Top 3 Boat Shows 

# 1 Fort Lauderdale International

# 2 Tampa Boat Show

# 3 St Pete Sailboat Show


Boat Lines (no order)

Nautic Star [was already my favorite fishing boat of Thunder’s before I even started working there]

Century [was already one of my favorites prior to Thunder, line of our sister company]

Cobalt (has always been my favorite)

Marker One by Cobalt (such a delicious slick looking pontoon)

Malibu (boats with glitter)

Tige’ (my original favorite surf boat)

Bone Fish (amazing logo and build)

Monterey Surf Edition (these just look good, man!)

Beneteau (beautiful yachts)

Everglades (has always ended up being my favorite at the smaller boat shows)

Tiara (also beautiful yachts)

BlackJack (their logo is amazing)

Mastercraft (they had THE BEST and most poetic boat literature I had picked up the last 2 years)


Products / Companies 

Hi-Tide Boat Lifts (They are always so nice at boat shows & much thanks to the lovely pen & bottle opener!)

Sea Tow (I love their iPhone app!)

Seastar Solutions (Amazing marketing)

Roundabout Watercrafts (favorite new product at the Tampa Boat Show 2015)


Magazines / Newspapers  

Boating Industry

Boating Magazine

Houseboat Magazine

Yachts Magazine

The Florida Mariner

The Log

The Maritime Executive

Soundings Trade Only




Displays at Boat Shows (something new I’m adding this year 2016) 

Picked Grady-White as my favorite at the Miami Show and they won the award for best booth. When I’m good, I’m good; I can smell a winner from miles away! Ha! 😉