Boat Show Season

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Boat Show Season

Post by Skiingstrongman » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:56 am

The prime time for boat show season is starting up seeing as most of the guys here are winterized right now. Anybody planning on going to any?

We have 3 going on here close to each other.
There's NY boat show the last week of January I will definitely be attending.
Then the Hartford(CT) show and the Boston show are the same weekend. The Hartford show will probably be the same dealers or mostly the same from the NY show so I would like to go to Boston if the business schedule can accommodate. Otherwise I'll go to Hartford to check out the vendors as the services vendors should be more diverse since it's significantly cheaper to get in. Might run into some small business owners, diamond in the rough types. Being a small business owner myself I like supporting these guys when I can.
Atlantic City is the first week of March which is the GFs Birthday I might be able to swing that instead of February if we turn it into a birthday weekend.

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Re: Boat Show Season

Post by jhnmdahl » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:39 am

I'm likely going to the Minneapolis one - I've been the last three years and it helps break up the winter a bit :)
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Re: Boat Show Season

Post by Big Block Power » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:15 pm

John how is that show?
I'll prob go to the Milwaukee boat show. It's not a bad show just something to do on a Saturday. Not really interested in anything. I just like seeing the new big OB and new engine tech. Might might go to the Chicago show. Have to see what is in the plans when time comes.
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Re: Boat Show Season

Post by jhnmdahl » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:47 am

Bogblock, it has a handful of stuff in the 30-40 foot range, but more aluminum lake fishing boats than I knew existed. I have to imagine Chicago is in another class, and even Milwaukee may have more larger boats due to being on Lake Michigan.

That said, I can always spend several hours poking around, and all the well-known manufacturers in the under 30 foot range have booths there. We've gone on a weekday evening to cut down on the crazy kids crawling all over everything, and I enjoy it whether in the market or not. They do have a website: http://www.minneapolisboatshow.com/

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Re: Boat Show Season

Post by Big Block Power » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:24 pm

I haven't been to the Chicago show in a very long time. I think 2004ish. Went to Milwaukee last year. It was a good show. Chicago is this coming weekend. I don't think I'll make it. Gordys offered me tickets to either one. Prob hit Milwaukee one.
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Re: Boat Show Season

Post by Tuscany » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:11 pm

We are going to the international boat show in Toronto. Cobalt says it's the best show in North America.
My wife and I are coming home with an order placed,..
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Re: Boat Show Season

Post by lilhackster » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:24 pm

I will be attending the show in chi. on Saturday the 14th... did Milwaukee last year a lot of pontoons and ski boats, a couple of bigger like over 40, not many, any one need pictures of anything let me know. I will see what cobalt has and try to get some pictures and will post

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Re: Boat Show Season

Post by liquid » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:42 pm

Tuscany - I was thinking about going to the toronto show. When are you planning on going?
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Re: Boat Show Season

Post by Tuscany » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:23 pm

I just got back home from the Toronto show.

The Cobalt display was great.
They had an R7 WSS sport in the air where you could walk under the boat.
They had a couple R3s, an R5, a pair of R7s, an R35, a 25sc, a bunch of the gateway boats, a couple of the large cruisers and I'm sure I'm missing a few models.
In fact, all boat companies had incredible displays.

I really don't know how you can top this show, anywhere...
Just huge.
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Re: Boat Show Season

Post by Big Block Power » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:29 pm

Um your forgetting something? What did you order and pictures.lol
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