19th Annual Spring Boating Expo Cruises Into Novi - March 17 - 20

Mar 11, 2011, 07:10 ET from Michigan Boating Industries Association

LIVONIA, Mich., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of new 2011, 2010 and 2009 model boats for fishing, cruising, skiing and wakeboarding will be featured at the 19th annual Spring Boating Expo, March 17 – 20, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich.  In addition to boats, the latest boating engines, motors, accessories, services, clothing and gear will be for sale by nearly 100 boating businesses.  

"Spring starts on March 20th 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 John Ropp.  "The show is 30% bigger than last year and in addition to bargain prices and low interest rates, financing can be arranged on the spot."  Boats from 10- to 32-feet in length will be on display and for sale for fishing, cruising, skiing, kayaking and wakeboarding.

For families looking to chart their course to boat ownership for the first time, the show offers a Discover Boating Center - a comprehensive resource to answer any boating question and clarify those common misconceptions. Boats which can be purchased for less than $250 per month will be on display and for sale at this Center and experts will be on hand to answer questions or to direct buyers to dealer locations within the show.

The interactive budget planner on DiscoverBoating.com helps buyers compare boating costs to other popular family activities including: vacations, golf, RVing and sporting events. For example, a six-day theme park vacation costs a family of four an average of $3,100 over a year (or $258 a month). That same family can own a $15,000 boat for as low as $158 a month, with an entire summer to be spent on the water for $100 less per month than a week's vacation.  Those considering getting started in boating can find more information at DiscoverBoating.com.

If you are not in the market to buy a boat, the show also offers a boat load of fun, food and entertainment fun for the whole family including two Time Bandit Crew Members from the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch, SpongeBob Square Pants, pet adoption, Pirates Wheel of Treasure, contests and giveaways!

The Spring Boating Expo cruises into the newly named Suburban Collection Showplace (formerly Rock Financial Showplace), March 17 - 20.  Admission to the boat show is $10 for adults, children 12 and under are free with an adult.  Save $2 – buy your tickets online at www.springboatingexpo.net.  Hours are Thursday & Friday: 2PM - 9PM; Saturday: 11AM - 9PM; and Sunday 11AM - 6PM.  Parking: Paved, $5 on-site.  For Information on promotions and schedules call: 1.800.932.2628 or visit www.springboatingexpo.net.    

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SOURCE Michigan Boating Industries Association