Boats Take to the Streets for Cobo Show


DETROIT — The Detroit Boat Show will feature a diverse array of commercial maritime craft available for purchase or casual vieweing. The following is released by the Michigan Boating Industries Association:

What: Hundreds of boats up to 47 feet in length on Michigan roads as they head to the Cobo Center for the 55th annual Detroit Boat Show.

Who: More than 100 exhibitors from all over the state will be bringing all types of boats for wakeboarding, cruising, fishing, and more. There will be all-new model boats of all types and sizes and for every budget.

When: Move-in starts Feb. 11-15. The show opens Feb. 16 and runs through Feb. 24 at Cobo Center.

What else?: Promotions at the show include: Trigger Tommy and Trapper Joe from Swamp People, the Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial Pavilion, Waterwalkerz, 47′ Sea Ray “Queen of the Show,” antique and classic boats, kids clinic, appearances by SpongeBob SquarePants, a free boaters safety course, the opportunity to “Meet a Mermaid,” a look at the upturn in the boating industry, and more.

The Detroit Boat Show runs February 16-24. 

Show Hours:

Monday, Friday, and Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sundays: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 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; seniors over 62 receive free admission on Monday, Feb 18. Discount tickets, special admission days and promotion schedules are available at  Parking is available at Cobo Center and surrounding lots.