Grand Rapids Boat Show
February 15-19, 2017
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Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel

Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel

This internationally famous star is returning to the Boat Show! Twiggy has appeared on “America’s Got Talent” plus she has been featured in numerous books, newspapers, magazines, and television shows all over the world. Pleasing many animal lovers and boaters, Twiggy carries her message of Boating Safety to children wherever she goes. Stop by and enjoy the performance!

Twiggy’s performance schedule coming soon…

West Michigan Offshore – See the 42′ Fountain

West Michigan Offshore – See the 42′ Fountain

West Michigan Offshore will have a 42′ Fountain on display at the Boat Show! This boat is powered with twin 1,100 horsepower Mercury Racing motors!

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 

Antique & Classic Boat Display

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.

Visit for more information.  Sponsored by Michigan Radio

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HO Sports Tube Truckload Sale

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!


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Key West Crab Shack

Key West Crab Shack

Enjoy food from the Amway Chefs and 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 throughout the Grand Gallery of DeVos Place.

Don Middlebrook Performance Schedule:

Wednesday:  6pm – 9pm

Thursday:  6pm – 9pm

Friday:  6pm – 9pm

Saturday:  4pm – 7pm


Crab Shack Menu coming soon…

Dive Tank

Dive Tank

Presented by the Great Lakes Dive Locker.  All attendees are invited to suit up and try it out each day of the Show!


Great Lakes Dive Locker

Boating Safety Certification Course

Saturday, February 18 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.