DEMO DOCK - The best way to know if a boat is right for you is to try it out for size

DEMO DOCK – Try Before You Buy

The best way to know if a boat is right for you is to try it out for size.

Try before you buy!

Dealers and manufacturers will be conducting demonstrations and sea trials from inside the United States Powerboat Show at easy to access demonstration docks. The expanded demo docks will feature new model boats, outboard engines, and stabilizing systems.

2019 demo boats at a glance. 2020 demo boats COMING SOON.

On-Water Training: BoatUS Foundation 

Affordable introductory courses for the whole family.

Whether you love boating and want to gain confidence at the helm, you’re considering buying or renting a boat and want to learn new skills, or you’re just curious about boating, these courses are a fun, easy, and affordable way to build your boating confidence!

To register or for more information click here.


A stabilizing system designed to eliminate most boat roll, including the fatigue, anxiety and seasickness that goes with it.

  • Bluewater 280  

Yamaha Engines

Once demo ride is complete, customer will return to registration site and receive a gift bag with a hat, and catalogs.

  • Grady-White Canyon 336 with twin 425s and Helm Master
  • 28’ Regulator with twin F300s and Helm Master 
  • 262CC Edgewater with twin F250s and Helm Master                      

Quick USA

Quick USA is a leading manufacturer and supplier to the international boating and yachting industry. Check out and test some of their equipment aboard a 34′ Buddy Davis at the Demo Dock powered by two Yamaha 425 outboards.

Quick USA  equipment on board

  • MC2 7k gyro stabilizer
  • DP3 Windless with custom anchor rope
  • 2 Challenger RGBW underwater lights and touch controller
  • And much more!

Brig Eagle 8

Sleek-Looking and Luxurious

With a sleek, modern design and 26 feet of ample space for you and your guests, the Eagle 8 rigid inflatable boat by BRIG USA is the premier choice for anyone looking for an unforgettable boating experience.

2019 Manitou Aurora LE

You have great taste and want a pontoon boat built to your specifications. One that lets you determine nearly every detail, from seating configurations to capacity. Does that make you picky? We call it discriminating, in a good way. With a rear facing seat and ski mirror, this powerful pontoon is perfect for watersports.

2019 Glastron GTD220

This pristine deck boat will put you and your family at the forefront of all the joys boating. Inside delivers wide bow and stern swim platforms, and U-shaped seating. Envision the extension of your personality and come aboard.

Aqua Patio UL with DF 350 Suzuki

AquaPatio is all about superior performance, sport design, and luxurious comfort with an edgy attitude. Packed with impressive details and high-end furnishings, these models are fun, stylish and ready to transform your boating experience. 

When you’re looking for a pontoon that checks all the boxes, go ahead and live the liquid lifestyle with AquaPatio pontoons. 

Scarab 255 Open

25 feet of open opportunity symbolizes the 255 Open. Through a desire to showcase new adventure, those memorable moments, and each smile, Scarab was destined to design a highlight reel of a boat. Superiority is keenly evident; take a look at the cockpit. With more space, more flexibility and more style, a boat like this shouldn’t be possible, but Scarab loves shattering industry convention.

Fluid 1060

The ultimate family boat. At 35ft, the Fluid 1060 features a large console with room for a portable head below, Llebroc helm seating, bolster with built in cooler,  freshwater washdown, and sink. Curved glass windshield and fiberglass hardtop gives you full protection in any condition. Forward facing seating with second cooler in front of the console and removable rear bench seat. This boat offers more storage than any other inflatable in its class. Blue LED courtesy and underwater lights, Fusion sound system, and Simrad electronics package. Powered with 2 x 300hp Evinrude G2 Etec’s, you see speed in excess of 50 knots.

Fab Dock Dry

FAB Dock dry docking solutions are designed to make boating easy, keeping your boat clean and dry, so you can enjoy everything the boating lifestyle has to offer, hassle free. With ease of maintenance, portability, the environment and cost effectiveness in mind, we offer you one of the most superior dry docking solutions available world-wide today.

Jeanneau Leader 9.0 dock E2

The new Leader 9.0 revisits the concept of the 8.5, a sporty boat with a familyfriendly spirit, which as been a great success. With her pure, streamlined design inspired by the Leader 10.5, her look is decidedly on trend!

Her traditional V-shaped hull was designed by Michaël Peters. Stable and powerful, her hull ensures excellent seakeeping and very secure handling at sea for family cruising or sporty outings. The layout and spacial organization of the Leader 9.0 make her the ideal boat for day trips or weekend cruises. On the exterior, the vast cockpit benefits from a helm station with seating for two, a portside galley and numerous storage options.

Key West 24CC Dock K2

Introducing Key West Boat’s newest entry to serious blue water fishing. Featuring the second generation stepped hull combined with an extreme angle of entry and a beautiful bow flair, this boat is as pleasant to run as it is to look at. Features such as bow and stern seating options, standard fresh water, and console changing room make it family friendly as well.

Everglades 255 dock K2

5 Series signature features include Everglades’ patented hydraulic sliding windshield, an oversized dash for electronics, a combination helm seat/leaning post, plush forward console seating, an ergonomically designed workstation, and a 65-quart, sliding Yeti cooler. Additional standard details include 8″ stainless steel pull-up cleats, powder-coated toe rails, and a lockable transom gate with freeing port. The electrically actuated aft seat/hatch provides easy bilge access, a welcome addition on a boat this size.

Whether you’re fishing offshore or cruising inland waterways, the 255cc is all the boat you’ll ever need. Until, of course, you want a bigger one.

239 Key West

Our latest introduction to the expanding Family Sportsman series, the 239FS offers the largest cockpit in its class, and loaded with features for both family comfort and serious fishing. Enjoy the comfort of the full width bench seat in the rear and the optional front facing seating in the bow for relaxing day on the water with the family and friends, or hit the blue water safe and secure in a very capable long range offshore fishing platform. Fishing features include the ever present live well, rod storage racks, trolling rod holders, and even an insulated, macerated under floor fish box up front. The 239FS is ready for whatever water sports your family enjoys.

Lekker Boats Dock D

Born in Australia and inspired by the iconic Dutch “sloep” design, the Damsko is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Looks can be deceiving, bet you’d never imagine this comfortable classic day boat (carrying up to 25 people) reaching a high speed. And that’s exactly what makes this boat so damn unique. The Damsko will have you flying over the water with a top speed of 80km/h (42 knots). There’s simply nothing like it out there!

Invincible 39 Dock D

The Invincible 39 Open Fisherman is sold most popularly with triple 350 HP outboards which allow for speeds in excess of 70 MPH. The 550-gallon fuel capacity gives you the extended range needed for those long trips to the fishing grounds. The newest member of the Invincible family has rapidly become the leading seller among its peers in a very competitive market at this size range. 

Invincible 33 Dock D

The Invincible 33 Open Fisherman is sold most popularly with twin 300 HP outboard engines. With top speed capabilities in excess of 60 MPH and superb range the 320-gallon fuel capacity will get you to the farthest fishing grounds and back with speed and comfort. Our 33 is a class leader in rough water seakeeping ability. 

Invincible 36 Dock D

The Invincible 36 Open Fisherman is available with twin or triple outboards. With top speeds in excess of 70 MPH (with triple engines) and a max fuel capacity of 475 gallons the limitations are minimal. The 36 is our original model that built the rock-solid foundation of Invincible Boats and still defines the reputation of our boats for having the great rough water ride that they do.

Contender 25T Dock D

Unlike some mass production boat builders, we at Contender pride ourselves on keeping this experience personal. Your Contender is made for you, with you in mind. You will team up with the finest craftsmen in a hands-on boat building process. You choose whether to customize each component of the vessel‚ from the hull size and power option to the electronics package, livewell rigging, down to the type of stitching on your upholstery, and more.

Good fisherman want to get there.  Great fisherman want to get there fast, and stay dry.  Equipped with 24.5 deadrise hull, and years of fishing knowledge embodied, the 25T will get you there fast with up to 400 HP strapped to the back of your rig.

Twinvee Powerboat 260 SE Dock D

Added Comfort for the Sportsman Who Also Entertains.

With its solid, hand-laminated dual-hull construction, the Twin Vee 260 SE PowerCat delivers stability and wave handling that outperforms larger watercraft, especially on open seas. Twin Vee’s unique foam-filled, self-bailing power catamaran design is safe, versatile and easy to operate.

Better still, you no longer have to choose between size and affordability. The 260 SE PowerCat, with its wide beam, has ample deck space for serious angling or for the whole family to enjoy all day on the water, yet it is affordably priced and cost-efficient to run. 

Twinvee Powerboat 240 DC Dock D

The World’s Best 24′ Dual Console Has Arrived

From stem to stern, everything about the New 240 Dual Console SE series is designed to meet your needs and maximize your fun and relaxation on the water. This is where excellence meets quality and cool meets “Best Riding Boat on the Water”. The 240 DC is a family sport boat that sets a new high standard, combining the PowerCat ride, fuel efficiency and a sleek design that sets us apart . We only use  premium materials combined with detailed fit and finish to craft PowerCat boats that are as good-looking as they are ready to perform on the water. Once you choose a Twin Vee PowerCat , you’re in for the best boating of your life. Be assured that good times are ahead; Your Adventure awaits you. Twin Vee integrates all the features you like in a smart, versatile design that’s as practical as it is beautiful – double helm seating, wraparound lounges, entertainment, sun lounge, plentiful, super comfy bow seating and a larger swim platform with a stainless steel boarding ladder. Contrasting textures, integrated blue LED lighting and recessed alcoves add interest while stainless drink holders, flush mounted cleats and a streamline elegance confirm Twin Vee’s position in the forefront of multi-hull design and PowerCat Performance.

Leader 10.5: Sporty Elegance Dock E2

The Leader 10.5 is capable of easily traveling long distances at fast cruising speeds while offering optimal comfort on board.

This is the ideal boat for fun and enjoyable day trips, able to seat 10 at the table, with two distinct exterior living areas. To the aft, relax in the comfortable cockpit saloon, with an integrated galley and a generously sized sofa. Forward, stretch out on the elegant sundeck with adjustable backrests.

The bright interior living space is well adapted for taking beautiful family getaways and for a comfortable night’s rest for 4, with a saloon that transforms into a private cabin and a double berth in the aft cabin, as well as a spacious head compartment with separate shower

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