Downtown Knoxville Boat Show docks at Convention Center

Downtown Knoxville Boat Show docks at Convention Center

0 Comments 📅March 5th, 2014, 18:02

boat_show_002350Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to set the tone for warmer temperatures than visiting the Downtown Knoxville Boat Show! The Convention Center will be filled with watercraft from fishing boats to cabin cruisers to runabouts to yachts.

The event takes place this Thursday through Sunday, March 6-9, and show hours are:

  • Thursday, March 6 – 2-9 p.m.
  • Friday, March 7 – noon-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 8 – 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 9 – 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

General admission is only $7, while children under 10 are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the door with cash only.

boat_show_004350Boat manufacturers include Cruisers Yachts, Kawasaki, MasterCraft, Monterey Boats, Sea Ray, Stingray, Yamaha Boats and many others. The event will also feature sportfishers, high performance ski boats, jet boats and personal watercraft. Dozens of marine-related vendors will be present to offering services and products.

On Saturday, a boating safety class will be held from 1 to 4 p.m.  Any Tennessee resident born after January 1, 1989, is required to possess the TWRA-issued wallet Boating Safety Education Certificate, and this is a convenient way to earn the certification. Just make sure to show up to the class with a “Type 600” permit that you can pick up at most sporting goods stores or online.

The show’s organizer, Ryan Jones, is from Knoxville and has expanded the show every year. It now fills our main exhibit hall.

We are fortunate in East Tennessee to be surrounded by gorgeous rivers, lakes and waterways. If it can be put on the water, it will be on our Convention Center floor for four days. Come float in the fun!


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