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 as of January 31, 2018

3871461 Canada Inc.

Adventure Motors

Allain's Sales & Service

Armdale Yacht Club

Atlantic Car Stereo

Atlantic Fabrics

Atlantic Wharf Builders Inc

Atlantica Oak Island Marina

Baddeck Marine

Bamboo Pillow

Barbara Lynns Gifts

Bear River Plastics

Bedford Basin Yacht Club

Bell Mobility

Beta Marine Canada


Boating with Solar Power- Ed Sulis


Broad Distributing


Canadian Coast Guard

Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary

Canadian Hydrographic Service

Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd

Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons-Alderney & Halifax Squadron

Canadian Yachting Magazine


Canmac Watercraft

Cape Breton Sailing Schol

Class Afloat

Cobequid Mountain Sports

Cold Water Docks

Covey Island Boatworks

C-Tow Marine Assistance Ltd.

Danco Distributing

Dartmouth Yacht Club

Discover Boating c/o Atlantic Marine Trades Association

Discovery Sailing In Slocums Wake RYA Training Centre

Doyle Sailmakers

Eagle Beach Contractors

East Coast Docks

Egyptian Comfort

Fairway Insurance Services Inc

FLIR Maritime- Raymarine

Full Throttle Powersports

Gateway Insurance- Halifax South

Go Powersports

Gold River Marina

Good Mooring Ltd.

Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management

Halifax Distillng Co.

Honda Marine Canada

Icom Canada

Icon Marine

Ideal Rod

Interlux and Awlgrip

Iron Wind Marine Accessory Store

Iron Wind Marine

Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre Halifax

L.J. Patterson Sales

LKQ Keystone Moncton


Lunenburg Bound

Lunenburg Yacht Club

Mahone Marine Ltd

Maritime Flag and Pole

Maritime Ship Modellers Guild

Marlin Marine

Mermaid Marine Products

Michele Stevens Sailloft Ltd

NewStar Marine & Scooter

Nodding Sales & Service

North Sails Yacht Shop

Northern Yacht Club

Nova Automotive

Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association

Nova Scotia Community College- Nautical Institute

Nova Scotia Wildlife Carvers Association

Ocean Yacht Sales

Original Energy Sales

Paddle Canada

Paul Harnish Photography

Paynes Marine

Pinnacle Agencies


Quartermaster Marine

Ranger Tugs- Lefroy Harbour Resorts

Rekord Marine Enterprises

Sailing CBI Inc

Sail Mahone Bay

Sail Nova Scotia

Sainte-Famille Wines Ltd.


Seamasters Services

Schooner Cove Marine

Shining Waters Marine

Shore Cycle

Skippers Plan Insurance- Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Limited

South Shore Ship Modellers Guild

Still Fired Distilleries

Stright-Mackay Limited

Sunnybrook Yacht Brokers

TD Auto Finance

The Boat Shop

The Binnacle

Traditional Marine

Transat Marine - Division of Western Marine Co.

Unicorn Restoration Ltd.

VMG Marine

Waterfront Development

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