Feels Like Summer at the Boat Show and Sale

By Megan Trent

Feels Like Summer at the Boat Show and Sale

February 7, 2013 Updated Feb 7, 2013 at 7:52 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - It may be cold outside, but it already feels like summer inside the Coliseum, as the 32nd annual Fort Wayne Boat Show and Sale returns to town.

Thursday through Sunday, more than 60 exhibitors will be offering deals on boats, personal watercraft, accessories, piers, water toys, patio furniture and more.

Nearly 10,000 visitors are expected to attend the show, and organizers say they'll have a few new items to check out this year.

The president of Lake Drive Marine, Jeff Uetrecht, says, "There are a lot of new technologies out there - new colors, new materials, new designs. Technology has really taken over the forefront of the marine industry right now."

Doors open at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. The show closes at 9:00 p.m. both days. On Saturday, the show is open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The final day for the show is Sunday. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m.

On Saturday, officials with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are offering a free water and boating safety class from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Register at the DNR booth or at indianahuntereducation.com. Call 260-244-3720 for more information.

Admission to the Boat Show and Sale is $6.00 per person. Children 12 and under get in free.

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