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The Swampmaster will astound you as he catches an 8 foot, 200 pound alligator with his bare hands! February 13-14 ONLY!
Saturday 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm
Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter
From the hit Star Wars movies to the Detroit Boat Show! Check out this amazing concept boat by Wilson Marine. Bring your camera, you can even take a seat and pretend you’re driving the boat!
All New Seminar Series!
FREE seminars February 20-21!
|Saturday||Noon||Fishing Seasons of Lake St. Clair||Joel Piatek||Rose Marine|
|Saturday||1:00||Where and How to Fish From a Kayak||Jeff Sheerwood||Summit Sports|
|Saturday||2:00||Nautical Nibbles Food Demo||Amy Malow||Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales|
|Saturday||3:00||What you Need to Know About Invasive Species||Christina Baugher||MI DNR|
|Saturday||4:00||Tips for Boating to Canada||Robinson Colonbini||U.S. Customs and Border Protection|
|Saturday||5:00||Paddleboarding: Rules, Rights and Regulations||Al Bavarskas||DNR – Law Enforcement|
|Saturday||6:00||Women Boaters||Tamara Canady||Captain|
|Saturday||7:00||Basic Upkeep and Updating of Your Boat||Kelly Anne||Mountain Marine|
|Sunday||Noon||Basic Upkeep and Updating of Your Boat||Kelly Anne||Mountain Marine|
|Sunday||1:00||Scuba Diving the Great Lakes||Craig Oshnock||Sea The World|
|Sunday||2:00||Maintaining Your Outboard Engine||Tim Haney||Yamaha|
|Sunday||3:00||Detroit River Jigging for Walleye||Joel Piatek||Rose Marine|
WIN $15,000 TO SPEND AT THE SHOW
Enter to win at the Information Booth or Show Office. 10 entries will be chosen each day that could win! No purchase necessary. One entry per person. Winner will be notified via email. If no return reply is received within 7 days, an alternative winner will be chosen.
Pirate Village – Fun for Scallywag’s of all ages!
- Take a photo in the stockade
- Sand box to dig for buried treasure
- Parrot Toss – Try your hand at tossing a parrot for a friends competition with friends and family
Kids Sailing Simulator
Kids can get a feel for sailing without leaving the show. Certified ASA instructors will be on hand to offer a free sailing lesson and the chance to experience how a small boat reacts to the wind and waves right on the show floor (weight limitations). The simulator is one of only three in the entire US. Designed and built by a nuclear physicist, the Sailing Simulator is the only teaching device of its kind in the US. The simulator recreates the actual movement of a boat under sail and mimicks the waves with wind in the sail. It’s a unique training platform for sailors of all abilities—whether you’re a new boater who wants to learn how to sail or an experienced sailor who wants to practice under different sailing conditions. Stop by and see for yourself how it really feels to sail—without leaving dry land!
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 2016 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!
The Detroit Boat Show is Michigan’s biggest winter rendezvous
Meet up with boating friends at the TIKI BAR inside the show. Reminisce about great boating trips and plan your next Pure Michigan destination for 2016!
Spin the Wheel of Treasure to win great prizes!
Crafts! Build a Pirate Ship, mermaid
Everybody’s Favorite Pirate
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 2016 model boats – all types, sizes and for every budget.
New Model Listing Coming Soon!
Free Boaters Safety Course!
Saturday, February 20
10:30am – 4:30pm at Cobo Center
Registration is required, and space is limited – Sign up today!
Click here for registration form.
Make sure to get your annual free Detroit Boat Show novelty t-shirt handed out opening day, February 13 while supplies last. All you have to do is post a picture at the show and tag the Detroit Boat Show on Facebook, Instagram OR Twitter!
Rendezvous 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.
Detroit Boat Show Gives Back – Autism Awareness Day, Tuesday February 16
The Autism Society of Michigan will be on-hand to bring awareness to the benefits of boating to people with Autism. Testimonials will be on display on how boating has changed the lives of families affected by Autism in a hugely positive way. During that day, select dealers will donate $100 per boat sold to the Autism Society of Michigan.
- WCSX-FM (Classic Rock)
Monday, February 15th • 3:00pm – 7:00pm
- WRIF-FM (AQR/Rock)
Tuesday, February 16th • 3:00pm – 7:00pm
- WMGC-FM (Sports)
Wednesday, February 17th • 3:00pm – 7:00pm
- WXYT-AM & FM (Sports)
Thursday, February 18th • 5:00pm – 7:00pm
2 Hour Appearance with the “Ticket Chicks”, Games, Prizes, & Giveaways
- WDTW-FM (Classic Rock)
Friday, February 19th • 5:00pm – 7:00pm
2 Hour Remote with Two (2) “Double D Girls”, Games, Prizes & Giveaways
Special Admission Days:
President’s Day & Senior Day – Seniors 65 and older receive free admission. Open early to accommodate children off of school (Show hours 11 a.m. — 6 p.m.) Kids 12 and under are always free.
Ladies’ Day – Free Admission for Women (show hours 3 p.m. — 9 p.m.)
Detroit Boat Show Gives Back. Autism Awareness Day – First 100 people to the show receive a free t-shirt.
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.)
Millennial’s Night Out – Free admission to those 30 and under (show hours 3 p.m. — 9 p.m.)