Right now, over this weekend, there is a boat show going on in Naples, FL in Crayton Cove, according to the Naples Florida Weekly. It sounds like it should be a fun time and goes on for both days of the weekend, so if you are a boating enthusiast, or just want a different place to go and have a good time, this might be just what you are looking for.
The great thing about going to boat shows is talking about boats with people who share this interest with you. It’s also great to see everyone’s different boat (usually there are a very wide variety, from tiny little boats to huge yachts), and what they do with them to make them unique to their particular water interest. For example, some people take their boat out to relax, and so seeing how they optimize them for comfort can give you some ideas for your own boat. Others are mostly into fishing, and you can pick up a thing or two from these people about what type of equipment is best for you, and even which spots in the water are best for this purpose. Still other boaters are mostly into water sports, and this equipment is great to take a look at and get reviews on from a real person who has used it. Warning: If you look at a boat geared towards water sports with your kids, your boat will soon be geared towards water sports too!
Boat catalogues and things like that are useful, but there isn’t anything quite like seeing boats and boating equipment right in front of you, and getting information from the people that own them.