Dates sets for 53rd Annual Detroit Boat Show

LIVONIA, Mich. — The 53rd Annual Detroit Boat Show is scheduled for Feb. 12-20 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, according to a recent press release from the Michigan Boating Industries Association.

“The Detroit Boat Show is a great family event to attend whether you are in the market to buy a boat, or if you are just looking for an opportunity to have nine days of fun,” said Michigan Boating Industries Association President and Boat Show Manager John Ropp in the release. “We bring hundreds of boats for fishing, skiing, wakeboarding, pontooning and cruising to Cobo for easy comparison shopping, and fill the hall with great activities and promotions for those looking for something to do with their family or friends.”

Shoppers can visit boat dealers and exhibitors selling motors, dockage, water toys, skiing and wakeboarding gear, boating and fishing accessories, and more. Special features will include a live shark encounter show, the Time Bandit race boat, a Sponge Bob appearance, the Discover Boating Center, the Be A Diver pool, and a free boater safety course.

“Boating is an activity that offers value far beyond the cost to participate and Michigan continues to be one of the finest boating states in country,” Ropp said. “With more than 11,000 inland lakes and more coastline than any other state in the nation, it is no surprise that Michigan has nearly one million registered boats on file.”

Admission is $12 for adults and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. Seniors age 62 and over will receive free admission on Feb. 14.

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