Features at a Glance
If you’re interested in learning what it takes to maintain, repair or upgrade your boat or engine, head to Fred’s Shed for practical, professional advice. Free seminars cover a variety of topics, and include demonstrations, and question/answer sessions.
Be sure to come with projects and questions to discuss—and leave with the know-how, confidence and inspiration to do it yourself.
Together, hosts “The Boating Guy,” and certified marine service technician Fred, bring more than 50 years of boating experience to the Shed and are happy to share their expertise.
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lessons are available by appointment for $50— just ask the crew.
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Located Docks CW20-23
Meet and learn about a variety of exotic rescue animals, including owl monkeys, wallabies, Amazon parrots and more in a show the whole family will love.
TV personality/professional trainer Nature Nick and his animal friends put on a show like no other—it’s comical, entertaining and educational.
Saturday 11am; 1pm; 3pm; 5pm
Sunday 11am; 1pm; 3pm
The six-time World Champion Miss GEICO Racing Team is proud of the latest Miss GEICO offshore racing boat. The fourth-generation Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran made of carbon/Kevlar.
Powered by 1650 RACE Mercury racing engines that generate 3,300 horsepower, she can reach speeds in excess of 200 mph! See her in Space E89
Enjoy the island-inspired music of Eric Stone. Eric will perform from 11am–7pm daily, playing his unique blend of rock, pop and country music inspired by the tropics and his love of the water. Water Club Lounge
Relax with a cool beverage and enjoy the beautiful waterfront scenery of Norwalk Harbor.
Whether you want to ponder your options after shopping for the boat of your dreams, meet up with friends or just kick back seaside, the Water Club Lounge offers a tented oasis of refreshment. Located at the T head of Dock B.
Take the helm of a virtual boat to practice basic boating maneuvers and improve your boating skills—without leaving dry land. The United States Power Squadrons® new Boating Skills Virtual Trainer® (BSVT) makes learning fun! It features a steering wheel and a real Mercury throttle you use to “drive” a 20-console boat on a lake with other powerboats, sailboats, navigation aids and a marina.
Training options include close quarters maneuvering, docking and more. Instructors can adjust current and wind direction and velocity, and day/night settings to vary the degree of difficulty and challenge you whatever your skill level. It's a fun, easy way to boost your boating skills. Located in Booth 338
Let your little ones get creative! Toy Boat Building gives your child a chance to build a nautical masterpiece—a one-of-a-kind vessel using pieces of wood, a little glue, and a lot of imagination. Space A2
Fun on the water—just for kids! Kids can splash
US Power Squadron/USCGAUX Day: Thursday
The Progressive® Insurance Norwalk Boat Show® will recognize the United States Power Squadron and United States Coast Guard Auxiliary members on Thursday, September 22 with FREE admission for USPS/USCGA members—Simply present your USPS or USCGAUX identification card at the Will Tent desk for one adult admission.
Why visit a Boat Show?
Hear what the Boating Guy has to say about why you should visit a boat show. Click here.