Boat Show Education: What Boating Topics Can You Learn About at Shows?

Discover Boating boat shows offer a treasure trove of excitement beyond the showroom. Family fun, informative boating topics, and maybe even your dream vessel await – all under one roof.

We prioritize education and entertainment at our shows. Not sure what to expect? We have a variety of learning activities available, including exploring vintage boats, viewing incredible sand art, visiting the Conservation Village for environmental education, and more!
Learning at boat shows has never been so fun – keep reading to find out why. Our events transform into educational playgrounds packed with boating thrills for everyone.

Boat Show Education: What You Can Learn About at a Boat Show

1. Maintenance and Repairs at Fred's Shed How-To Center (Presented by Progressive® Insurance)

Are you struggling to solve a problem with your boat? We have the solution! Let us present Fred's Shed How-To Center, a staple at every Discover Boating boat show. 

This interactive learning center is packed with valuable tips, tricks, and DIY know-how to elevate your skills, whether you're a seasoned captain or a first-time skipper. 

Prepare for an exciting session to take your boating knowledge to the next level. Join the conversation as they discuss vessel maintenance and repair topics, including engine troubles and more.

2. Boat Types, Models, and the Latest Deals

The best part about attending a boat show? Our shows are the premier place to learn about your boat purchasing options! Visitors love the ability to communicate with sellers in real time about the most recent boat deals. 

Additionally, you'll find a wide range of brands and models conveniently displayed in one location, making it simple to compare them. Plus, connect with boat dealers and other outdoor enthusiasts to build a valuable network in these communities.

3. Boat Show Education Geared for Anglers

Boat shows are a fisherman's paradise, and it's not just about the boats. Visitors can dive into captivating seminars led by pros and reel in the knowledge to elevate their skills. 

For example, get inspired at the Hawg Trough Fishing Tank Demonstration, part of the Discover Boating Northwest Sportshow. Witness the experts in action as they demonstrate their fishing prowess in a massive 5,000-gallon aquarium filled with a diverse array of Minnesota's native species. Watch the responses of fish as they react to various angling techniques and bite on different bait/lures! 


Additionally, don't miss out on the "Fishing 101" seminar, which covers all the basics of fishing and casting accuracy. 

The Discover Boating Miami Boat Show will also feature live, interactive presentations by industry experts like CHAOS Fishing and Captain Don Dingman for all ages!

4. Watersports Experiences For the Whole Family

There's more to shows than workshops on boating topics and boat show education! The Discover Boating Louisville Boat RV & Sportshow, in partnership with Progressive® Insurance, features the Wake Zone, where you can learn from top riders like Chad Sharpe. They'll give you valuable pointers or show you the ropes. 

In addition, the Discover Boating Atlantic City Boat Show is jam-packed with exciting experiences, including watersports demonstrations and activities. Visitors can explore the joy of paddlesports or develop new hobbies while on the water! Give it a whirl, or check out a demo in action.

5. Boat Show Seminars for the Young Skippers

We take pride in providing activities that the entire family can enjoy. And hopefully, learn something from it, too! 

For example, children can build their own toy boat at the Discover Boating New York Boat Show and then take it home. And at the Discover Boating Atlantic City Boat Show, your kids won't want to miss Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel. 
Kids will also have a blast making their own Crankbait at shows like the Discover Boating Northwest Sportshow. And the best part? They can put their DIY skills to the test by using the bait they created themselves at the Trout Pond. Just like you, what an excellent opportunity to spark your younger family members' enthusiasm for the water. 

Find a Discover Boating Show Near You

So, whether you're looking to buy a new boat or attend interactive boat show seminars, our shows have everything you need for a fantastic day (or weekend) full of learning experiences! 

Check out our boat show calendar to find a show near you.