Lido Yacht Expo Kicks Off Fall Boating Season

Big boat and yacht show returns to Newport Beach for 31st annual showing.

Newport Beach, CA, September 04, 2009 --( The Lido Yacht Expo, California’s premier fall big boat and yacht show, will return to Lido Marina Village, Sept. 24-27, for its 31st annual showing.

Southern California’s top dealers are expected to exhibit more than 200 big boats and yachts at this year’s event. Show visitors will have the opportunity to explore more than 300,000 square feet of floating dock exhibits and boardwalk displays, including luxurious multimillion-dollar yachts, some exceeding 100 feet in length. The show will also feature a wide selection of 35- to 65-foot pleasurecraft including sportfishers, motoryachts, cruisers and more.

Big-boat shoppers will get their first look at brand-new 2010 models from top U.S. and international builders, many making their West Coast debuts, along with an extensive collection of the region's best ocean-tested brokerage vessels. All vessels will be open to show-goers and available for inspection, making the Lido Yacht Expo the perfect opportunity for boating enthusiasts and potential buyers to get up-close-and-personal with these luxurious big boats and yachts.

With state-of-the-art technology and plush amenities, many of the larger vessels are better appointed than the average home. Features on these luxurious vessels include multiple plasma televisions, granite countertops, leather and exotic wood-trimmed interiors and control panels that rival those on jets.

The latest electronics, marine accessories, gear and essential yacht services -- including marine financing and insurance -- will also be showcased, making the Lido Yacht Expo a one-stop shopping experience for boating enthusiasts and potential buyers.

Lido Marina Village is located at Via Lido and Newport Boulevard in Newport Beach, one block south of Pacific Coast Highway. Show hours are: noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 and Friday, Sept. 25; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27. Admission is $12 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. Free parking and continuous free shuttle service will be available. Visit for more details.

The Lido Yacht Expo is produced by the Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc., publisher of The Log Newspaper, Boating World and Sea magazines and producer of the Newport Boat Show.


For more information about the Lido Yacht Expo, contact Hallie Nicholson at (949) 660-6150 ext. 216 or
Duncan McIntosh Company Inc.
Hallie Nicholson