DISCOVER SAILING CENTER
Come one, come all – Learn the ins and outs of how to sail. From young children to seasoned adults, sailing is a favorite pastime of many Michiganders, and an activity for all ages! This interactive display will be hosted by sailing experts eager to share their knowledge and passion. Seminar schedule coming soon!
The one-of-a-kind Bat Boat is back to commemorate the Batman v Sumerman: Dawn of Justice movie, filmed in and around the Detroit area. Batman will accompany his craft during the weekend days. Don’t forget your camera to shoot a pic with the commemorative replica!
Boats to Buy!
More than 100 of Michigan’s best boat dealers and marine businesses under one roof for 9 days of great prices, selection and services. Your chance to see new 2014 product, get great prices on new non-current boats, motors, trailers and accessories. Shop hundreds of fishing boats, pontoon boats, cruisers, ski boats wakeboard boats, inflatables and personal watercraft. Also get great prices on water toys, docks, decks, boat lifts, canvas, electronics, accessories and so much more!
No better time to buy a boat!
(Get full value on your trade-in with Michigan’s new Sales Tax on the Difference.)
New! Water Rollerz
Walk on Water! They’re a worldwide phenomenon—and they’re going to be at the Detroit Boat Show. Climb in and see how long you can stand on your feet! There is a $5 fee per person.
Docks sponsored by Diversified Dock & Lifts
Meet A Mermaid!
Bring your camera and take a picture with this beautiful fish out of water. Grab a seashell from her stash to take home with you. The mermaid will be at the show on the weekends during show hours.
New Model Introductions
Don’t miss the exciting new boat manufacturer “New Model Introductions.” Dealers will have on display and for sale the latest and greatest 2015 model boats – all types, sizes and for every budget.
Whether wave surfing or wake surfing is your thing, don’t miss this chance to hop on board our surf simulator and show off your skills. With state of the art controls this surfboard is a blast for kids and adults, beginners and pros. Hop on and give it a ride! The Surfboard will be open during show hours on the weekends.
Free T-shirts Opening Weekend!
Thanks to the first 500 people to post a picture of themselves at the show and tag the Detroit Boat Show. Enjoy your complimentary t-shirt!
Rendezvous Weekend at the Boat Show
Bring the largest group of boating friends to the show and win a party package! Enter to win: 20 pizzas, 80 soda pops, 10 bags of chips, 40 tickets to the Boating & Outdoor Festival and 20 Free t-shirts. Enter to win at the Information Booth inside the show.
Broadcast Center Schedule – Coming soon!
Special Admission Days:
President’s Day – Open early to accommodate children off of school (Show hours 11 a.m. — 6 p.m.) Kids 12 and under are free! Seniors 65 and older are free all day too!
Ladies’ Day - Free Admission for Women (show hours 3 p.m. — 9 p.m.)
A Boat Load of Food - Donate 5 canned goods at the door to Gleaners Community Food Bank and receive free admission from 3-6 p.m. (show open until 9 p.m.)
Half off admission from 3-6 p.m. (show open until 9 p.m.)