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Thank You to our 2017 Sponsors!

Atlantic Canada’s largest boat show returned to Halifax Exhibition Centre February 9th through 12th, 2017. Once again, the Halifax International Boat Show featured hundreds of exhibitors with the largest and most sought-after brands of boats and equipment from across the region.

“Even with a number of impending and actual weather ‘events’, the show enjoyed a brisk attendance, especially on Sunday, pre-snowmageddon,” said Show Manager Scott Sprague. “We heard lots of feedback from dealers that visitors were serious about buying and that business was solid throughout the four days of the event.”

Highlights from this year’s edition included marauding pirates, floating mermaids, model boat builders, and pleasure craft operator card testing right on site, courtesy of BOATsmart! A new element for 2017 was the Traditional Marine Outfitters Nautical Retail section, which was a fantastic addition to the event with new show décor and great deals on decorative items for visitors to browse and buy. Thanks to Boatdealers.ca for providing an online shopping experience prior to the event, as well as Discover Boating and Paddle Canada, who hosted seminars at the show.

Discover Boating also deserves thanks for hosting an all-new Poker Run, which was a fun and interactive way for visitors to tour the show. Congratulations to Verona Leslie who was the winner of the poker run and won a prize package courtesy of DSS Marine, Municipality of Argyle, Skippers’ Plan Marine Insurance, Iron Wind Marine, Sainte-Famille Wines, Sunnybrook Yachts, and Investors Group.

The always popular Halifax International Boat Show Facebook Photo Contest once again took place this year, with well over 100 entries! This year there were two themes: Best Boating Time and All Paws on Deck. The first place winner in the Best Boating Time category was Mel MacNeil, with runner up Stephen Cantwell. First place in the All Paws on Deck category was Macy May. All photos can be viewed on the Halifax International Boat Show Facebook page. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who entered!

Congratulations also to Dan Everson, winner of the show’s amazing door prize sponsored by Q104: a Weekend Getaway at Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre, including a two-night stay, breakfast and dinner daily, and a $120 Aqua Spa voucher!

The next edition of the Halifax International Boat Show will take place February 8-11, 2018. 

2017 Show Guide

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The Atlantic Marine Trades Association (AMTA) is the official voice of the recreational boating industry in Atlantic Canada.

AMTA is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote the sport of recreational boating and support its members in their endeavours.

AMTA members include manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, dealers and brokers of yachts, boats, engines and accessories, as well as marina operators, recreational marine service providers and other boating-related organizations. AMTA is the owner of the Halifax International Boat Show and a partner in Discover Boating.

For member benefits and more details about AMTA, please visit WWW.BOATINGINATLANTICCANADA.COM


2017 Exhibitor List

3871461 Canada Inc.
Acriliteck Marine Services
Adventure Motors
Allains Sales & Service
Armdale Yacht Club
Atlantic Car Stereo
Atlantic Fabrics
Atlantic Wharf Builders Inc
Atlantica Oak Island Marina
Atomix Boats
Baddeck Marine
Barbara Lynns Gifts
Bear River Plastics
Bedford Basin Yacht Club
Bell Aliant
Beta Marine Canada
Boatguide Canada- Halifax Search & Rescue
Bob King Distributors
Cabano Marine et Sport
Canada Propeller Inc
Canadian Hydrographic Service
Canadian Yachting Magazine
Candock Maritimes
City of Miramichi- Miramichi Striper Cup
Cobequid Mountain Sports
Cold Water Docks
Comfort Foam & Fibre
Covey Island Boatworks
CPS Squadrons-Alderney & Halifax Squadron
C-Tow Marine Assistance Ltd.
Da Sign Shop
Dartmouth Yacht Club
Discover Boating c/o Atlantic Marine Trades Association
Discovery Sailing RYA Training Centre
Docks Unlimited
Doyle Sailmakers
DSS Marine Inc.
East Coast EZ Dock & Eagle Beach Contractors
East Coast Power Systems
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Fairway Insurance Services Inc
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
FLIR Maritime- Raymarine
Full Throttle Powersports
Gateway Insurance- Halifax South
Gold River Marina
Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management
Honda Marine Canada
Icom Canada
Icon Marine
In Slocums Wake RYA Training Centre
Interlux and Awlgrip
Investors Group
Iron Wind Marine
Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre Halifax
LKQ Keystone Moncton
Lunenburg Yacht Club
Mahone Marine Ltd
Maritime Ship Modellers Guild
Mermaid Marine Products
Metro Guide Publishing
Michele Stevens Sailloft Ltd
Municipality of Argyle
NewStar Marine & Scooter
Nodding Sales & Service
North Sails Yacht Shop
Nova Automotive
Nova Scotia Wildlife Carvers Association
Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises
Ocean Yacht Sales
Original Energy Sales
Paddle Canada
Paynes Marine
Performance Sails
Quartermaster Marine
Raina the Mermaid (Sat & Sun)
Ranger Tugs- Lefroy Harbour Resorts
Rekord Marine Enterprises
Saeplast Americas Inc.
Sailing CBI Inc
Sail Mahone Bay
Sail Nova Scotia
Sainte-Famille Wines Ltd.
SeaBright Marine Limited
Seamasters Services
Schooner Cove Marine
Shining Waters Marine
Shore Things
Skippers Plan Insurance- Arthur J. Gallagher Canada
Small Wooden Boat Group
Softub Canada
South Shore Ship Modellers Guild
Spartan Ocean Racing & Training
Still Fired Distilleries
Stright-Mackay Limited
Sunnybrook Yacht Brokers
Tactical Innovations Canada
TD Auto Finance
The Boat Shop
The Binnacle
The Dock Outlet
The Nova Scotia Sea School
Traditional Marine
Transat Marine
Unicorn Restoration Ltd.
Vanishing Sail Movie- Thursday Evening
VMG Marine
Waterfront Development
Western Marine
White Water Marine Ltd
Zodiac Inflatables- Seamasters


Scott Sprague

Show Manager

Catherine MacNutt

Marketing & Operations Manager


Halifax Exhibition Centre
200 Prospect Road
Halifax, NS B3T 1P2
(902) 876-1811