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Features & Attractions
PLEASE NOTE: The following information is from the 2018 Grand Rapids Boat Show. The 2019 Show details will be posted soon.
West Michigan Offshore – See the 40′ Douglas Skater
West Michigan Offshore will have a 2002 40ft Douglas Skater on display at the Boat Show! This boat is powered with twin 1200hp Wesco Motors with Mercury 6 drives capable of reaching speeds of over 140mph!
This powerboat club is for anyone who enjoys high performance boating. Members own big cats, small v-bottoms and everything in between. Some members are not boaters at all, but simply like the go-fast lifestyle. West Michigan Offshore is a non-profit organization that provides members with connections in the industry; organizing, facilitating, supporting, and promoting powerboat related events. For more information visit www.westmichiganoffshore.com
Antique & Classic Boat Display
An impressive display of wooden boats, presented by the Water Wonderland Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, will once again be on display at the Boat Show. Members of the Water Wonderland Chapter will be on-hand to answer questions and share stories from days gone by.
Action Water Sports’ HO Sports Tube Truckload Sale
HO Sports will inflate every tube they make and offer the best values ever at the Tubers’ Truckload Sale at the Boat Show! Meet the professional designers of the tubes straight from the factory. HO Sports will also give away a tube a day to some lucky winners!
HO is a leader in the development of the new sphere technology, with tubes like the Ion, Molecule, Atom, and Black Ice tubes. Stock up at the Boat Show and be ready to hit the water this Summer!
Tommy’s Walloon Outlet comes to the Key West Crab Shack
It is a Lake Life Boutique! Come enjoy a lakeside atmosphere with a specialized food menu, drinks, live music and kids activities while you shop the pop-up shop of Tommy’s northern sister store located on beautiful Walloon Lake. Specializing in men’s and women’s lake lifestyle clothing and accessories. Shop the Tommy’s Walloon Outlet to find special pricing and unique pieces from brands including Roxy, Billabong, Carve Designs, Karissa and Me, plus many more. Plus check out the new 2018 Malibu and Axis boat lines.
Meet Professional Wakeboarders & Wakesurfers!
This year’s Boat Show will be full of professional wakeboarders and wakesurfers throughout the weekend!
CLICK HERE to view the line-up of pros that will be onsite at the Show
Key West Crab Shack
The Key West Crab Shack meets Tommy’s Barrel Back Restaurant from Walloon Lake! Terrific chef specialties and exotic new cocktails join the Crabshack’s most popular seafood. Plus Tropical Rock (Trop Rock) music from the Don Middlebrook Band at the Key West Crab Shack. The songs for beach, boat and island lovers will resonate through DeVos Place from the docks in the Ballroom.
Don Middlebrook Performance Schedule:
Wednesday: 6pm – 9pm
Thursday: 6pm – 9pm
Friday: 6pm – 9pm
Saturday: 4pm – 7pm
Key West Crab Shack Menu:
Fish & Chips
Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups
Barrel Back Pork Sliders
Summer Time Salad
Seared Ahi Tuna
Barrel Back Mac & Cheese
Key Lime Cheese Cake
Crab Shack Signature Mixed Drinks & Beer
Grand Gallery Sailboat Area
The Grand Gallery of DeVos Place will be host to the Boat Show’s sailboat area. Great Lakes Sailing Company will feature a sporty new Marlow-Hunter 22 with a flag-blue hull. Stop by to learn about their sailing school program, yacht charters and the entire line of Marlow-Hunter Jeanneau sailing yachts and Gemini catamarans.
Right across the aisle Gull Lake Marine will feature Hobie Sailboats, Kayaks & SUPs.
Boating Safety Certification Course
Saturday, February 17 from 12pm – 5pm
Get your certification done in one day by the Kent County Sheriff Department’s Marine Division on Saturday at the Boat Show and be ready to hit the water this Summer! Typically these classes take multiple evenings. Here is your opportunity to get certified, a legal necessity in order to command a motorized boat without supervision for anyone born after 1978, and those between the ages of 12 and 16 years old. (And simply a smart thing to do!)
There is no fee to attend the Boating Safety Class. Participants should gather in the main entrance lobby of DeVos Place and will be directed to the seminar room just before 12pm.