What Can You See at the Cape Cod Boat Builders Show?

What would be Cape Cod without its boats? Imagine looking to the horizon over the dark blue Atlantic and spotting them one by one gliding over the waves. If you enjoy marine-related products and the crafting that goes into making a boat, then there’s one event you cannot miss. The Cape Cod Boat Builders Show is sure to please boat enthusiasts and sailors alike. Read on to learn more about this great event and start planning your visit today!

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Plan Your Visit to the Cape Cod Boat Builders Show

What Is the Cape Cod Boat Builders Show?

You know an event is here to stay when it has been running for more than a decade. The Cape Cod Boat Builders Show is a highly anticipated local event that gathers more than 50,000 visitors, making it one of the highlights of the winter season. You’re going to love seeing all the different creations and learning about this unique trade. 

General Information

The show traditionally takes place in February (refer to the website for annual dates) and is organized by the Cape Cod Marine Trades Association at the Conference Center in Hyannis. Admission is only $5 per adult. 

What You’ll See

You probably guessed it: boats! Browse through a large selection of custom-built wood and fiberglass boats and admire the skills that go into making them. There are over 50 exhibitors that display their sail and powerboats. Prospective customers and curious visitors can see first-hand how the boats are crafted and learn the difference between these works of art and assembly lines creations.

Plan Your Stay on Cape Cod at Chatham Gables Inn

Common Area at Chatham Gables InnAfter marveling at all sorts of boats at the Cape Cod Boat Builders Show, it’s time to return to a cozy room. Chatham Gables Inn is one of the top B&Bs on Cape Cod and offers both incredible comforts as well as timeless elegance.

Take a look at our Siasconset Room, for example. Its blue tones will remind you of the ocean. Did you know that this room was originally created as a stable for the first owner, Captain Nickerson, and his family? It’s located on the first floor of the mansion, which gives you more privacy. You’ll love the gorgeous queen bed and the fine Italian linens. When you wake up in the morning, join us in the main dining room where a sumptuous breakfast is served! You’ll even get to sip your coffee (or tea) while gazing at the lush garden. 

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