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Get ready to launch!

      The spring in-water boat show

      returns to Catawba Island

      On the heels of this past January’s successful   on the Great Lakes. This event has become
      Progressive Cleveland Boat Show, the Ohio   the traditional kick-off celebration of the new                                                          3     [     MID-AMERICA BOATING     ]
      Marine Trades  Association  has announced   Lake Erie boating season.
      the dates are now set for its big spring   The in-water format permits the
      in-water event, the 2024 Progressive Catawba   showcasing of many of the larger power
      Island Boat Show at the prestigious Catawba   and sailboat models that cannot be
      Island Club, April 26-28.             trucked to winter shows like Cleveland. So,
        This will be the 18 th annual in-water show   many show goers will be getting their first
      on Catawba Island, the largest spring show   look at these boats.

                                                                                   Overall, the show features more than 125   focus for show visitors. Moreover, the in-water   MARCH 2024
                                                                                  boats ranging from personal watercraft to   format allows dealers to offer demonstration
                                                                                  motor yachts. In addition, the picturesque   rides and sea trials to qualified prospects.

                                                                                  Catawba Island Club marina basin is    Similarly, the show’s unique “Discover
                                                                                  surrounded  by  about  70  exhibits  of  marine   Sailing” program enables would-be  sailors
                                                                                  equipment, services, marinas, clothing   desiring to find out if sailing is right for them a

                                                                                  fashions and more.                   chance for a real hands-on sailing experience
                                                                                   A trademark of this show is its festival   aboard a sailboat headed out on the lake.
                                                                                  atmosphere, with new features and attractions   The Catawba Island Club is located on the
                                                                                  added each year. For example, the Shores and   northwest side of the Catawba peninsula, off
                                                                                  Islands  Main  Stage  features  live  music  the   Northwest  Catawba  Road  in  Port  Clinton.
                                                                                  entire show and comfortable seating in the   All designated Show Parking lots and Show
                                                                                  Baumann Yacht Lounge.                Shuttles are free. More than 10,000 people
                                                                                   When the boats aren’t rocking, the daily live   attend each year.
                                                                                  islands-style music will be. In addition, show   Show hours will be: Friday (April 26), 12
                                                                                  visitors will enjoy a Food Trucks, featuring   Noon to 6 PM; Saturday (April 27), 10 AM
                                                                                  hand-picked  local  vendors  like  Put-in-Bay’s   to  6 PM;  and Sunday  (April  28), 11AM  to  5
                                                                                  iconic Boardwalk Lobster Bisque truck.  PM. Advance discount admission tickets
                                                                                   But the party atmosphere notwithstanding,   will be available online soon at: www.
                                                                                  the boats and accessories remain the real MAB

                                                                                                                                SHOP INVENTORY

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