A wide view of the docks at LandShark Landing at Lake Lanier Islands that shows people viewing boats in the water. On the right there is a two-story dock with people standing on the top deck.

A scene during last year’s Lake Lanier in-the-water Boat Show at LandShark Landing, Lanier Islands.

Be among the first to see the newest 2024 boats at the spring edition of the Lake Lanier Boat Show. Taking place March 22-24 at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands and sponsored by the Marine Trade Association of Metro Atlanta, the twice-a-year event brings together more than 15 boat dealers, 50 brands and more than 275 of the latest boat models.

“With each boat show we host, we continue to enhance the boat buying journey by providing a wide variety of boat brands from trusted, local dealers,” said Heidi Moore, president of The Marine Trade Association. “What makes our show so appealing is that boats are presented outdoors and in the water, where they are meant to be enjoyed.”

A display of brand-new 2024 model boats and late-model 2023 boats will be at the Landshark Landing docks in a trade-show style display.

“What better way for boating enthusiasts to get up close to touch, tour and experience the boats first-hand,” she said. “Having boats in the water has been the key to our success and really helps give a preview of the joys of boating.”

In addition to the array of boats, boating accessories, equipment, dock builders and all things boating-related will be showcased throughout the vendor village in the Grand Hall Parking Lot. Community groups including America’s Boating Club Atlanta, the Lake Lanier Association and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on hand to talk about the lake lifestyle.

“The event will have a laid back feel with time to enjoy fun, friends and entertainment from The Country River Band on Saturday,’ she said. “Plus boat dealers will be on hand to answer questions.”

Fishing seminars by area fishing guides and experts will be available all three days.

Topics include stripers, crappie year-round, bass fishing, fly fishing, SONAR, and bass fishing Lake Lanier.

Tickets are available for online purchase at www.lakelanierboatshow.com. Admission is $15 per person including free parking. Walk-in tickets can also be purchased at the gate.

Photo: by Alan Hope