Detroit Boat Show 2018

17 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
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COBO Convention Center
Detroit / Michigan / United States of America

Detroit Boat Show is the ultimate destination for boating and outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts, featuring new boats, gear and accessories under one roof. This 9 days boat show is being organized by Michigan Boating Industries Association. The venue of this event is COBO Convention Center which is located in Detroit, Michigan, United States of America. The event will be held from 17 February 2018, Saturday to 25 February 2018, Sunday. Detroit Boat Show 2018 will showcase a wide range of products and services related to boating sectors from the leading exhibitors such as sport fishing boats, yachts, performance boats, sailboats, ski boats, cruisers, jet skis, pontoons, motorboats, catamarans, cabin cruisers, dinghys, inflatables, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, antennas, autopilots, batteries, chargers, bilge pumps, boat handling equipment, boat supplies, canvas goods, chairs, cleaners, polishers, clothing, footwear, communications, computer equipment, cordage, cushions, upholstery, hoists & lifts, depth sounders, dock systems, electrical equipment & systems, electronic charts & plotters, inboard engine, outboard engine, engine controls, fenders, covers, fish finders, fishing equipment, flotation systems, generators, inflatables, repairs, jet drive, life jackets, life rafts, lights, lubricants, mooring systems, music systems, navigational electronics, navigational software, oars, paddles, paddleboards, wakeboards, propellers, shafts, radar, radios, rigging, safety & survival equipment, sailboat accessories, stern drive, sunglasses, towers, hard tops, trailers, racks, transmissions, videos & equipment, water skis & accessories, winches, windlasses, wind & weather instruments, brokerage, custom Read Morecanvas, custom models, documentation services, electronics installation & repair, engine maintenance & repair, finance & banking, haulout & storage, insurance, interior design, licensing, restoration, woodworking, yacht cleaning & maintenance, yacht delivery. The approximate number of exhibitors that will exhibit at this event is over 120. Over 80,000 visitors are expected at this boat show. The frequency of Detroit Boat Show is annual. This boat show has been running since 1960.

  Address : One Washington Blvd

  City : Detroit, MI

  Country : United States of America

  Phone : +1 313-877-8777

  Website : Click here for venue website

COBO Convention Center

Opened in 1960 and managed and operated by the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority (DRCFA), COBO Convention Center is one of the largest convention centers in the nation. The Center offers 623,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space, 200,000 square feet of breakout and meeting space including 100 meeting rooms and flex space, Facility-wide, free, high speed Wi-Fi coverage and much more. COBO Convention Center is physically linked to all downtown Detroit hotels and entertainment districts by the Detroit People Mover.

Organized by

Michigan Boating Industries Association

Established in 1958, Michigan Boating Industries Association is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the promotion, protection and advancement of the recreational boating industry in Michigan.

Address: 32398 Five Mile Road

City: Livonia, MI

Country: United States of America

Phone: +(1)-(734)-261-0123

Fax: +(1)-(734)-261-0880

Website: Click here for organizer website


  • Saturdays : 11am – 9pm
  • Monday through Friday : 3pm – 9pm
  • Sundays : 11am – 6pm


  • Adults : $13
  • Children 12 & Under : FREE with an adult

Event at a glance

  Event Type Regional Trade Show
  Start Date 17 February 2018, Saturday
  End Date 25 February 2018, Sunday
  Category Boating
  Venue COBO Convention Center
  City Detroit, MI
  State Michigan
  Country United States of America
  Organizer Michigan Boating Industries Association
  Web Site Click for official website
  First Year 1960
  Frequency Annual
  Visitors 80,000+
  Exhibitors 120+
  Open to The public

Past Editions

  • 11 Feb 2017 - 19 Feb 2017
    COBO Convention Center, Detroit, MI
  • 13 Feb 2016 - 21 Feb 2016
    COBO Convention Center, Detroit, MI
  • 14 Feb 2015 - 22 Feb 2015
    COBO Convention Center, Detroit, MI
  • 15 Feb 2014 - 23 Feb 2014
    COBO Convention Center, Detroit, MI
  • 16 Feb 2013 - 24 Feb 2013
    COBO Convention Center, Detroit, MI
  • 11 Feb 2012 - 19 Feb 2012
    COBO Convention Center, Detroit, MI
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