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Written by Nathan Wertheimer
Orlando, FL – Have you ever wanted to relax on the water in a boat? If you said yes, than this is the place to be this weekend for the Orlando Boat Show from August 11-13, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center West Building in Halls C & D (Westside of the Building). Show hours are Friday & Saturday from 10am to 8pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Admission is $8 at the door on the day of the show. Plus, kids 12 and under are free with adult ticket purchase. What you’ll see at this boat show is over 60 great vendor booths, 15 Central Florida local boat dealers, plus over 60 boat manufacturers, Meet Professional Captain Jim Ross, fishing skill competition, kids trout pond, and much more.
It is only a short drive from Downtown Orlando to the OCCC. Get your GPS for the best travel route there. There is a surcharge of $10-20 cash/credit card for parking on the property at the OCCC. Parking is located in the back of the convention center. Sorry, there is no free parking around the OCCC area.
This boat show is produced and operated by Marine Industry Association of Central Florida (MIACF). The MIACF organization is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the promotion, protection and advancement of recreational boating and industry in Central Florida. The Orlando Boat Show is held once a year show in the fall only. This show is known as Central Florida’s premier boat show.
Upon entering the convention hall floor one will be amazed how many different styles, color, and sizes of various boats all under one roof. These are just some of the various watercrafts such as bow riders, pontoon boats, ski boats, cruisers, fishing boats, bass boats, and desk boats. Besides watercrafts there will also be marine electronics suppliers and boat accessories. Come meet with local dealers who will get you the best deal on any new and or used boat a this show. Attendees will be able board some boats with permission from a dealer. As a reminder please do not climb on any boats. Some dealers provide steps to get easy access to board some boats.
While at this show, don’t forget to play a crack-the-code and for a chance to win a $30,000 NauticStar 215XTS, 150HP Yamaha and Road King Tandem Axle Trailer from Boaters Exchange in Rockledge, Florida. Test your mind at this challenge.
Another feature at this year’s boat show is Professional Captain Jim Ross giving seminars on great boating and fishing. Capt. Jim Ross knows how to land massive fish on extremely light gear, and has an International Game Fish Association (IGFA) World Record certificate in the Fly Fishing division to show for it. He is also one of the few anglers to ever land a blue Marlin on a fly rod on his first attempt. He’s heralded as one of the “pioneers” credited with bringing shallow water “sight” fishing to the Indian and Banana Rivers, and Mosquito Lagoon in the late 1980’s after learning these techniques
on his frequent trips to Islamorada in the Florida Keys. For two decades Capt. Jim has been teaching his charter fishing clients these highly productive techniques, creating memorable fishing adventures whenever possible. Capt. Ross will give away one 1/2 day fishing experience on the Indian River valued at $400 at seminars scheduled at 1pm on Saturday and Sunday only.
Try your chance at the fishing skills simulator against catching a bull dolphin fish. Don’t worry you won’t get wet or tangled up in the fishing line. Attendees can reel in a bull dolphin fish in this virtue saltwater fishing simulator. Anyone can give it a try. Some young children may not be able try this fishing experience due to their age.
The Orlando Boat Show is very excited to bring back the Kids Trout Pond. Children attending the show have the opportunity to catch a real live trout. For many this may be their introduction to fishing and it has always provided a lasting memory for both parents and child alike. It’s safe, fun and always catch and release! See children faces
light up when they catch the big one! Sorry, attendee can’t take home the bass they caught.
If you have any questions or would like to be a vendor for next year’s Orlando Boat Show contact by phone at 386-943-8383 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org , or website at www.orlandoboatshow.com . If you like this article, then like it on our Otownfun WordPress account. For more great events and places please check us out at www.otownfun.com .
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