31st Annual Bonita Springs Boat Show March 5-8, 2020

Where is the boat show?
Our Annual Spring Show is at the Naples Fort Myers Greyhound Track. It is on Bonita Beach Road between I-75 and U.S. 41. At the intersection of Bonita Beach Road and Old U.S. 41. 10601 Bonita Beach Road SE, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

What are the dates and hours?
Thursday, March 5, 10AM–5PM
Friday, March 6, 10AM–5PM
Saturday, March 7, 10AM–5PM
Sunday, March 8, 10AM–5PM

Where do I park?
There is plenty of convenient free on-site parking.

How much does it cost?
Admission is $5.00, children under 16 free with a paid adult. There are no advanced ticket sales.

What kinds of boats will I find?
With nearly all of the area’s major dealers on hand, there is a wide range of makes and models of boats up to about 35’. Fishing boats, flats and bay boats, deck boats, pontoon boats, cruising boats, personal watercraft and more.

What if I already own a boat?
This is more than just a display of boats. There are loads of accessory displays with electronic equipment, motors, fishing equipment, boat lifts, and more. Plus, you’ll find a wide variety of service companies, insurance, marine financing and educational information to help you get the most out of your time on the water.

What’s the Bonita Fishin’ Village?
We have expanded our popular seminars with a big display of tackle. Lures, rods, reels, line and other fishing gear will be show priced and there will be experts on hand to help you select the best tackle for your needs. There will be ongoing seminars throughout the show, along with casting and lure demonstrations. Local fishing guides and charter Captains are always happy to just talk fishing.

Will there be food and drinks?
Stop by the Caloosa Café, our pub and food area at the show. And, of course, the track is open with a full range of quality food items.

Will the greyhound track be open during the show?
Yes, the track is open throughout the show offering greyhound racing, thoroughbred simulcast wagering, poker room, and great food.

Can I bring my pet?
Sorry, pets are not allowed. We are animal lovers but given the scope of the show and insurance/liability issues, we cannot welcome pets.

Who puts on this show?
The Bonita Springs Boat Show is owned by the Southwest Florida Marine Industries Association. The association, whose membership includes virtually every boat dealer and marine related company in Southwest Florida, has protected the rights of boaters and promoted boating and the marine industry in Southwest Florida for more than 40 years. The association also owns the Fort Myers Boat Show, held in downtown Fort Myers in November, and the Charlotte County Boat Show held at the Charlotte County Fairgrounds in January.

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Naples Boat Show 2020!

The Naples Boat Show is the largest premier recreational show in the Naples-Marco Island area. On Land at the Naples Airport, In-Water at the Naples City Dock with complimentary shuttle service. The show will feature displays by Marinas, Boat dealers, and other marine related businesses. The Naples Boat Show is owned and managed by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County.

Admission: General 1-Day $12, Kids 12 and under FREE with a paying adult

Parking: Complimentary onsite parking at the Naples Airport

Naples Boat Show 2020!

The Naples Boat Show is the largest premier recreational show in the Naples-Marco Island area. On Land at the Naples Airport, In-Water at the Naples

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Manufacturer of Wireless Yacht Remote Controls Now Compatible with Volvo’s EVC Gateway

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Dockmate, manufacturer of advanced wireless remote controls for yachts, announced today it has received official factory approval from Volvo Penta. After extensive testing for any potential compatibility issues, Dockmate has obtained approval to connect to the Volvo Penta electronic vessel control EVC-E and EVC-2. Dockmate is the only wireless control manufacturer that has authorization to do so.

Delivering plug-and-play connectivity with engine and thruster systems, Dockmate’s wireless remote control allows users to remain in command of their boat’s movement while away from the helm, where visibility is often limited. Building on its highly successful partnership, the Dockmate system is now approved to integrate fluidly with Volvo’s complete line of drive-by-wire steering systems such as the Volvo Inboard Performance Systems (IPS), Aquamatic and Inboard systems.

“Our focus on creating a stress-free docking experience is perfectly aligned with Volvo’s ‘easy boating’ philosophy,” said Brian Sheehan, Dockmate U.S. spokesperson. “The brand’s drive-by-wire engine control systems pair effortlessly with our plug-and-play remote controls; combining to give our customers incredible power and control over their vessels in tight quarter maneuvering.”

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47th Annual Fort Myers Boat Show!

November 21-24, 2019

The 47th Annual Fort Myers Boat Show once again takes over the
historic downtown riverfront, Thursday through Sunday, November 21st to
the 24th.

With displays in water, throughout Centennial Park, and on the
Streets- this is the biggest showing of boats, boating products and all
things marine in Southwest Florida. Attendees will find hundreds of
boats, more than 130 boat lines, expanded in-water displays, and a huge
display of Boating Accessories and fishing tackle.
See, compare and buy everything that’s new in boating. From skiffs to
fishing boats, to cruising boats to luxurious yachts- there is a boat
for everyone plus all the gear and gadgets boaters love.
The Main Show Entrance is at the west side of Centennial Park at 1st
Street and Carson Street (Next to Joe’s Crab Shack) and there is a
second entrance at the City Yacht Basin (Lee St. & Edwards Dr.)
Admission is just $13 and children under 16 are free with a paid adult,
tickets may be purchased on site at either show entrance.
Plan to spend the day, enjoy the show and the variety of restaurants and shopping in the historic downtown river district.

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FLIR Introduces M300 Series

M300 Series Combines Thermal and High-Definition Visible Imaging for Increased Situational Awareness and Safer Navigation
FLIR Systems today announced the FLIR M300 Series, a new generation of maritime thermal cameras delivering advanced awareness-enhancing technologies, safer navigation, and seamless integration with onboard boat systems. FLIR M300 Series cameras are designed for the most demanding professional mariners and first responders who operate in the harshest marine environments.

The successor to FLIR’s industry-leading M-Series of maritime cameras, the next generation M300 Series consists of five models featuring rugged and robust new pan and tilt housings – four models with the FLIR BosonTM 640 or 320 resolution thermal camera cores and various fixed field of view (FoV) lenses, plus a visible-only model, the M300C, featuring a high-definition, color, low-light camera with 30X zoom. 


The M300 Series cameras facilitate safer navigation through improved image stabilization using an integrated attitude heading reference system (AHRS) sensor, providing captains with a steady view in rough seas. The M300 Series is also designed to integrate with the latest-generation marine navigation displays, including FLIR’s award-winning Raymarine Axiom® family of multifunction displays.

The dual sensor M364C and M364C LR offer mariners greater awareness via FLIR’s patented Color Thermal VisionTM (CTV) technology. This proprietary multispectral imaging technology for the FLIR M300 Series and FLIR’s Raymarine Axiom line of navigation displays blends thermal and high-definition visible color video for enhanced identification of buoys, vessels and other targets at night. Additionally, the M364C and M364C LR models feature FLIR’s patented MSX® imaging technology, which extracts edges and borders from the HD visible camera and blends these elements with the thermal image, giving operators improved visual recognition of distant objects.


“Our FLIR M300 Series cameras employ advanced sensing and imaging technologies so first responders, commercial mariners, and recreational boaters can navigate safer in limited visibility,” says Travis Merrill, President of the Commercial Business Unit at FLIR. “These professional-grade marine camera offer industry-leading performance and deep integration with Raymarine Axiom navigation displays to bring mariners a new level of situational awareness.” 

The FLIR M300 Series camera models are available now through FLIR’s network of maritime dealers and retailers. For more information about the FLIR M300 Series, visit http://www.flir.com/m300-Series/. 

Raymarine Now Supports Yamaha Engine Data!

Raymarine Axiom Now Supports Yamaha Command Link Integration

FLIR is pleased to announce the addition of Yamaha Command Link and Command Link Plus integration into Raymarine’s family of Axiom® multifunction displays.  This new capability is one of many new features introduced with the recent release of the LightHouse Annapolis 3.9 operating system for Axiom.

Certified by Yamaha, Raymarine’s Axiom series of multifunction can now display the instrumentation for up to 4 Yamaha outboard engines on a single display.  The Axiom engine data display echoes the look and feel of Yamaha’s digital instrument displays and is compatible with a wide array of Yamaha outboards installed on existing boats as well as on new boats.

Raymarine’s integration with Yamaha outboards gives boaters a big-screen view of engine parameters, tank levels, battery status, and more.  Raymarine and Yamaha integration is ideal for boats with towers and secondary control stations, allowing captains to see exactly what’s happening with their engines from any networked Raymarine Axiom display.

Just about any boat with Yamaha Command Link or Command Link Plus can be integrated with Raymarine’s Axiom multifunction displays using Yamaha’s optional NMEA 2000 gateway and pigtail.  Boats equipped with Yamaha Helm Master or Set Point systems can also integrate with Raymarine using Yamaha’s optional NMEA 2000 gateway (6YG) and Yamaha’s CL7 display.

In addition to Yamaha Command Link integration, LightHouse Annapolis 3.9 adds several other major features and enhancements for Raymarine Axiom. The free LightHouse Annapolis 3.9 OS update is available now for Axiom, Axiom Pro, Axiom XL, eS Series and gS Series.