Published: Nov 14, 2013 12:51 PM EST
Updated: Nov 14, 2013 12:57 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Southwest Florida’s largest boat show is back - with more boats, and new attractions.

The 41st Annual Fort Myers Boat Show at Harborside Event Center and City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin opens Thursday, November 14th and runs through Sunday, November 17th.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Widely-considered the west coast of Florida’s must-see boating event of the year, the show will feature brand new interactive displays for guests of all ages. Additionally, the exhibit will showcase even more boats, both in and out of water, highlighting new models and innovative features.

New to the show this year, visitors will be invited to take part in hands-on displays such as the Fishin’ Frank’s Fishin’ Simulator and the Mercury Experience Tour Truck. The free Fishin’ Simulator offers a true-to-life fishing experience, allowing guests to learn techniques in tangling with redfish, snook or tarpon.

The Experience Tour Truck is equipped with a fully integrated joystick system and invites attendees to try their hand at gaining control of a 30- to 50-foot boat on a windy day.

Guests can also discover how easy it is to get into boating at the “You Can Afford to Go Boating” area in Centennial Park. This special section will include a display of boats that can all be purchased on a budget of $250.00 or less per month.

Food and beverages will be available inside the event as well as several new downtown venues.

Admission is $10.00 per person, per day and free for children under 16 with a paid Adult Admission.

Tickets care available at the door. For more information about the show, visit