How long has it been since we had a boat show in the Bay Area? Too long! Well, things are looking up. Although not technically a ‘boat show’, on Saturday, April 9, Svendsen’s Marine & Industrial Supply is hosting its first annual Spring Fling Show, a free, one-day-only event in Alameda. The Spring Fling is set to be a humdinger of a day with marine industry favorites, stalwarts and newcomers setting up their tents and exhibits for eight hours of boating specials and fun.
The vendors will include sailing schools, community sailing and educational organizations such as Alameda Community Sailing Center, Spaulding Marine Center’s Boatworks 101, Delta Sailing School, Ocean Planet Explorers, Summer Sailstice and others.
On the boat side there’ll be chandleries and service providers: engineering, repairs and electronics, sailmaking and bottom cleaning. Plus there’ll be representatives from almost 50 marine product manufacturers and distributors.
Of course there will also be food and entertainment — music and raffle giveaways all day long! And, from 3:00 p.m. on, Latitude 38 is hosting the after-party! Come to the booth, buy a Latitude 38 45-year commemorative cup, and we’ll fill it with beer for free.
Get your ticket now, and when you’re at the show, take it to the Svendsen’s ‘Welcome Booth’ to receive your raffle ticket! Additional raffle tickets will be given to those who donate to one of the nonprofit sailing organizations.
We’re excited to be there, and are looking forward to spending some salty time with readers and sailors from all over the Bay Area and beyond. So gather your family and friends, your neighbors, and their friends, and come on down to Svendsen’s Marine & Industrial Supply, 2900 Main Street #1900, Alameda.
Remember the date: April 9.
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 2900 Main Street #1900, Alameda.
And did we mention entry is free? Click here for all the details.