If you’re the nautically inclined sort, we invite you to swing by Hotel Zero Degrees and enjoy all the on-and-off-the-water pleasures of the 2018 Norwalk Boat Show! This four-day celebration of watercraft takes place Thursday, September 20th through Sunday, September 23rd down at the Norwalk Cove Marina, a short land-lubbing commute from Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk.
We’ll treat you to the finest in Connecticut Gold Coast hospitality while you eyeball some fine-looking yachts, powerboats, and other vessels—maybe in the market to buy one—and enjoy a whole host of associated activities.
The Norwalk Boat Show
This year’s Norwalk Boat Show is underway Thursday through Saturday from 10 AM to 7 PM and on Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM: four full days of action along Norwalk Harbor and Long Island Sound. A whole fleet of new and used boats of all descriptions will be on display and available at the Norwalk Boat Show as well as dozens and dozens of exhibitors covering a whole lot of marine territory.
You’ll also be able to hone your boat-handling prowess through seminars by a U.S. Coast Guard-certified instructor with Boat U.S. as well as captains from the Annapolis School of Seamanship. The Boating Simulator offers the chance to test out those boating skills of yours—from simple boat-handling to more advanced navigation and maneuvering exercises—without any stakes involved. Over at Fred’s Shed, meanwhile, you can pick up a slew of useful DIY tips on boat maintenance and improvements.
You’ll be able to admire the exhilarating speed of Miss GEICO, a 50-foot Victory racing catamaran capable of surging past 200 miles per hour. The smaller crowd has much in store at the Norwalk Boat Show: Kids can board a variety of different boats (including Norwalk Police and Fire vessels, sure to be thrilling), learn about oyster boats, and talk to captains at the Touch-a-Boat zone, plus try their hand at creating toy boats over in the Build-a-Boat area.
There’s more, too: wing-eating contests, food and drinks, live island-inspired music in the Water Club Lounge from Eric Stone, and kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, and powerboat rides in Try It Cove.