Savannah Boat Show celebrating 15 years, March 3-5, with special guest Captain Dave Carraro of National Geographic’s Wicked Tuna

GREENVILLE, SC (Feb 8, 2017) The 15th Annual Savannah Boat Show is nearly sold out of exhibit space with more boat displays than ever. “The show is going to be huge, with more than 60 different boat brands represented, both inside and outside at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center overlooking the Savannah River. Based on the current strength of the boat show industry and the success of our recent Charleston Boat Show this is going to be a superb year for the exhibiting boat dealerships in the Savannah/Hilton Head market,” said Bomar, founder of the Savannah Boat Show and President of JBM & Associates.


With Savannah’s coastal location, the show features hundreds of the newest powerboat models, equipment and services from dealerships throughout the Southeast.  Boating enthusiasts can find just about anything they are interested in and learn from the expert manufacturer representatives and the boat dealers.  The show boasts a wide variety of powerboats and accessories all under one roof. “The Savannah Boat Show has become a Coastal Empire tradition and a great family event where people come from all over the Carolinas, Georgia and North Florida to celebrate life on the water,” said Bomar.

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet Captain Dave Carraro, star of Wicked Tuna and captain of Dave holds a U.S.C.G. 100 ton Master License and has an invaluable 32 years of experience with Gloucester Fishing Charters. He began fishing with his dad as a kid and has fished almost every day for 33 years.

Meet and Greet Times:

Friday:  1pm-3pm and 4pm-6pm

Saturday:  11am-1pm and 3pm-5pm

Sunday:  12pm-2pm

Stop by and see the Miss GEICO Race Boat, the fastest racing catamaran in the world. On Saturday, March 4th, the event kicks into high gear with all the kids’ activities including photo opportunities with Mermaid Kelly, a real live mermaid. The Plundering Pirates of Paradise will be hosting pirate shows and treasure hunts.  Try your skills at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Laser Shot Simulator. Tybee Light hosts the Boating Skills Simulator.

Musicians Chuck Courtenay Band will perform on Friday and Bucky and Barry will perform on Saturday and Sunday.

The Savannah Fishing Expo Schedule:

Saturday, March 4:

11am-12pm: Captain Brian Woelber with One More Cast Charters hosts “Catching Cobia”

1:30pm-2:30pm: Captain Dave Carraro with Nat Geo’s popular show Wicked Tuna, will host “Tuna Fishing at its Finest”

3pm-4pm: Captain Jack McGowan with Coastal River Charters hosts “An Intro to Inshore Fishing on the Georgia Coast”

Sunday, March 5:

1pm-2pm: Trey Leggett will host “Kayak Fishing in the Lowcountry”

2:30pm-3:30pm: Captain Matt Starling with Custom Marine hosts “Bulls and Reds in 60 to 70 Degree Water Temperatures and Tarpon Fishing from June to October.

The Savannah Fishing Expo will be located in the Auditorium.

The Savannah Boat Show will be held Friday, March 3rd, from Noon-6pm, Saturday, March 4th from 10am-6pm and Sunday, March 5th from 11am-5pm.  Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 4-12 and $5 for seniors 65+ and military with ID.

Purchase tickets online and see a full schedule at  Also download the complementary “JBM Shows” mobile app.  Register at the show to win prizes and giveaways.


One International Drive
Hutchinson Island
P.O. Box 248
Savannah, Georgia 31402

Phone: (912) 447-4000
Fax: (912) 447-4722

The designee of the Savannah-Georgia Convention Center Authority for service of process for civil actions brought against it is Kelvin Moore, General Manager, One International Drive, Savannah, GA 31401.

If you need more information about planning your event, please feel free to call our helpful Event Services staff at (912)447-4000