Halifax International Boat Show Wraps Up Outstanding Return

The Halifax Exhibition Centre was filled with an exceptional number of attendees over the course of the weekend. With over 7,000 visitors, The Halifax International Boat Show wrapped up one of its most successful editions, February 2-5. The show floor was overtaken by the largest and most sought-after brands of recreational watercraft and equipment from across the region.

“Not even an extreme cold warning could keep the boating community from this show” says Scott Sprague, Show Manager. “The Exhibition Centre was full of excitement for the entire 4 days of the event despite some tricky weather.”

This year’s show featured some interactive family-friendly activities from the Discovery Centre and the presentation series provided a variety of informative sessions including some Nova Scotian history and treasure hunting stories, tips for cooking onboard, cold water immersion and a Chester Race week Q&A that kept people interested.

Visitors also had a chance to go home with some amazing prizes. Congratulations to our door prize winners:

• Lawrence Jardine who won a SWI-TEC Self-Adjusting Anchor Buoy from Craft’s Cove Marine
• Brad Porter who won an ICOM M25 Handheld VHF Radio from The Binnacle
• Candice Killam who won a Mustang Manual Inflate Life Jacket from Quartermaster Marine

Non-perishable food items were also collected at the show in support of FeedNS. Visitors who brought in an item were entered to win a two-person towable courtesy of Maritime Marine Supply. Congratulations to Heather Gillis for winning this great prize and thank you to our amazing sponsor.

The Halifax International Boat Show is owned by Boating Atlantic, the official voice of the recreational boating industry in Atlantic Canada, and produced by Master Promotions Ltd.

The next edition of the show will take place in February 2024. Stay tuned to www.HalifaxBoatShow.com for details. Also be sure to follow the event on Facebook and Instagram for more.


Boating Atlantic is the official voice of the recreational boating industry in Canada’s Maritime provinces. Boating Atlantic is a not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and funded by its ownership of the Halifax International Boat Show and by member dues, the organization works with its stakeholders to grow and enhance boating in the Atlantic Region of Canada and support its members in their endeavors. 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.

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The Team

Scott Sprague

Show Manager

Andrew Burns

Exhibit Sales Professional

Breagha MacDonald

Marketing & Operations Manager



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