Boat Show Brings Paradise to Detroit for Mid-winter Break

There is no need for an expensive vacation to escape the Michigan winter, instead head into the balmy 58th annual Detroit Boat Show, bringing a glimpse of summertime and everything boating to Cobo Center February 13-21.

Showgoers will see dazzling displays of hundreds of boats, featuring new model introductions and the latest technology, to see and purchase, a tiki bar in the center of it all for laughs and libations, and fun promotions that are sure to entertain the entire family.

“The Detroit Boat Show is Michigan’s biggest winter rendezvous, where boaters can meet up and reminisce about great boating experiences and plan for next year’s Pure Michigan boating destination,” said Show Manager Nicki Polan.

Entertaining promotions at the boat show include the Swampmaster alligator show (Feb 13-14); DIY Super

Seminar Series (Feb. 20-21); interactive Kidz Zone with crafts, waterwalkerz, face painting and more; meet a real-life mermaid, appearances by everyone’s favorite pirate Jake; sailing simulator; free Boaters Safety Course (Feb. 20); Broadcast Center with local radio station street teams; and contest & giveaways, including a chance to win $15,000 to spend at the show!

The Secretary of State reports nearly one million boats are registered in Michigan, with an estimated 4 million boaters.  It’s no wonder, with Lake St. Clair, along with 11,000 inland lakes, 36,000 miles of rivers and streams and 3,126 miles of Great Lakes shoreline that Michigan is the 3rd largest marine market in the country… even as a four season state!

“There may be a couple months left until spring launch, but you want to start your summer as a boater, not a shopper,” said Polan. There’s no better place to shop for a boat than a boat show, with hundreds of boats all under one roof to see and purchase with on-site financing with rates remaining at all-time lows!

The 58th annual Detroit Boat Show is February 13-21 at Cobo Center in Detroit. Admission to the boat show is $12 for adults; children12 and under are free with an adult, and seniors 65 and older receive free admission on Monday. Discount tickets, other special admission days and hotel accommodations provided by newly renovated Courtyard Detroit Downtown are available at Detroitboatshow.net.

Hours are Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Sundays and Monday from 11:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.; and Tuesday through Friday from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. Parking is available at Cobo Center and surrounding lots. The Detroit Boat Show is sponsored by Great Lakes Scuttlebutt, Official Magazine of the Detroit Boat Show and the Courtyard Detroit Downtown, Official Hotel of the Detroit Boat Show. For more information, visit Detroitboatshow.net, or call (800) 932-2628.

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