In 1991, several prominent members of the local Lake Havasu boating industry decided it was time to launch a stand-alone Lake Havasu Boat Show thanks to the fast growing number of marine manufacturers, boat dealers and repair/service shops that had settled in the immediate area.
Initially, the Lake Havasu Boat Show was a local affair, catering almost exclusively to those marine related businesses located in Lake Havasu City. Some years later, when the Lake Havasu Marine Association was formed, the annual boat show became the primary responsibility of the Association Board of Directors and its executive director.
In late 2011, the boat show was ready for more full-time attention and professional management. The Board of Directors accepted a proposal from Media Direction to assume the operational, production and promotional role of future boat shows while still owning all rights to the show. Media Direction was an experienced boat show promoter with an excellent track record having been the advertising, marketing and promotion agency for the many Southern California Marine Association boat shows for eighteen years.
Immediately, under the guidance of Media Direction, the Lake Havasu Boat Show grew exponentially both in the number of exhibitors and attendance. Today, the Lake Havasu Boat Show is the largest consumer boat show in Arizona and Nevada, attracting in excess of 120 exhibitors and more than 9,000 visitors each year, traditionally held on the second weekend in April. More information about the Lake Havasu Boat Show can be found on its website: http://www.lakehavasuboatshow.com