2014 Lido Boat Show
Step Aboard the West’s Top Yachts -- at the Lido Boat Show
Get a One-of-a-Kind Opportunity to See and Compare More Than 200 New and Ocean-Tested Boats at the West’s Largest In-Water Yacht Expo, Sept. 18-21 in Newport Beach.
Contact: Martha McIntosh, (949) 757‐5959, ext. 216, firstname.lastname@example.org
Newport Beach, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2014) – The year’s final and largest in-the-water boat show on the West Coast, the 36th annual Lido Boat Show, splashes down Thursday at Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach. The collection of yachts on display will exceed 200 vessels, up to 100 feet, spread across the more than 400,000 square feet of dock space.
Show-goers have the unique opportunity to step aboard and tour the finest yachts in the West, including cruise-worthy motoryachts, offshore sportfishers, sleek sailboats, long-range trawlers and head-turning sport yachts.
The timing of the show this year is ideal, as many new models will be making their world, North American or West Coast premiere, and they will make those debuts under the careful observation of Southern California’s top boat dealers and yacht brokers.
While there will be several large yachts in excess of 70 feet, and many under 30 feet (including the ubiquitous Duffy electric boats), the sweet spot will be yachts in the 35- to 65-foot range. That’s where the bulk of the powerboat debut fit in, from the 45-foot Monte Carlo MC4 and the 52-foot Dyna 52, the Tiara 44 Coupe to the 43-foot Hinckley Talaria 43 and two VanDutch models in the 40-foot range.
The Lido Boat Show is about more than just boats, however. Show-goers will find the latest must-have marine accessories, boating gear, advanced electronics, engines, generators and essential yacht services — including marine financing and insurance. Marinas with slip availability will be there, too.
Here are just a few of the standout showboats you’ll see at Lido:
The Monte Carlo MC4 hits the water running with many of the qualities that have been perfected in its larger Monte Carlo Yachts brethren. As a coastal cruiser and a condo on the water, the MC4 is the ideal platform under 50 feet.
Hinckley started doing joystick control before the pod-drive explosion hit the boating industry, and the company’s latest jet boat, the Talaria 43 — making its world debut — continues that tradition. A dayboat that does 35 knots and has seating for more than the starting USC defense — this is it.
Dyna is a new name to the West Coast, though the builder has been around since 1986. The 52 Luxury Motoryacht could easily be a floating condo, with all its high-end materials, three dining areas and three staterooms.
VanDutch might be a new boat-builder name to you, but once you see one of its yachts, you’ll never forget it. Looking a bit like bullets in a gun, VanDutch yachts are luxury dayboats that, depending on the model (two 40s will be at the show), can reach more than 40 knots, sleep two to four and accommodate 16 or more for harbor cruises.
Offshore West will display the brand-new Offshore 87 Motoryacht, which is a departure from the builder’s Voyager models. From the bridge up top to the staterooms below, everything on the 87 is top notch. Teak, granite, plush upholstery, flawless stainless steel and more make this a yacht not to be missed.
Other brand-new boats on display include an Azimut 45, a Carver 40, a Fairline 38, a Riva 27, a Prestige 500 Fly and 450 Fly, a Greenline 33, a Back Cove 37, a Cutwater 30, Ranger Tugs 25, 27 and 31, a Nordhavn 76, a Marquis 630, a Sea Ray 450 and a Cruisers 45 Cantius Black Diamond.
In addition, many boats less than 5 years old will be on display. The sailboat section of the 2014 Lido Boat Show is the biggest in years, for all the sailors out there.
Lido Marina Village is located at Via Lido and Newport Boulevard in Newport Beach, one block south of Pacific Coast Highway. Show hours — rain or shine — are noon to 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $15 for adults and free for children 12 and younger — and major credit cards are accepted.
There’s free parking and a continuous shuttle, and guest docks are available for show attendees’ vessels up to 22 feet.
The Lido Yacht Expo is produced by the Duncan McIntosh Co. Inc., publisher of Sea Magazine, Boating World, The Log Newspaper, FishRap and Editor & Publisher, and producer of the Newport Boat Show.