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Aspiring and new boaters, old salts, and everyone in between make FirstBoat their first stop for boating. Remarkably, the same team has continuously published FirstBoat.com (a.k.a. 1stBoat.com) since its inception in 1999, and has expanded the FirstBoat brand to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (follow us @FirstBoat).

Thank you for making FirstBoat YOUR first stop for boating!

    Safety First! National Safe Boating Week Starts Now

    FirstBoat is proud to support National Safe Boating Week and the Wear It! campaign, which runs from May 21-27, 2016, and calls awareness to boating safety and the critical importance of always wearing a life jacket each and every time you go out on the water.

    Wear It! unites the efforts of a wide variety of boating safety advocates, including the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, Canadian Safe Boating Council and many members of the National Safe Boating Council. The campaign is produced under a grant from the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard.


    Connecticut Spring Boat Show THIS Weekend

    CT Spring Boat Show

    The first ever Connecticut Spring Boat Show is happening THIS WEEKEND, May 13-15, 2016 at Brewer Essex Island Marina located in Essex, CT.

    The in-water show will display over 70 boats varying in size from 20-75ft, and includes FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING.

    ct spring boat show Visitors attending the free show will enjoy seeing a wide range of new and brokerage, power and sail models from Wilde Yacht Sales, MarineMax, Bassett, Ocean House Marina, Bavaria, and many more .  Boating gear, accessories and service companies will also be on site. Sails Up 4 Cancer, a non-profit organization based in Connecticut will be under the big tent along with Boat Name Gear, Boatique USA, Sport-A-Seat, Freedom Boat Club, and several other land exhibitors.


    The first CT Spring Boat Show features some of the newest boats on the market including center consoles, fishing boats, luxury cruisers, sport and sail boats.

    Boat Show Hours:

    Friday, May 13th 12PM-6PM.

    Saturday and Sunday May 14-15th 10AM-5PM

    Location: the new Brewer Essex Island Marina.

    Visit www.ctspringboatshow.com for specific event details, parking info and more.