Feb 14, 2019

HIBS WrapupAtlantic Canada’s largest boat show returned to Halifax Exhibition Centre last week February 7th through 10th, celebrating success following an increase in show traffic and added attractions.

The Halifax International Boat Show, which has more than 40 years of history in the region, once again featured a sold-out show floor with the largest and most sought-after brands of boats and equipment from across the region.

At the 2019 edition, there was an increase in the number and variety of models at the show with new boats from France, Holland, Columbia, Mexico and Asia.

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“With great show weather, big crowds, high energy from all the exhibitors, a great features program and a wonderful management team, the Halifax International Boat Show just gets better,” said Pat Nelder, Executive Director of Boating Atlantic.

Highlights of the event included a popular touch tank of sea creatures from Back to the Sea; live boat modeling; and a series of free boating skill workshops. Special thanks to volunteers from Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises, as well as Mahone Bay’s Heritage Boatyard Co-op for educational and informative seminar presentations.

The next edition of the show will take place in February 2020. Stay tuned to www.HalifaxBoatShow.com for details!

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