Hi gang, Rick here from Used Pontton Boats. with the boat show report. Mercury Marine presents the Charleston Boat Show this weekend, January 25-27, at the North Charleston Convention Center and Coliseum.
This event is the Lowcountry’s biggest boat show and sale featuring more than 90 boat lines representing the latest models, many offered at discount prices. Thirty of the region’s leading dealers will be on-site to showcase a multitude of powerboats including: sport cruisers, motor and express yachts, sport fishing boats, center console fishing boats, bass boats, bow riders, deck and aluminum boats, ski and pontoon boats, runabouts, bay boats, shallow water flat skiffs and family cruisers.
Exhibitors will feature an extensive assortment of the latest in marine and fishing products including: fishing tackle and accessories, marine electronics, boat lifts, dock systems, and marine finance and insurance and nautical artwork.
This year’s Show is sure to please as it presents some exciting new features such as Steve Gryb, Miami’s “Pied Piper of Percussion”. Gryb performs all over the country and people of all ages participate in his musical shows. Island Trio will also perform throughout the weekend.
Also new this year is the “Hook the Future” Kids’ Fishing Clinic. This educational experience is taught by marine wildlife experts, and will focus on teaching children fishing ethics as well as how to select the right lures and tackle, tie knots and cast nets. Fishing backpacks will be given away to 35 participants each day. For the adult fishing enthusiasts there will be educational seminars conducted by local fishing captains. These seminars will cover various fishing related topics and are scheduled Saturday and Sunday of the Show.
There will be a great selection of food from Lowcountry Boils including Frogmore Stew, pulled pork sandwiches, boiled peanuts and more.
Various prizes will be given away all weekend. Sunday afternoon one lucky winner will be chosen for the grand prize, a 7 day cruise to the Western Caribbean! Attendees may also register to win a 9.9 horsepower engine from Mercury Marine or weekend vacation packages from Visit Jacksonville.
The Charleston Boat Show is hosted by the Tri County Marine Trade Association and is presented by Mercury Marine. Promotional Partners include WEZL 103.5, WCBD TV-2, and Tidelines. The Show has been produced by JBM & Associates for the past seven years.
Show Hours: Friday, January 25: noon-8pm, Saturday: January 26: 10am-7pm; Sunday, January 27: 11am-6pm
Tickets: $9 adults; Kids 10 and under- FREE; $5 after 5pm
Used Pontoon Boats, By Rick Ostler
Used Pontoon Boats-North American Waterway
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