2018-19 Boat Show Schedule:


(Please note our reduced 2018-2019 show schedule as a result of our building slots being filled up)

March 6-10, 2019:  Please click here for photos of the 2018 show on Flickr

Location:  Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Amsterdam RAI Convention Center. We will have a 15′ Lightning Bug on display inside and one  19‘ Trouvé on display outside in the harbor available for demo rides in Amsterdam’s historic canals.  This will be our third time attending the Amsterdam HISWA Boat Show and it is always a great time in an absolutely wonderful city.


May 4&5, 2019: (tentative dates)

Location: Hilton Head Island, SC.

Hilton Head Island Boat Show at Windmill Harbour.  We attended this show the past two years and it has been a great event.  This year we will be exhibiting a 15′ Lightning Bug on land and will have one boat outside the harbor locks to give demo rides, so come and experience first hand the quietness and ease of use of our electric boats,   Please give us a call or check their website below for updated info.


Sept.6-8, 2019:

Location: Wilmington NC.

Wilmington In-water Boat Show,  Port City Marina and Wilmington Convention Center.  Now in it’s third year, this event is shaping up to be the Carolinas’ premier in-water boat show.   We will be displaying one 19’ Trouvé and one 15’ Lightning Bug.  Both will be available for in-water demos on the Cape Fear River, which is the perfect opportunity to see the nearby WWII era battleship USS-North Carolina up close.


Oct. 19-20, 2019:

Location: Georgetown SC.

Georgetown Wooden Boat Show, Downtown on the beautiful Georgetown waterfront.  This is a fantastic wooden boat show with many classic and home built wooden boats. We will have one Lightning Bug and possibly one Trouvé displayed on land.  It may be possible to schedule a demo ride after the show on either Sunday or Monday when we can launch the boats.  Please give us a call for more details if you are interested. 


Nov. 2-3, 2019:  

Location: Hilton Head Island, SC.

Hilton Head Island CONCOURS d’ ELEGANCE.  This show is mainly a wonderful collection of hundreds of the world’s most beautiful and historic automobiles, but we have the honor of being invited to participate in their Life on the Water exhibit which of course features beautiful and historic boats.  Only the highest caliber of automobiles and boats get invited to the Concours events which makes this one extraordinary weekend.


Shows are subject to change so please call 252-729-1540 or email info@budsin.com to confirm before traveling long distances to a show.

Schedule updated Nov 7, 2018