO. Take GO to the Show and save with the new combo ticket pricing!

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