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EdgeWater Power Boats Announces 10 New Dealers

EdgeWater Power Boats
January 31, 2013
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Edgewater, FL – 1/30/13 – EdgeWater Power Boats announces the appointment of 10 new dealer/partners in Florida, Texas, North Carolina, and Hawaii for its product line of premium family fishing center console, inshore bay, express cabin, and dual console Crossover boats.

In Florida, EdgeWater proudly adds five new dealer/partners:

  • North Florida Yacht Sales (Jacksonville, FL) – A father-and-son family business since 1993, George and Mike Cassel have extensive experience in high-end fish boats and yachts, and operate a full-service marina with high dry storage just off the St. John’s River on Goodby’s Creek. “North Florida Yacht Sales is Jacksonville’s premier boat dealer, and we are very excited to partner with George and Mike Cassel,” said EdgeWater National Sales Marketing Manager, Peter Orlando.
  • Atlantic Marine (Port Orange, FL) – Minutes from the EdgeWater factory in Port Orange, Florida, Atlantic Marine is operated by the father-and-son team of Jack and Brad Wiles. Well known for its superior sales and outstanding customer service, this family-owned and operated dealership will represent the EdgeWater brand in Volusia, Brevard and parts of Flagler Counties.
  • Sportboats Marine (Ft. Myers Beach, FL) – EdgeWater is pleased to have this long-time powerboat dealer as a partner in Florida’s southwest corner. Owner John Kray and his staff bring a wealth of experience in high–quality fish boats. Sportboats Marine has been retailing and servicing customers in Lee County since 1993.
  • Sundance Marine (Pompano Beach/Ft Lauderdale/North Miami, FL) – EdgeWater is thrilled to welcome this highly respected Broward County, FL dealer. Owners Joe Clawges and Mitch Melesi combined one dealership and two marina locations into a powerful distribution resource for EdgeWater in Broward and Miami-Dade markets. “Sundance Marine brings many positives to our dealer network, it’s a delight to have them as a long-term partner,”   said Orlando.

In North Carolina:

  • Angler’s Marine (Supply, NC) – Carol and C.W. Hamilton operate the quintessential family business, with son, daughter and daughter-in-law all part of the operation. Just minutes from Wilmington, N.C., Angler’s Marine positions EdgeWater in the heart of Coastal Carolina.

In New Jersey:

  • Garden State Yacht Sales (Point Pleasant Beach, NJ) – EdgeWater is excited to announce its partnership with this landmark dealer and marina located on the Manasquan River. Garden State Yacht Sales is the premier fish boat dealer in North/Central Jersey

In Texas:

  • Dockside Marine (Montgomery, TX) – EdgeWater is proud to have Dockside Marine as its retail partner in Coastal Texas. Located north of Houston in Montgomery on the rolling banks of Lake Conroe, Charles Mueller and his expert sales and service crew will cover the Texas Gulf Coast and beyond.

In Hawaii:

  • 808 Boats (Honolulu, HI) – Now representing EdgeWater in the Hawaiian Islands is 808 Boats. Owner Herb Fuller brings a wealth of sales and service experience to EdgeWater.

About EdgeWater

EdgeWater Power Boats is a North Technology Group company and produces a full line of high quality family center consoles, dual consoles, inshore bay boats, and express models from 14’ to 38’. For more information on the full line of power boats, contact EdgeWater at (386) 426-5457, or visit www.ewboats.com.

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Boat Show Comes to Rochester



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Nearly every boat dealer in the area has a cruiser or two docked inside the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

The 2013 Greater Rochester Boat Show begins Thursday and runs through the weekend.

Over 300 boats are for sale at the show including aluminum, fiber glass, fishing and skiing boats.

Dave Heimes of the Boat Show said boat sales were up last summer and continue to increase. He believes it’s due to the many surrounding lakes in the area.

To find out more The Greater Rochester Boat Show.


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Pleasure-boat sales bounce back from recession

Brentwood financial planner Chris Stout joined the ranks of boat owners late last summer, buying a fancy new sport model to take his family on outings at Tims Ford Lake.

Despite a slowly recovering U.S. economy that hasn’t been kind to the recreational boating industry, Stout said he was confident enough in his own situation to make the move, choosing a high-end Chaparral model with a sticker price of $60,000.

“It was a big step for us,” he said. “We’re very conservative folks. But I love the incredible family time we’re having on this boat. We have kids 8 and 6 years old, and we’ve found that as a family, we love it.”

As area pleasure-boat dealers embark on a new sales year, kicking it off with their annual show this weekend at the Nashville Convention Center, there’s a lot of optimism, some of them said.

Dealers and manufacturers of pleasure boats ended 2012 with the first significant sales gains since their business tanked in 2009, and they’re hoping to continue that momentum into 2013.

“We’re approaching the year with cautious optimism, considering that the economy still isn’t recovering as well as it should be, and there is a lot of uncertainty out there,” said Jason Padgett, who with his dad, Johnny, owns Nashville’s Modern Marine Corp., a dealer of high-end sport boats.

“Nashville hasn’t been hit as hard as some other areas of the country as far as boat sales go, but it has been a tough market for a while,” he said. “We’re selling a higher percentage of premium-priced boats rather than entry-level models, though, because those customers still have the money to buy.”

Modern Marine, which sells the Chaparral and Cobalt lines, has 35 boats at the show, said Padgett, who expects to make a significant number of sales on the show floor. The event opened on Thursday and runs through today.

“Surprisingly, January usually is our best sales month,” he said. “That’s because of the show and the fact that the manufacturers offer lots of rebates and incentives, such as free extended warranties on motors, during the show and throughout the month.”

The industry as a whole kicked off 2013 with last weekend’s huge New York Boat Show, and there was a lot of enthusiasm among manufacturers, sellers and even show visitors, said Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

“We saw industry sales go up about 10 percent in 2012, the first year we had a significant increase in the past five years,” he said. “As we look ahead to 2013, we’re expecting a 5 percent to 10 percent increase from last year in unit sales.”

The industry’s last “really good year” was 2007, just before the economic meltdown, Dammrich said.

“The housing-industry collapse hurt the 30- to 60-foot boat segment especially hard, as those boats were mostly financed by home-equity loans,” he said. “All of a sudden, nobody had any equity in their homes anymore. My home in Chicago lost half of its value.”

Tennessee has a large contingent of boat manufacturers, and many of them suffered during the downturn. But it was not because there was a lack of retail buyers, but because dealers couldn’t get wholesale financing to allow them to keep boats in their showrooms, said John Dorton, who runs Bryant Boats, a high-end sport-boat manufacturer in Sweetwater.

“In general, the industry is a little better than halfway back from the significant dip we took in 2009,” he said. “And for 2013, early indications are good despite the way the election went and the political uncertainty.

“The market is showing signs of continued recovery,” Dorton said. “I was at the New York show, and we had very encouraging results. There were many shoppers, and a lot of people wrote checks at the show for boats that were either in stock or still to be built. That’s very reflective of consumer confidence.”

Bryant sells mostly to dealers east of the Mississippi River but has recently expanded to dealerships in Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona, as well as in Australia, Germany and Switzerland, Dorton said.

“We have already seen a nice, steady uptick in dealer demand,” he said. “The core belief we all have is that people enjoy spending time on the water with their families. And they can’t all wait another four years for politics to change. They might change their boating behavior, buy a smaller boat, and not go as far on the water. But they won’t put off buying.”

Anchor time

What’s driving the industry now are boats with “extended swim platforms and entertainment systems,” Dorton said. “One of the favorite activities is pulling into a cove, dropping the anchor, swimming off the platform, listening to music, and having time with the family.”

Greg Henderson took the plunge and bought a new ski boat last year, deciding that the time was right for him even if the economy was still shaky.

Having just retired from Ohio to a new home in Livingston, 10 minutes from Dale Hollow Lake, he said that he and his wife wanted something fun to do with relatives and friends, and especially their grandchildren.

“We were confident enough to go ahead and buy,” said Henderson, 63. “We had a boat years ago when the kids were young, but now that they’re gone, we have more time on our hands and wanted something to do.”

Surf’s up

Some of the newer activities associated with boats also are driving sales, especially wakeboarding and the growing wake-surfing phenomenon, said Michael Moore, manager of Aqua Sport Marine in Lebanon, which also has a large exhibit at the Nashville show.

“Some of our boats are perfect for surfing, which requires that the boats go about 10 mph,” he said. “The boats create a large wake that allows a surfer to ride along behind without holding onto a rope. Wake surfing is a big deal right now.

“Sales are starting to come back,” Moore said. “It started with the higher-end models, but now we’re seeing growth in smaller boats and preowned as well.”


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Chicago Match Cup and Tall Ships® Chicago 2013: A Navy Pier Maritime Celebration & $100,000 Competition, August 7

CHICAGO, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — This August, sailing takes over Navy Pier as modern match racing meets maritime history. The Chicago Match Cup, a $100,000 sailing competition and the only U.S. stop on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, will set sail alongside one of Chicago’s most popular attractions, the majestic Tall Ships® Chicago 2013 Festival, Aug. 7 – 11, 2013.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130130/CG51059)

Twelve of the world’s best teams will sail against each other in match race sailing, a form of head-to-head combat similar to the America’s Cup, just feet from the edge of Navy Pier. They will compete for their share of the $100,000 prize money purse and points earned toward the Tour’s overall World Championship, worth $1.75 million in prize money – the richest in the sailing world. 

Navy Pier’s east end will be transformed to showcase the best of the Chicago Match Cup and the Tall Ships, promising front-row seats, hospitality areas and live commentary to best enjoy the thrills on the water. Within the Festival area, special family-friendly activities, Tall Ships on-board tours and sail-aways, and a fireworks display each evening. 

“There will be something for everyone to enjoy during these two premier yachting events, from experiencing America’s Cup-style sailing action, to getting on board these classic yachts, and many shore-side activities for the whole family to enjoy,” said Tod Reynolds, director of Chicago Match Race Center, producer of the Chicago Match Cup.

“We’re excited to bring two maritime events to Chicago’s iconic landmark,” said Marilynn Gardner, president and CEO of Navy Pier Inc. “Tall Ships Chicago and the Chicago Match Cup will give our visitors from around the world the opportunity experience and board historic ships and also see the world’s top sailors at one great place – Navy Pier.”

Chicago Match Cup and Tall Ships Festival highlights include:

Chicago Match Cup

  • Tuesday, Aug. 6:  As the Chicago Match Cup teams practice in the morning, fans are invited for a free preview day and for the afternoon event:  The inaugural Chicago Sports Commission Charity Sports Challenge, in which Chicago’s own sports stars will test their sailing skills (with a little help from the pro sailors), for charity.
  • Wednesday – Sunday (Aug. 7 – 11):  More than 100 action-packed races between the 12 teams to determine the road to the Finals on Sunday afternoon. Special viewing areas to ensure front-row seats, live commentary; Jumbotron viewing; meet-and-greets with the professional sailors; family-friendly games, food and beverage stands, and more. 
  • Sunday, Aug. 11, 2 p.m.:  Chicago Match Cup Finals and Award Ceremony. Live broadcast to more than 140 countries.

Tall Ships Festival

  • Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2 – 4 p.m.: Tall Ships arrive with the crowd-favorite Parade of Ships.
  • Every day: Tall Ship on-board tours, Sail-Aways (additional cost); evening fireworks and more!

TICKET INFORMATION:  General admission tickets are $5; with additional opportunities to purchase Tall Ships cruises and on-boards, as well as Chicago Match Cup VIP viewing areas.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: visit www.chicagocup.org or www.navypier.com.  

About Chicago Match Race Center: The Chicago Match Race Center (CMRC) was founded to promote and grow the sport of match race sailing in the United States. CMRC provides a full-service facility, complete with TOM 28 and Elliott 6M class sailboats, umpire and support boats, as well as support staff for professional and amateur sailors to race and train. CMRC hosts several events ranging from regional championships to the Chicago Match Cup, the only U.S. stop on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. For more information, photos, videos and results from events held at CMRC, please visit www.ChicagoMatchRace.com.  

Tall Ships® Chicago 2013 at Navy Pier: The breathtaking sight of numerous Tall Ships sailing on Chicago’s Lake Michigan is a not-to-be-missed event. This armada is a festive and educational celebration and exploration of Chicago’s rich maritime heritage! There is so much excitement and maritime entertainment on the lake and land at Navy Pier…you don’t want to miss it! For more information regarding Tall Ships 2013 and other Navy Pier events, please visit www.navypier.com.

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Tulsa boat show runs through Sunday at QuikTrip Center


Ugly John’s Custom Boats president John Mullen couldn’t be happier after the first two days of the Tulsa Boat, Sport Travel Show.

In the first few hours, he said, he sold more than $3.5 million worth of boats, including four 40-plus-foot cruisers.

“It would be really good news if the luxury end of the market came back,” Mullen said Tuesday. “So far, things are looking very good.”

One of those boats was a $1.6 million, 55-foot model destined for Grand Lake. The watercraft was shipped from France and sold Monday during VIP Night.

The 57th annual show, which started Monday night and runs through Sunday, is using all 11 acres of the QuikTrip Center at Expo Square.

The display floor is covered with watercraft of all varieties, from ski boats and fishing boats to pontoons and luxury cruisers. Dozens of equipment exhibitors also are attending, as are a handful of RV dealers – all trying to stir up interest in their merchandise before the outdoor season starts.

Dealers such as Mullen use the event to get prospective boat buyers excited for the upcoming season after being stuck indoors for the winter. They expect to sell hundreds of models during the show, where they are known to take a percentage off the sticker price. After all, nearly every major boat dealer within 75 miles is at the show competing for dollars.

The show expects to draw more than 60,000 people this year as the boat industry continues to rebound from the recession.

The 500,000-square-foot floor of the QuikTrip Center makes the show one of the largest of its kind in the nation, said Larry Stockhausen, an organizer of the Tulsa event as well as similar shows across the country.

Arrowhead Boat Sales owner Joe Harwood said pontoon boats continue to be the hottest growth segment in the industry.

“It’s really led by the baby boomers retiring,” he said. “Pontoons are versatile and really easy to get in and out of.”

Manufacturers are also adding high-end features to pontoon boats and more impressive designs, overcoming the utilitarian tradition. New models have fiberglass stylings, improved sound systems and increased speeds for skiing, wake-boarding and dragging tubes.

Pontoon boats are cheaper than many watercraft, too, starting at around $10,000.

Meanwhile, next month’s Bassmaster Classic tournament at Grand Lake is sparking interest among fishing boat enthusiasts, said Stan Jones, manager of Nichols Marine.

“People who are into their bass fishing boats spare no expense,” Jones said. “This is their relaxation, their hobby. Even the recession didn’t hurt our sales. They kept coming out.”

Among the innovations on fishing boats are wider beams, more electronics and even better paint. The newest models have paint styles more consistent with cars and trucks, so they can match whatever they’re being towed by, Jones said.

“It doesn’t have to be the sparkly paint anymore,” he said.

RV dealers said the boat show is now a bit different since two annual RV shows in Tulsa have been consolidated into one bigger event in July. But those attending are determined to market their product through Sunday.

“We are anticipating to sell about 100 units this week,” said Stephanie Sobkowiak of Dave’s Claremore RV.

She said sales have been hot for the dealership this month.

“People really came out in the past few weeks,” she said. “We hope it will be a good sign for the rest of the year.”


Tulsa Boat, Sport Travel Show

QuikTrip Center at Expo Square

Regular admission: $10; children 12 and under free with adult

Wednesday-Friday: noon to 9 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Original Print Headline: Tulsa Boat Show makes big splash at Expo Square


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Delta Sailing School Launches New 2013 Sailing Classes

Delta Sailing School, the only American Sailing Association affiliated school in the Delta, is excited to be offering its upcoming class schedule for the 2013 sailing season.

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2013

Starting this weekend, the ASA school will again be offering on-the-water sailing classes for adults. “We’re looking forward to getting back on the water after a winter break,” says Renae Klee, co-owner of the school along with her husband, Captain Alan Klee. “Our goal is to teach our students the skills they need to feel comfortable and confident sailing a 22-35 foot sailboat, and to make it fun!”

The folks at Delta Sailing School have designed a full spectrum of courses to appeal to every need. For those just starting out, a beginner’s class, the Basic Keelboat Class, is going to give the novice the skills they need to crew and skipper a 22-foot keelboat. Once the joy of sailing has thoroughly grabbed their students, they move onto the Basic Coastal Cruising class, where they learn to sail 27 foot boats in more challenging conditions. The next classes, Bareboat Charter and Advanced Coastal Cruising, take place on the SF Bay and the Pacific Ocean, where students gain experience on larger boats and even sail overnight. A classroom-based Navigation Class is starting later in February. Sailing classes start February 2nd and are scheduled through the spring, summer and into the fall.

Sailing has maintained a strong position in the world of sports, recreation, and leisure. It has a long tradition of popularity among people with considerable means, but companies like Delta Sailing School are making this thrilling activity accessible to a wider range of people. With baby boomers coming into retirement age, there is an increasing interest in activities that can be developed and enjoyed in these later years. Additionally, younger people are discovering the pleasure of learning to sail and appreciating the skill required to crew and eventually captain their own boat.

The Delta, though only an hour from Sacramento, feels like a world away. It is an interesting place to sail with all of the options for exploration and tremendous wildlife, and it is far more peaceful than the nearby San Francisco Bay. Many students prefer to learn in this kind of environment. Some remain comfortable there and others head out to the big waters of the Bay or the Pacific. Which ever the path, being well trained and prepared for any possibility on the water is essential. That is why having U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captains and ASA certified instructors is so valuable.

Delta Sailing School also offers a sailing club; breaking down the barrier of boat ownership. Students can take a Capri 22 or a Catalina 27 out on the Delta, or even the San Francisco Bay, based on their experience level. They have several different membership options making it affordable and accessible.

Instructor Captain Dennis Harms said in response to his feeling about his position with the school, “The dependable, steady, warm, winds make exploring the many miles of rivers, sloughs, and backwaters an enjoyable experience.  I am looking forward to teaching for Delta Sailing School again this year and working with students to acquire and perfect their sailing skills so they can sail the delta, local lakes, bays, coasts, and oceans.  Sailing does not require boat loads of cash, most anyone with a desire can sail.  I hope to see you on the water.”

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Delta Sailing School is a family-run sailing school, teaching adults all levels of sailing from beginning keelboat skills to advanced coastal cruising. Contact them at 916-966-1855 or email to Info(at)DeltaSailingSchool(dot)com

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As boating sales surge, GEICO offers key advice in Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath


WASHINGTON, Jan 29, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) —
It is estimated that Hurricane Sandy destroyed more than 65,000 boats
and caused $650 million dollars in losses in New York, New Jersey and
Connecticut alone according to BoatUS.
In the storm’s aftermath, boat owners without insurance now face the
financial burden of having to repair or replace their boats on their own.

“Hurricane Sandy taught us how critically important it is to protect
your investment, especially during a natural disaster,” said John Zinno,
president of the GEICO
Insurance Agency. “With every boater that received a check for their
loss, there are those who did not have insurance coverage. From a
financial perspective, it’s a tough pill to swallow.”

Boaters in the Northeast are expected to spend more than $700 million
dollars in the coming months to replace their losses. In addition, the National
Marine Manufacturers Association says, industry sales are expected
to increase by 10 percent in 2013. The unprecedented amount of insurance
payouts stemming from the destruction of Hurricane Sandy will allow
boaters to replace their destroyed vessels.

“The surge in boat sales on the heels of Hurricane Sandy could be
attributed to boaters being able to recoup their losses through
insurance,” said Zinno. “As more and more consumers look to make
purchases before the start of boating season, GEICO
wants to make them aware of the potential rewards of having appropriate
boat coverage.”

GEICO
(Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire
Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger
auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto
insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to
serve more than 11 million private passenger customers and insures more
than 18 million vehicles (auto cycle).

GEICO’s online
service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy
changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards. GEICO also
provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain
vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for
boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance
companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial
auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available. For
more information, go to
www.geico.com .

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Katie Derham on perfect sailing spots

The sailing is difficult – there are some dodgy currents and a very famous
whirlpool just off the coast of Jura – but the stunning Scottish coastland
makes it worth the challenge and if it gets too much there are lots of
whisky distilleries to visit. As it’s on the Gulf Stream you can also get
really good weather; there are even palm trees. It’s almost like the
Caribbean, but you’re still wearing a fleece.

British Virgin Islands

This is one of the easiest and most satisfying places in the world to sail
because there’s a constant wind that isn’t too strong, so you never have to
put your motor on. The variety between the islands is fantastic and there’s
a very chilled-out feel. For total relaxation, try Foxy’s
Bar on Jost Van Dyke
, a sailing hang-out notorious for its rum punches.

The Solent

The Solent is fantastic because it gives you such variety that every trip
seems different. There are also lots of beautiful places to stop off at. We
often turn off the main Solent and sail up the Beaulieu River to Buckler’s
Hard harbour, where Nelson built his navy. It has a picture-postcard marina
and a lovely hotel and pub called The
Master Builder’s
. Or we rent bikes on the Isle of Wight, which
makes us feel as if we’re in an Enid Blyton story.

Katie is a judge for the 2012 Costa Book of the Year – winners announced on
Tuesday (costabookawards.com)

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Lake Wylie boating businesses ready to reveal what’s new in 2013 at Charlotte …

“Shows all across the country are up,” Winebarger said.

Lake Wylie Marina has four boat shows in the next two months, and there was one this past weekend in Charleston. That’s where the company briefly docked what Matt Sellhorst is most excited to bring to the Mid-Atlantic show.

“Probably going to be one of the bigger, if not the biggest, boats in the show,” Sellhorst said of a 2013 410 Sundancer by Sea Ray.

That vessel is more than 41 feet long with room for six.

“It’s a cool boat,” Sellhorst said. “Nice, big open cabin.”

Winebarger most looks forward to introducing the lineup of aluminum deck pontoons that made his company the Veranda top seller last year nationwide. All pontoons up to 30 feet will feature the aluminum, he said.

“It’s a patented, no wood,” he said. “It costs more, but it’ll last forever.”

Lake Wylie Marina and Boat Sales of Lake Wylie join other locals at the show including Dock Masters Marine Construction, Tega Cay Marina, Long Cove Marina in Steele Creek, Commodore Yacht Club in Rock Hill, Waterjack Boat Lifts in Fort Mill and A Touch of Glass in Mount Holly.

Safety groups like the Lake Wylie Marine Commission, Charlotte Power Squadron and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police lake patrol also will be present.

Dock Masters owner Perry Johnston will have a dock, boat lift, touchless boat cover and jet ski lift set up. He’s highlighting solid PVC decking boards by Gossen that won’t rot, warp or splinter and has a lifetime guarantee, and the Hi-Tide boat lifts. There’s also a $530 value on some sales.

“We will offer a free remote control this year for any Hi-Tide boat lift purchased during the show,” Johnston said.

Marine industry companies say the past few years have shown steady improvement from a dour few years before that. The Mid-Atlantic has all sorts of gear for boaters, but also has features for non-buyers just interested in the pastime.

There’s a fashion show and bass fishing tub, and another for catfish and trout. Lure and equipment demonstrations will be included.

Show hours are noon to 9 p.m. Feb. 7-8, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Feb. 9 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Tickets are $8, with $7 tickets for seniors or military and $5 for age 6-12. For more information, visit ncboatshows.com.


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