“My escape is to just get in a boat and disappear on the water.” – Carl Hiaasen
You might recall a couple of weeks ago we talked about the Orlando Boat Show making its way back to the Orange County Convention Center. Hey – we’d never abandon ship and are always here to let you know about the coolest stuff happenin’ in Central Florida. So we headed above board this weekend and got an opportunity to breeze over to the OCCC and cruise through the exhibit yesterday afternoon. All we can say is: Now we want to move somewhere we have access to a lake or the ocean so we can enjoy one of these beauts every day…or at least get to know someone who does (hint, hint!). And there are most definitely some real beauties at the show this year.
One of the coolest things we saw was a collection of about three or four “wave boats” which are actually propelled by a wave runner, designed and distributed by Sealver. It has the ability to engage/disengage from the main “boat” portion; when it’s connected it’s the main navigatore. WHAT?! You can learn more about these bad boys by visiting the Sealver website.
As far as crowds (if you’re hyper-concerned about health safety like many of us are/should be), there were definitely a lot of folks enjoying the exhibit but it wasn’t overwhelmingly crowded. And most of the people were wearing masks while indoors and staying adrift from one another. Refer to the Orlando Boat Show ‘s safety guidelines.
If you’re looking for something to do for the remainder of the weekend and want to head out from below deck there’s still time to visit this year’s nautical exhibit. It’s open to the public until 5pm today and you can pre-purchase tickets here. (NOTE: As with most events at the OCCC there is a minimal charge for parking.)
Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819