52nd Annual Detroit Boat Show Brings Blast of Summer to Cobo Center


DETROIT, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ — More than 60,000 Michigan residents are expected to visit the 52nd Annual Detroit Boat Show to see hundreds of new model boats of all types and sizes, February 13-21 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.

With Michigan’s best dealers all under one roof, offering the best pricing of the year, there is no better way to compare and shop for a new boat. Many dealers and manufacturers offer early order discounts as an added incentive to buy at the show. Boats purchased this winter boat show can be customized and ready for a spring launch.

“The Detroit Boat Show is a great event to attend whether you are in the market to buy a boat, or if you are just looking for an opportunity to have some family fun,” said Boat Show Manager Van Snider. “We bring hundreds of boats for fishing, skiing, wakeboarding, pontooning, and cruising to Cobo for easy comparison shopping, and we also fill the hall with great activities and promotions for those looking for some entertainment or something to do with their families, friends, or kids. Excess inventory is sure to result in incredible savings opportunities and financing is available at the show.”

Shoppers are able to visit exhibitors displaying ski boats, fishing boats, cabin cruisers, bow riders, pontoons and personal watercrafts. Also available for purchase are motors, dockage, water toys, skiing and wakeboarding gear, boating and fishing accessories, boat gear, nautical gifts, artwork and much more — all under one roof in a casual and fun environment.

Amidst the gloom, there are many positive things boaters should be focusing on. For example:

  • Water levels across the state, including the Great Lakes are up; Interest rates and gas prices are down
  • Sport fishing in Michigan continues to thrive.
  • Boating continues to offer value far beyond the cost to participate and
  • Michigan continues to be one of the finest boating states in country.

Show Hours: Saturdays, Monday & Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Sundays: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday & Wednesday: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Admission to the show is $12 for adults, children, 12 and under, are free with an adult and seniors 62 and over receive free admission on Monday, February 15. Admission includes a subscription to one of three boating magazines. Discount tickets and promotion schedules are available at www.detroitboatshow.net. Parking is available at Cobo Center and surrounding lots.

Source: Michigan Boating Industries Association

CONTACT: Michigan Boating Industries Association: +1-734-261-0123,
+1-800-932-2628, Van W. Snider, Jr., CAE, President, ext. 205,
vsnider@mbia.org, Nicki Carl Polan, Director of Communications, ext. 204,

Web Site: http://www.mbia.org/