The Halifax International Boat Show is the preeminent selling venue for Atlantic Canada’s recreational boating industry. It’s a show that buyers trust, and the ideal place to showcase and sell current brands and launch new lines.

A tradition for the recreational marine industry, the nearly 40-year-old event features boats of all shapes and sizes, along with exhibits of marine equipment, marine engines, diesel, gas, outboard and inboard, marine electronics and accessories, docks and dock builders.

Year after year, thousands of visitors flock to this longstanding marine event. Surveys taken at this show indicate seven out of 10 attendees own their own boat, and nearly 40% are in the market for a new one. With the influx of sales during late winter and early spring, you'll leave to competition in your wake!


Our all-inclusive booth package includes:

  • 8ft drapery backwall
  • 3ft drapery sidewalls
  • Aisle Carpeting
  • Booth Carpeting (10 x 10 booths only)
  • Exhibitor Parking
  • Pressure Cleaning
  • Container Storage
  • Daily Booth Vacuuming
  • Discount Admission Passes
  • Forklift Services to and from your booth up to 5,000 lbs* (provided that special lifting and moving equipment is not required)

10x10 Booths (100 sq. ft. minimum)  $11.25/sq. ft. (carpet included)

Bulk Space (carpet not included):
400 sq. ft. – 1,199 sq. ft.  $7.50/sq. ft.
1,200 sq. ft. – 2,499 sq. ft.  $4.25/sq. ft.
Over 2,500 sq. ft. $3.15/sq. ft.

Table Display:
$350.00 Each



All the key information you need to know about being an exhibitor in the show is at your fingertips in the Exhibitor Manual. It makes preparing for the show a breeze!

Floor Plan


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Exhibitor List (updated January 11, 2019)

3871461 Canada Inc.
Adventure Motors
Allain's Sales & Service
Armdale Yacht Club
Atlantic Car Stereo
Atlantic Fabrics
Atlantic Wharf Builders Inc
Baddeck Marine
Barbara Lynns Gifts
Bedford Basin Yacht Club
Bell Mobility
Bridgewater Honda Powerhouse
Canadian Coast Guard-MCT
Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary
Canadian Hydrographic Service
Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd
Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons-Alderney & Halifax Squadron
Canadian Yachting Magazine
Canmac Watercraft
Captain G's Rope Anchors
Class Afloat
Compass Distillers
Cold Water Docks
Covey Island Boatworks
C-Tow Marine Assistance Ltd.
Dartmouth Yacht Club
Discovery Sailing
Eagle Beach Contractors
Ed Sulis- Battery Power with Solar Charging
Environment Canada
Fairway Insurance Services Inc
FLIR Maritime- Raymarine
Freedom Boat Club
Full Throttle Powersports-BRP
Gateway Insurance- Halifax South
Geoff D'Eon
Gold River Marina
Good Mooring Ltd.
Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management
Halifax Distilling Co.
Heritage Boat Yard Cooperative
Honda Marine Canada
Icom Canada
Icon Marine
In Slocum's Wake RYA Training Centre
Interlux and Awlgrip
Iron Wind Marine
L.J. Patterson Sales
Leonard C. Comeau
LKQ Canada Auto Parts- Upper Brookside
Lunenburg Bound
Mahone Marine Ltd
Maritime Ship Modellers Guild
Marlin Marine
Mermaid Marine Products
Michele Stevens Sailloft Ltd
Modern Marine Group Inc/PMS Docking
Navigator Publishing
NewStar Marine & Scooter
Nodding Sales & Service
North Sails Yacht Shop
Nova Automotive
Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association
Nova Scotia Wildlife Carvers Association
Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre
Ocean Yacht Sales
Original Energy Sales
Maritime Boat Cleaning Services
Paynes Marine
Pro Cycle
Quartermaster Marine
Rekord Marine Enterprises
Sail Able
Sailing CBI Inc
Sail Mahone Bay
Sail Nova Scotia
Salt-X Canada
Seamasters Services
Schooner Cove Marine
Shining Waters Marine
Shore Cycle & Marine
Skippers Plan Insurance- Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited
South Shore Ship Modellers Guild
Still Fired Distilleries
St Peter's Marina
Stright-Mackay Limited
Sunnybrook Yacht Brokers
TD Auto Finance
The Boat Shop
The Binnacle
The Charlottetown Marina and Peake's Quay Marina
Traditional Marine
Transat Marine - Division of Western Marine Co.
Unicorn Restoration Ltd.
VMG Marine
Western Marine
White Water Marine Ltd

Book Space

To fax or email your Space Rental Contract, please click the "Download" button to get a copy of the contract then send it in to us using the information on the form.

2018 Wrap Report

Want to learn more about the last edition of the show? Our wrap report will show you everything from marketing campaign results to attendee numbers and everything in between. Take a read through the report by clicking on the button below.



Promotional Graphics

Let your customers know you'll be exhibiting with a handy web graphic, logo or banner that you can use to promote your presence. We've also got all the social media info you'll need.
Please contact us if you need a high-res logo or have any questions.
Click the button on the right to download all of our Promotional Graphics in one convenient .zip file.


Highlight your brand by becoming a sponsor! We’ve got a range of sponsorship opportunities available at many different price points. Guaranteed marketing exposure… before, during and after the show! Browse our sponsorship kit today or contact us to discuss a custom package.


Room blocks are rates have been arranged for the following properties.  All quoted rates are subject to tax. 

Preferred Hotel:

The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
Rate available until Tuesday, December 25, 2018

1515 South Park Street
Halifax, NS  B3J 2L2

902-423-5130 or 1-800-565-2020
$129.00 per night
Room Block is held under the event name:  Boat Show 2018

The Comfort Hotel by Choice Hotels
Rate available until January 10, 2019

88 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, NS  B3S 1A2

$119.99 per night
Room Block is held under the event name:  Halifax Boat Show

Coastal Inn Halifax
Rates available until room block is depleted
98 Chain Lake Drive
Halifax, NS  B3S 1A2

1 855-603-8999
Rooms starting at $119.00 per night
Room Block is held under the name:  Exhibition  Centre Vendor