Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show is now called Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show and Marine Sports Expo.  That name says it all! Everything you can do on the water. For more than 20 years the event has drawn sailors and maritime aficionados to San Francisco Bay to see the latest sailboats, trending equipment and technology, as well as participate in seminars and on-water activities.

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Perhaps to  the dismay of some of the strictly sailors, the boat show will expand in 2017 to include all the new sailing and power boats that the world’s leading manufacturers have to offer. Also on display will be a full range of marine electronics, products and accessories.

Sail America, sailing trade association, made the announcement and said they are widening their mission in 2017 in response to a growing base of show visitors interested in different facets of marine recreation.  According to Sail America president Scot West, “It’s our intent to make this event a destination for anyone with a passion for being on the water.” So, in April of 2017 you will see cruising powerboats along with kayaks, canoes and img_0653stand-up paddleboards.

This internationally acclaimed boat show is the largest and oldest on the West Coast and touts all the latest gear, hardware, accessories and products. Brands are introducing new boats and water sports.

Show dates: April 6-9, 2017

Location:  Marina Bay Yacht Harbor and Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA, will once again be the venue for this expanded four-day boat show.