Vancouver Island’s premiere in-water boat show, the 2013 Victoria Harbour Boat Show, returns to the pristine waters of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, April 18 – 21, 2013.
Hosted by the British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association, the 23rd Annual Show is the place to get great deals on all your boating needs, just in time for the 2013 boating season.
Whether you’re new to boating or a seasoned sailor, there’s something for everyone at this year’s Show. View hundreds of new and pre-owned boats for sale while exploring Victoria’s landmark Inner Harbour, located in the historic centre of beautiful Victoria. There, visitors can meet with premium yacht brokers from across the Island and beyond to explore a range of models for every budget and boating activity.
Just steps away, you’ll find top-of-the-line products and accessoriesfrom an array of on-land exhibitors, ranging from boat manufacturers to destination representatives. Get expert advice on all your boating needs and leave fully equipped for the 2013 boating season.
LOCATION: Victoria’s Inner Harbour
ADMISSION: One-Day Adult Boarding Pass - $10 | Seniors & Students - $8
The Victoria Harbour Boat Show is owned by the British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association (BCYBA). Since the association’s inception in 1985, BCYBA has promoted boating across the province, and aspires to make the process of buying or selling a boat in BC a positive experience for the consumer. In its 23rd year, the Victoria Harbour Boat Show is Victoria's only in-water show.
For more information visit: www.bcyba.com
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