Summer may be coming to a close, but the boating industry is gearing up for the 7th Annual Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo set to take place at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws, September 18-20. Organized by the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey (MTA/NJ), this popular family event offers an array of boats and marine accessories hosted by the state’s top marine retailers.
In addition to a great selection of newly introduced 2016 models, dealers in attendance also will showcase a fleet of attractively priced 2015 models. Adding further value for the consumer will be a separate area devoted to clean, late model, previously loved boats offering special opportunities for the budget minded boater. Hundreds of boats, including family cruisers, express sport boats, center consoles, canyon runners, ski and pontoon boats, canoes, and kayaks, plus personal watercraft will be on display.
Along with the boats representing some 60 different major and regional brands, a boater’s marketplace will be full of good deals for gear, accessories, marine equipment and services. New Jersey offers excellent coastal, bay, lake and river boating waters so representatives from many marinas will be on hand as well. The family-friendly theme even includes attractions for young skippers in the popular Kids Cove, including crafts, boating safety, Reclam the Bay, and on-field experiences, sponsored by the Lakewood BlueClaws and the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium.
“Last year’s show featured over 300 new and pre-owned boats in over 130,000 square feet,” stated Executive Director, Melissa Danko. “We are expecting the show to grow yet again this year, with new dealers and new boat lines joining in for this great venue. This is one of the most convenient and affordable places to shop, get on board and enjoy hundreds of boats and boating accessories.”
Event details including directions, a current list of exhibitors and show highlights can be found at JerseyBoatExpo.com.