2017-18 Boat Show Schedule:


(Please note our reduced Winter/Spring show schedule as a result of our building slots being filled up)

March 7-11, 2018:

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 and available for demo rides.


May 5&6, 2018:

Location:  Hilton Head, South Carolina 

Hilton Head Island Boat Show at Windmill Harbour.  We attended this show in 2017 and it was a great event.  This year we will be exhibiting a 15′ Lightning Bug on land as there is little space inside the harbor during the show for demo rides. However, we will stay over on Monday May 7 to allow us to give demo rides to anyone interested in experiencing first hand just how pleasant and enjoyable our quiet electric boats are.    Please give us a call or check their website below for updated info.


Sept. 7-9, 2018:

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. 20-21, 2018:

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 bulit 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. 


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 December 11, 2017