2014 Nautical Expo at Regatta Pointe Marina

2014 Nautical Expo, Regatta Pointe Marina, Palmetto, FL, April 12-13

Regatta Pointe Marina will host Manatee County’s largest free boating event this spring ‑ The 2014 Nautical Expo, held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12& 13.

The annual Nautical Expo features a boat show, nautical market, boating seminars,boat rides and more. Complete event details are available at www.TheNauticalExpo.com.

This event is organized by the Regatta Pointe Marina Yacht Brokers, including American Marine, Massey Yacht Sales, Whiteaker Yacht Sales, and Shippey Marine.

There will be more than 50 in-water boats, as well as many more located along the promenade and on trailers around the marina. New boats and brokerage boats will be on display, both sail and power. All boats will be open for touring. Boaters and brokers in the market are invited to join the boat show.

The Nautical Expo will feature free two-hour boating seminars each day by expert presenters. April 12 enjoy “Cruising: Florida Coast to the Caribbean” by Jeff Grossman & Jean Levine from 2-4 p.m. April 13 enjoy “Anchoring: From A to Z” by Bruce Bingham from 2-4 p.m. Both seminars are free, and open to the public.

The Nautical Expo also includes an in-water Catalina new boat review, powerboat rides and sign up incentives from Freedom Boat Club and youth fishing stations led by local charter captains.

Businesses and organizations interested in joining our nautical market are invited request exhibit space at www.TheNauticalExpo.com/exhibitors.

Columbus’ Nina & Pinta Sail into Regatta Pointe Marina

PALMETTO, FL–Come see history sail into Regatta Pointe Marina as full-size replicas of Christopher Columbus’ Nina & Pinta ships make dock along their tour of the Gulf Coast.  Nina and Pinta ships These historically accurate ships are floating museums, and tributes to the voyage that set the course of Western society.  Both ships will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 5 through April 15, 2013.

      This is a spectacular opportunity to see history come to life and gain a true perspective of what life was like for Columbus and his crew on their voyage into the new world.  Visitors will have the opportunity to tour these great vessels and see the size and craftsmanship of superior boat builders.

      The ships are being sailed in by the Columbus Foundation, of the British Virgin Islands. General Admission:  $8 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 60+), and $6 age 5-16 (not in a school group), age 4 and under are free. Group & School Tours:  minimum of 15 people, $5 per person.