The 14th Annual Savannah Boat Show

The 14th Annual Savannah Boat Show March 4-6, will feature Captain Paul Hebert of National Geographic’s Wicked Tuna

GREENVILLE, SC (Feb 12, 2016) JBM & Associates, boat show management company and founders of the Savannah Boat Show are planning on a huge year for their 14h annual show held at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.  “It’s been quite a ride over the past 14 years,” said JBM President, Jacqui Bomar.  Based on the strength of the boat show industry reports and the success of our recent Charleston show, we feel this is going to be a superb year for the exhibiting boat dealerships.”

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 manufacturers representatives and the boat dealers.  There is no other place you can go and see this variety of powerboats and accessories under one roof in this market,” said Bomar.

Attendees also have an opportunity to meet Captain Paul Hebert, a third-generation fisherman who has been fishing since he was a child.  “I grew up doing this. My father was a fisherman, and my five brothers do it.  My mother does it. It’s all I know.  It’s like growing up on a farm, and knowing about cows.  I grew up knowing fishing.  When I was 4, my dad used to set me up next to him in a chair while he went harpooning.”  While some fishermen go through entire careers without even daring to tackle the mighty bluefin, Paul caught his first at the tender age of 8 using a handline. “It was 1,100 pounds!” he recalls.

Meet and Greet Times:

Friday: 1:00pm – 3:00pm and 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 1:00pm and 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

On Saturday, March 5th, the event kicks into high gear with all the kids’ activities including pirate treasure hunts and kids’ fishing classes – each child gets to take home their own free rod and reel. The Puppet Dude will be on-hand to teach kids the art of puppetry.  The show also features face painting, a fishing simulator and live music.

The Savannah Boat Show is sponsored by Allstate Boat Insurance and is open Friday, March 4th from noon-6pm, Saturday, March 5th from 10am-6pm and Sunday, March 6th 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 new “JBM Shows” mobile app.