18th Annual Spring Boating Expo Cruises Into Novi

Mar 04, 2010, 08:10 ET from Michigan Boating Industries Association

LIVONIA, Mich., March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of 2010 and 2008 and 2009 model boats for fishing, cruising, skiing and wakeboarding will be featured at the 18th Annual Spring Boating Expo, March 11 – 14, at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, Mich. In addition to boats, the latest boating engines, motors, accessories, services, clothing and gear will be for sale from more than 100 boating businesses.

"Spring is just around the corner and with its great selection and bargain prices this show is the best place to shop for your boat to assure early spring delivery," said Show Manager Van Snider. "In addition to bargain prices and low interest rates, financing can be arranged on the spot." Boats from 10- to 30-feet in length will be on display.

If you are not in the market to buy a boat, the show offers food, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Come see an all new and interactive Pirates of Colonial America Exhibit and learn about the boating and life of Pirates in a fun atmosphere. Kids can see the Hotdog boat, climb a 24-foot Rock Wall, spin the "Pirate's Wheel of Treasure" and win great prizes, and on Saturday and Sunday the show will feature "Pets Love Weekends Too" – Adopt a Pet Weekend and our Pet - show mascot Salty Dog. Tommy Pickles from the Rugrats will be at the show from 11 a.m.3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday as well. Kids 12 and under get in free with an adult.

The 18th Annual Spring Boating Expo will again host the popular Discover Boating Center to provide potential first-time buyers with reliable, unbiased, personalized answers to boating questions. The goal of the Discover Boating Center (DBC) is to demonstrate the affordability of owning a boat, introduce first-time buyers to the joy of boat ownership, demonstrate the advantages of buying a boat at the Boat Show, help consumers decide which boat best fits their needs and introduce more people to the benefits of the boating lifestyle.

In addition to valuable information, the DBC helps show-goers find new boats on the show floor priced below $250 per month including boat, motor, trailer, dealer prep, freight, tax, title, canvas cover and safety equipment (anchor and 150' of anchor line, two dock lines, six personal floatation devices, one throwable device, fire extinguisher, distress flag, horn/whistle, flare kit and marine battery). "It's a great way to get people to realize how affordable boating can be," said MBIA President Van Snider. "We will have a variety of boats from which the consumer can choose."

The Spring Boating Expo cruises into the new Rock Financial Showplace, March 11 - 14. Admission to the boat show is $10 for adults, children 12 and under are free with an adult. Save time and money – buy your tickets online at www.springboatingexpo.net. Hours are Thursday & Friday: 2PM - 9PM; Saturday: 10AM - 9PM; and Sunday 10AM - 6PM. Parking: Paved, $5 on-site. For Information call: 1.800.932.2628 or visit www.springboatingexpo.net.

SOURCE Michigan Boating Industries Association