MID-AMERICA’S ORIGINAL NEWSPAPER FOR RECREATIONAL BOATERS
Special Program Edition to the Progressive Cleveland Mid-America Boat Show & Fish Now Expo
Boat Show Program Boat Show Layout, Exhibitors Directory and your Show Guide begin on Page 3
January 18-21, 2018 I-X Center, Cleveland, Ohio
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
IT’S AT THE BOAT SHOW
FISH NOW EXPO
BOATING’S FOR KIDS
New models, equipment, activities and entertainment
Everything fishing is happening at the show
Fishing 411, hands on fun, a mermaid, and a pirate
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Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349
Contemporary style and comfortable cruising along with sleek and modern deck lines. Twin helm steering offers optimal sail view, ease of handling and cockpit space. The hull has a hard chine and appendages designed for highperformance and course stability. All sheets are lead aft to either side helm winches and mixed with multiple choices of modern sail plans offers fully crewed or shorthanded sailing. For fun and pleasure, easy access to the water through an extra wide drop-down transom platform (option). Seaworthy, â€œUnlimited Oceanâ€? category A rating from the CE, multiple keel options including a specially-designed winged shoal keel and a beach-able swing keel, roomy interior with 2 or 3 cabin choices, full galley, enclosed shower, and comfort afloat.
From the very first glance, the Sun Odyssey 349 captivates with her pure lines, generous interior volume and inviting cockpit. Designed by Marc Lombard and true to the values of the Sun Odyssey line, the 349 is the perfect combination of performance, comfort and safety at sea. Whether in the cockpit or at the helm, at anchorage or at sea, you will enjoy taking full advantage of this seaworthy, stable and easy-to-handle sailboat.
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more boats, more features, more entertainment, more fishing,
“It’s much more than Ohio’s largest boat show,” says show manager Bryan Ralston. “Besides being bigger this year, it’s a mid-winter rendezvous for all boaters and anglers. It’s an escape from the cold, a chance to climb aboard the latest boats, learn all about fishing or cruising, and meet up with summer boating friends. We’ve incorporated activities and entertainment that make for hours of enjoyment at the show.” The stars of the show are the more than 400 boats on display by dealers from across northern Ohio. Included in the fleet are many 2018 models being shown to the public for the first time. They range in size from a oneman kayak to cruisers and motor yachts that will accommodate the biggest family, including all those guests who hope for an invitation. More than 100 exhibits of boating equipment and accessories are always popular with show goers. These include displays from the top marinas and clubs, nautical clothing, the latest electronics, maintenance services, insurance, education, publications, public service exhibits, and more. All-new this year is the addition of a spe-
cial show within a show dubbed the Fish NOW Expo. It’s centered around the giant 5,000-gallon glass-sided Berkley Tank; boasts a daily line-up of top angling speakers on the Buckeye Sports Center Fishing Stage; features a new hands-on casting pond; includes the popular Kids Fishing 411 Seminars with Dan Armitage; displays from charter captains, fishing equipment, and more. The rendezvous kicks off in a big way opening night because it’s traditionally “Put-InBay Night at the Boat Show” with a party in the Put-In-Bay section. This year, the Thursday night festive mood will be set by favorite island entertainers, Ray Fogg and Westside Steve. Visitors will be rockin’ to the tunes and sipping The Boardwalk’s iconic lobster bisque brought in fresh from ”the Bay” every day. Once again the boat show’s title sponsor, Progressive Insurance, will take center stage with its FLO-BOAT exhibit. A hands-on mockup of a fishing cruiser, three visitors at a time man fighting chairs aboard FLO BOAT and catch big Marlin or Sailfish, albeit on fancy simulators. It is a unique, interactive display
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boasting give-a-ways and fun. In addition to all the fishing seminars of Fish NOW Expo, the popular “Lake Erie University” is back for another year. This stage will feature clinics and seminars on wide-ranging topics from “Cruising Lake Erie” to the latest Smartphone Apps for Boating everyone can use. It won’t take an app to don the scuba gear and slip underwater for a scuba diving lesson in the special 30-foot, 15,000 gallon “Go Dive
More boats, more features, more entertainment and a lot more fishing in the new Fish NOW Expo will all be part of the 2018 Progressive Mid-America Boat Show when it docks for four big days in the I-X Center, January 18-21.
Now” pool. Open to any visitor desiring to try scuba, the pool is manned by diving instructors and also features displays of the latest in scuba gear. To see more show details, seminar and entertainment schedules, and information about the boats and equipment featured in this year’s rendezvous, please read through this issue of Mid-America Boating, you Official Show Program. You can also find the latest information at: www.clevelandboatshow.com. MAB
We have a whole lotta boat show!
…to the 2018 Progressive Mid-America Boat Show, the largest edition we’ve assembled in more than a decade. Thank you for spending your time with us. I’m confident you and your family will enjoy all we have to offer. We know boaters fish and fisherman boat! So, this year we’ve expanded by adding our Fish NOW Expo, offering a significant increase in fishing activities, seminars and exhibits, all built around the first-ever appearance of a giant 5,000-gallon aquarium, the Berkley Tank. From the island’s entertainers like Ray Fogg and Westside Steve Simmons jamming on stage on “Put-In-Bay Night” to the unique DEMA “Scuba Now Pool,” not an hour will go by that there isn’t some special event or hands-on activity going on. We planned the show to have a boating festival atmosphere surrounded by more than 400 gleaming boats of all sizes. Plus, we’re featuring more than 100 accessory and service displays of everything from electronics to nautical wear. So, on behalf of all the exhibitors, we’re glad you’re here, if only for a few hours, reliving the joys of summer we Ohio boaters know so well. Bryan Ralston, President Lake Erie Marine Trades Association
New boats take center stage at the 2018 boat show If a boat showâ€™s success is judged by the number of new models on display, this yearâ€™s Progressive Mid-America Boat Show seems certain to be declared a winner when it moors up at the I-X Center. The sheer number of new models visitors will see will leave no doubt boating is booming! From kayaks to motor yachts, pontoons to ski boats, the show will be loaded with new boats getting their first showing in the Ohio market. â€œBoat builders are investing heavily in new designs and improved models,â€? explains show manager Bryan Ralston. â€œShow visitors will see new hull designs, engines and models boasting the latest in electronics already built-in. Itâ€™s like none of the major brands wants to be left behind these days.â€? For example, Clemons Boats will exhibit a record 16 Boston Whalers. Flagship will be the all-new 380 Whaler Outrage. But, on the other end of the size range, Whaler is bringing back two of its iconic models the Montauk 170 and 150, albeit up to todayâ€™s standards. The Whalers will join Albemarles, Cobalts, NauticStars and Benningtons in Clemonsâ€™ 30boat exhibit. New boats will also be the focus at South Shore Marine as the new Pursuit 408 gets its first Cleveland showing. Along with other Pursuit models, the exhibit will premiere two new Grady White models, a 236 Fisherman and a 216 Fisherman. Theyâ€™ll be joined by the all-new Regal 3300 Bow Rider, 26 OBX and 21 OBX. Moreover, South Shore will be calling attention to its all-new customer showroom just completed in Huron.
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Galeon 385 HTS
The all-new Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius has been named â€œQueen of the Fleetâ€? at this yearâ€™s show, making its premiere in the Skipper Buds exhibit. The â€œQueenâ€? boasts a large, unique entertainment area aft and luxury accommodations forward. Skipper Buds will also introduce the new outboard-powered Tiara Yachts Sport 38LS thatâ€™s leading this esteemed yacht brand into new territory. In all, Skipper Buds will feature boats from 17â€™ to 50â€™ in an exhibit that was named â€œBest of Showâ€? last year. Visitors are expected to line up to board the new Galeon 385 HTS that will make its first trip to the show from MarineMax, the exclusive North See New Boats page 10
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Exhibitors Directory Aker Outdoor Products DBA Shorestation 3000 East Shore Drive Culver, IN 46511 574-842-5383 www.akeroutdoorproducts.com Exhibitor Type: Boat Trailers & Parts Boat Lifts, Docks & Dock Hardware Show Location: 883
All American Gutter Protection 7336 Whipple Ave. NW North Canton OH 44720 330-470-4100 allamericangutterprotection.com Exhibitor Type: Home Improvement Show Location: 109
All Ohio Motorsports 23361 Aurora Road, Bedford Heights, OH 44146 440-786-223 www.allohiomotorsports.com Exhibitor Type: Other Jet Drive Boat Trailers & Parts Golf Carts / Scooters Show Location: 950
American Muscle Docks & Fabrication 141 Sunset Ave., Wellsburg, WV 26070 304-737-2711 www.amdocks.com Exhibitor Type: Boat Lifts, De-icing / Bubbler System, Docks & Dock Hardware, General Hardware, Swim Platforms Marinas, Seawall & Dock Construction Show Location: 204
Battery Park Marina 701 E. Water St., Sandusky, OH 44870 419-625-6142 www.batterypark.com Exhibitor Type: Clothing & Footwear, Food / Novelties, Gift Items / Jewelry, Sunglasses, Visitor / Convention Info Brokerage, Dockage / Storage, Documentation Services, Finance & Banking, Marinas, Surveys & Appraisals Show Location: 201-202 Bay Point Resort & Marina 10948 E. Bayshore Road, Marblehead, OH 43440 419-798-4434 www.baypointmarina.com Exhibitor Type: Dockage / Storage, Marinas, Real Estate & Land Development Show Location: 412 Bays Edge Service Center 5359 E. Bayshore Rd. Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-732-9960 Exhibitor Type: Boat Repairs, Electronics Installation / Repair, Engine Maintenance / Repair Show Location: 321 Beaver Park Marina 6101 W. Erie Ave., Lorain, OH 44053 440-282-6308 www.beaverpark.com Exhibitor Type: Power Inboard, I/O, Outboard Boat Trailers & Parts Anchors & Ground Tackle, Batteries / Chargers, Cleaners / Polishes, Clothing & Footwear, Docks & Dock Hardware, Fiberglass Boat Building Products, Gift Items / Jewelry, General Hardware, Paints, Safety Equipment Boat Repairs, Brokerage, Canvas/Biminis, Dockage / Storage, Engine Maintenance / Repair, Marinas Show Location: 840
Boat U.S. 880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304 703-461-2878 Ext. 3278 www.boatus.com Exhibitor Type: Associations & Clubs, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Publications, Towing Show Location: 329,330 Bolte Real Estate 134 E. Second St., Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-797-6007 www.bolterealty.com Exhibitor Type: Real Estate & Land Development Show Location: 233 Broad Reach Sailing 114 Renaissance Ct. Chagrin Falls, OH 44023 440-212-1764 broadreachsailing.net/cleveland Exhibitor Type: Associations & Clubs, Charters, Sailing Club Show Location: 126 Buckeye Sports Center 4610 State Road, Peninsula, OH 44264 330-929-3366 www.buckeyesportscenter.com Exhibitor Type: Power Inboard, I/O, Outboard Boat Trailers & Parts Batteries / Chargers, Dock Lines & Rope Clamps, Propellers & Shafts, Safety Equipment, Sunglasses, Water Skis & Accessories Brokerage, Documentation Services, Engine Maintenance / Repair, Licensing Agencies Show Location: 900, 902,780 Budget Engine Rebuilders 3766 Ridge Road, Brooklyn, OH 44144 216-281-4040 www.budgetenginerebuilders.com Exhibitor Type: Inboard Engine Maintenance / Repair Rebuilt Engine - Marine Show Location: 441
Cabela's Avon 35685 Chester Road Avon OH 44011 440-723-5600 cabelas.com/stores/Ohio/Avon/077.jsp Exhibitor Type: Power, Bags coolers & Canvas Goods, Electronics / Nav. Systems, Fishing Equipment & Tackle, Boat Repairs, Electronics Installation/ Repair, Engine Maintenance / Repair Show Location: 812 Carved Lake Art 11426 Lord Rd. Charlevoix, MI 49720 231-437-0691 www.carvedlakeart.com Exhibitor Type: Art, Gift items Show Location: 234 Castaway Yacht Sales 5310 E. Port Clinton Eastern Rd., Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-732-2938 www.castawayyachtsales.com Exhibitor Type: Outboard Brokerage, Dockage / Storage, Finance & Banking, Insurance Show Location: 825
Clear Choice Custom Lasik Center 7001 S. Edgerton Rd. St. D Brecksville, OH 44141 440-740-0400 www.clearchoicelaser.com Exhibitor Type: Lasik Screening Show Location: 309 Clemons Boats 8009 Barrett Road, Sandusky, OH 44870 419-684-5365 www.clemonsboats.com Exhibitor Type: Power I/O, Outboard Boat Trailers & Parts Boat Repairs, Brokerage, Dockage / Storage, Engine Maintenance / Repair, Finance & Banking, Marinas Show Location: 800 Cleveland Amateur Boatbuilding and Boating Society 12499 Caves Road, Chesterland, OH 44026 440-729-9790 www.cabbs.org Exhibitor Type: Sail Sails Associations & Clubs, Public Service, Childrenâ€™s Boat Building Project Show Location: 610 Cleveland Metro Parks 4101 Fulton Parkway Cleveland, OH 44144 216-206-1000 Exhibitor Type: Kids fishing game, Sailing Program, Kayaks, Water Taxi, Ranger Marine Patrol Boat Show Location: 710
Catawba Island Marina 4422 E. Barnum Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452 4199-797-4424 www.cicclub.com Exhibitor Type: Generators, I/O Electronics / Nav. Systems, Visitor / Convention Info Associations & Clubs, Boat Repairs, Charters, Dockage / Storage, Electronics Installation / Repair, Engine Maintenance / Repair, Marinas, Real Estate & Land Development, Special Events Show Location: 875
Click Heat Inc. P.O. Box 55061 Norfolk, VA 23505 757-646-1073 Exhibitor Type: Reusable heat packs Show Location: 114,335
Catawba Moorings 2313 N.E. Catawba Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-797-4775 www.catawbamoorings.com Exhibitor Type: Power Outboard Boat Repairs, Brokerage, Dockage / Storage, Marinas Show Location: 806
Doyle Sails Cleveland/ Great Lakes Rigging 13175 Bass Lake Rd., Chardon, OH 44024 440-346-2651 www.doylesails.com Exhibitor Type: Bags Coolers & Canvas Goods, Dock Lines & Rope Clamps, General Hardware, Sails Boat Repairs, Canvas/Biminis, Sailmakers, Upholstery Show Location: 239
Charles Mill Marina 1277 State Route 430, Mansfield, OH 44903 419-368-5951 www.charlesmillmarina.com Exhibitor Type: Power Electric, Outboard Brokerage, Dockage / Storage, Marinas Show Location: 960
Cutco Cutlery 322 Houghton Ave., Olean, NY 14760 716-790-7181 www.cutco.com Exhibitor Type: Galley Equipment, Gift Items / Jewelry Show Location: 313
Drew's Custom Carts 26696 E. Harbor Rd. Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-734-3739 firstname.lastname@example.org Exhibitor Type: Golf Carts Show Location: 874
E Bikes Central 5388 E. Lake Rd. S heffield Lake, OH 44054 844-532-4537 www.ebikescentral.com Exhibitor Type: Electric Bicycles Show Location: 107
Great Day Improvements, LLC 700 E. Highland Road Macedonia, OH 44056 216-970-7689 www.greatdayimprovements.com Exhibitor Type: Sunrooms, Windows, Home Improvement Show Location: 106
Edgewater Yacht Club 6700 Memorial Shoreway N.W., Cleveland, OH 44102 216-281-6470 www.eycweb.com Exhibitor Type: Associations & Clubs, Dockage / Storage, Special Events Show Location: 216 Elevareskin Professional Steamers LLC 4330 Sandy River Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89103 702-824-1522 Exhibitor Type: Skin Treatment Show Location: 423,424
Great Lakes Cruising Club 405 Water St. Suite 101 Port Clinton, OH 48060 810-984-4500 www. glccub.com Exhibitor Type: Associations & Clubs, Public Service, Member Club Show Location: 413 Great Lakes Scuttlebutt 7856 W. Central Ave., T oledo, OH 43617 419-754-4234 www.greatlakesscuttlebutt.com Exhibitor Type: Publications Show Location: 128
Erie Islands Sailing School LLC 1953 N. Concord Circle, Port Clinton, OH 43452 412-951-1235 www.erieislandssailingschool.com Exhibitor Type: Associations & Clubs, Boating Safety Courses, Brokerage, Charters, Special Events Sailing School/Charters Show Location: 130 Erie Marine LLC 5404 E. Lake Road Sheffield Lake, OH 44054 216-789-2419 www.eriemarinesales.com Exhibitor Type: Outboard Boat Trailers & Parts Fishing Equipment & Tackle Show Location: 865 EuroShine USA, Inc. 13359 Chambord St. Brooksville, FL 34613 352-596-4555 www.euroscooter.com Exhibitor Type: Electrical Equipment, Golf Carts / Scooters Show Location: 317
Greater Cleveland Boating Association 102 Mariners Circle Suite B Sheffield Lake, OH 44054 440-309-8064 www.gcba.us Exhibitor Type: Visitor / Convention Info Associations & Clubs, Public Service Association/Club Show Location: 403 Gutter Helmet Systems 8059 Lewis Rd. Berea, OH 44017 1-888-543-5638 www.harryhelmet.com Exhibitor Type: Home Improvement Show Location: 121 Gutter Logic of Ohio LLC 6269 Frank Ave. NW North Canton, OH 44720 469-360-2679 www.gutterlogic.com Exhibitor Type: Home Improvement Show Location: 406 Happy Days Boating Co. 4151 W. Fremont Road, P.O. Box M, Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-732-2116 www.happydaysboating.com Exhibitor Type: Power Boat Repairs, Brokerage, Dockage / Storage, Boat Sales Show Location: 805
Farmers Insurance 10143 Royalton Rd Suite D North Royalton, OH 44133 440-606-0060 Exhibitor Type: Insurance Show Location: 429 Freedom Boat Club 3301 East Linda Lane Port Clinton, OH 43452 330-705-2940 www.freedomboatclub.com Exhibitor Type: Associations & Clubs Boat Club Show Location: 137
Harbor North 400 Huron St., Huron, OH 44839 419-433-6010 www.harbornorth.com Exhibitor Type: Sail Clothing & Footwear Brokerage, Charters, Marinas Show Location: 861
Gator Bait Tackle PO BOX 11 Presque Isle, MI 4977 989-255-0336 www.gatorbaittackle.com Exhibitor Type: Fishing Equipment, Tackle Show Location: A34
Hewitt Docks, Lifts & Pontoon Legs P.O. Box 111, Nicollet, MN 56074 507-225-3421 www.hewittrad.com Exhibitor Type: Boat Lifts, Dock Lines & Rope Clamps, Docks & Dock Hardware, Swim Platforms Marinas, Seawall & Dock Construction Show Location: 857
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Bath Fitter 542 Industrial Dr. Lewisberry, PA 17339 330-732-7190 www.bathfitterohio.com Exhibitor Type: Remodeling Show Location: 326
Boat Masters Marine 5290 Manchester Road, Akron, OH 44319 330-882-4568 www.boatmastersmarine.com Exhibitor Type: Power I/O, Outboard Safety Equipment Canvas/Biminis Show Location: 940
C Fan Enterprises LLC. 900 SE Catawba Rd., Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-732-3305 www.cfandocks.com Exhibitor Type: Boat Trailers & Parts Boat Lifts, Docks & Dock Hardware Show Location: 217-218
City of Huron Boat Basin 417 Main St., Huron, OH 44839 419-433-4848 www.cityofhuron.org Exhibitor Type: Docks & Dock Hardware Dockage / Storage, Marinas, Special Events Show Location: 314,316
Bass Pro Shop Rossford 10000 Bass Pro Blvd., Rossford, OH 43460 419-891-3280 rossford.trackerboatcenter.com Exhibitor Type: Power, Other Show Location: 812
Boat House Marine Inc. 3976 St. Rt. 14 Rootstown, OH 44272 330-325-1822 www.bhmtrilakes.com Exhibitor Type: Power Inboard Boat Trailers & Parts Show Location: 820
Burroughs Marine Inc. 853 E. McPherson Hwy. Clyde, OH 43410 419-547-0651 www.burroughsmarine.com Exhibitor Type: Power Outboard Boat Trailers & Parts Boat Repairs, Engine Maintenance / Repair Show Location: 852
Atwood Lake Boats 9298 Atwood Lake Road N.E., Mineral City, OH 44656 330-364-4703 www.atwoodlakeboats.com Exhibitor Type: Power Outboard Marinas Show Location: 740
Birdie Blocker.com 23 Glenn Oaks Lane Berea, OH 44094 440-231-4767 www.birdieblocker.com Exhibitor Type: Sanitation Eqmt , Deterrent for birds, ducks, geese and gulls Show Location: 118
Aqua Lily Products., LLC 4485 Glenbrook Rd. Willoughby, OH 44094 844-669-3820 www.aqualilypad.com Exhibitor Type: Fishing Equipment & Tackle, Mattress Foam / Spring, Water Skis & Accessories Show Location: 341, 342
Exhibitors Directory from page 7 Highlander Class International Association 353 Cornell Ave., Elyria, OH 44035 440-567-0428 www.sailhighlander.org Exhibitor Type: Associations & Clubs, Non-Profit Club Show Location: 863 Holiday Harbor Marina 944 S. Main St., P.O. Box 157, Huron, OH 44839 419-433-2140 www.boathuron.com Exhibitor Type: Boat Repairs, Brokerage, Dockage / Storage, Marinas Show Location: 209 Holiday Inn - Strongsville 15471 Royalton Road Strongsville, OH 44136 440-238-8800 www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/ en/strongsville/clesv Exhibitor Type: Boat Show Preferred Hotel Hoty Marine Group 2035 First St., Sandusky, OH 44870 419-625-2515 www.hotymarine.com Exhibitor Type: Boat Repairs, Dockage / Storage, Engine Maintenance / Repair, Marinas Show Location: 433, 434 Howard Hanna Schoonmaker/Amy Northrop 4054 E. Harbor Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-260-4486 www.everywhereyoulook.com email@example.com Exhibitor Type: Real Estate Show Location: 104 Howard Hanna - Spero 2910 N. Firelands Blvd. Port Clinton, OH 43452 216-990-9422 www.howardhanna.com/Agent/Det ail/Kenneth-Spero/64692 Exhibitor Type: Real Estate & Land Development Show Location: 437 Huron Lagoons Marina 100 Laguna Drive, PO Box 231, Huron, OH 44839 419-433-3200 www.boathuron.com Exhibitor Type: Power Boat Repairs, Brokerage, Dockage / Storage, Marinas Show Location: 210
Hytech Marketing 462 Goldleaf Ave. Vandalea, OH 45377 706-968-1354 www.utopiagear.com Exhibitor Type: Tens Unit Show Location: 223 Infinity from Marvin Windows & Doors 16900 Bagley Rd Middleburg Hts., OH 44130 216-906-3256 www.infinitywindowsohio.com Exhibitor Type: Home Improvement Show Location: 410
Interlake Yachting Association 303 E. 5th St. Monroe, MI 48161 734-546-2382 www.i-lya.org Exhibitor Type: Associations & Clubs, Boat Repairs, Public Service Show Location: 873 Islander Marine Sales 5530 E. Harbor Road, Marblehead, OH 43440 419-732-0404 www.islandermarinesales.com Exhibitor Type: Other Outboard Show Location: 855 It's a Freshwater Thing 4280 East The Trail St. Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-797-9461 www.itsafreshwaterthing.com Exhibitor Type: Clothing & Footwear, Gift Items / Jewelry Show Location: 237 Ivancic Marine 5300 Whiskey Island, Cleveland, OH 44102 216-631-2628 www.ivancicmarine.com Exhibitor Type: Power Generators, Inboard, I/O, Jet Drive, Outboard, Transmissions AC/Refrigeration, Batteries / Chargers, Cleaners / Polishes, Dock Lines & Rope Clamps, Food / Novelties, Sanitation Equipment Boat Repairs, Brokerage, Dockage / Storage, Electronics Installation / Repair, Engine Maintenance / Repair, Marinas Show Location: 804 J & J Sales & Service 1001 Sprowl Road, Huron, OH 44839 419-433-2523 www.powersports360.com Exhibitor Type: Power Jet Drive, Outboard Dock Lines & Rope Clamps, Docks & Dock Hardware, Water Skis & Accessories Boat Repairs, Brokerage, Dockage / Storage, Engine Maintenance / Repair Sales and Service Show Location: 950 Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales 24400 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 866-490-5297 www.jbys.com Exhibitor Type: Power Inboard, I/O Brokerage, Boat Sales Show Location: 715 Johnny K's Power Sports of Cleveland 5475 Engle Road Brook Park, OH 44142 216-433-9011 www.johnnykspowersports.com Exhibitor Type: Power, Jet Drive Show Location: 870 Joyce Factory Direct 1125 Berea Industrial Parkway, Berea, OH 44017 440-243-5700 www.joycefactorydirect.com Exhibitor Type: Windows, Doors Siding, Patios Show Location: 324
Kelly's Marine 6904 Lakeview Hanoverton, OH 44423 330-206-2765 www.kellysmarine.com Exhibitor Type: Boat Lifts, Docks & Dock Hardware Seawall & Dock Construction Show Location: 880 Ken Spero Builders 2910 N. Firelands Blvd. Port Clinton, OH 43452 216-990-9422 www.kenspero.com Exhibitor Type: Seawall & Dock Construction Show Location: 335,337 KIDCO, LLC DBA Portside Marina 116 W. Lakeshore Drive Kelleys Island, OH 43438 419-746-2668 www.portsidemarinaki.com Exhibitor Type: Dockage / Storage, Marinas Marina Show Location: 331 Kitchen Saver 542 Industrial Dr. Lewisberry, PA 17339 330-732-7190 www.kitchensaver.com Exhibitor Type: Home Improvement Show Location: 113 Lake & Bay Yacht Sales 510 Stone St., P.O. Box 237, Marblehead, OH 43440 419-798-8511 www.yachtworld.com/lakeandbay Exhibitor Type: Power Brokerage, Documentation Services, Finance & Banking Show Location: 442 Lake Erie Living Magazine 1422 Euclid Ave., Suite 730, Cleveland, OH 44115 216-377-3638 www.lakeerieliving.com Exhibitor Type: Publications Show Location: 418 LeafFilter North 1595 Georgetown Road Hudson, OH 44236 330-655-7950 www.leaffilter.com Exhibitor Type: Gutter Protection Show Location: 306 Leo's All Season Vehicles, Inc. 12841 Mayfield Rd. Chardon, OH 44024 440-285-1730 www.leosargo.com Exhibitor Type: ARGO Show Location: 420,421 Lyman Life, LLC 1068 Homeland Drive Rocky River, OH 44116 216-244-4875 www.lymanlife.com Exhibitor Type: Bags Coolers & Canvas Goods, Clothing & Footwear, Gift Items / Jewelry Lyman Life Branded Apparel Show Location: 333
Lyman Boat Owners Association 14500 Orchard Park Ave. Cleveland, OH 44111 440-263-8068 www.lymanboat.net Exhibitor Type: Associations & Clubs, Public Service, Special Events Wooden Boats Show Location: 630 Marblehead Estates and Yacht Club 5870 East Bayshore Rd. Lakeside, OH 43440 877-734-7179 www.marbleheadestates.com Exhibitor Type: Dockage / Storage, Marinas, Real Estate & Land Development Show Location: 119,219 Marine Tech Concepts 7130 E. Harbor Rd., Marblehead, OH 43440 419-732-3355 www.marinetechconcepts.com Exhibitor Type: Power Inboard, Outboard AC/Refrigeration, Clothing & Footwear, Electronics / Nav Systems, Electrical Equipment Boat Repairs, Brokerage, Electronics Installation / Repair, Engine Maintenance / Repair, Finance & Banking Show Location: 735 MarineMax Ohio 1991 N.E. Catawba Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-797-4492 www.marinemax.com Exhibitor Type: Power Boat Repairs, Brokerage, Dockage / Storage, Electronics Installation / Repair, Engine Maintenance/ Repair, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Boat Sales Show Location: 700
Nalu Stand Up Paddle and Surf 1328 Linda Street, Rocky River, OH 44116 216-272-1504 www.nalusup.com Exhibitor Type: Stand Up Paddle Boards Show Location: 135
Packard Island Publishing/ Bob Adamov 3025 Evergreen Drive, Wooster, OH 44691 330-289-7616 www.bobadamov.com Exhibitor Type: Publications Show Location: Put In Bay Pavilion
North Coast Prop Tech 2401 Sawmill Parkway, Suite 1, Huron, OH 44839 419-433-9550 www.northcoastproptech.com Exhibitor Type: Inboard, I/O, Outboard Propellers & Shafts Boat Repairs Show Location: 323
Paddle North 3438 Dight Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55406 612-562-3773 www.paddlenorth.com Exhibitor Type: Sunglasses, Swim Platforms, Water Skis & Accessories Show Location: 801
North Coast Sailing Singles 23385 Switzer Road, Brook Park, OH 44142 216-469-4426 www.northcoastsailingsingles.com Exhibitor Type: Associations & Clubs Show Location: 416
Paradise Pad 3775 EP True Parkway P.O. Box 203 515-330-8882 www.paradisepad.com Exhibitor Type: Water Pads, Yoga Pads, Rafts Show Location: 134
Northern Exposure Gallery & Candle Co. 136 Madison St., Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-656-6530 www.necandle.com Exhibitor Type: Bags Coolers & Canvas Goods, Clothing & Footwear, Food / Novelties Art & Photos Show Location: 302,303,304
Parma Marine 2327 Brookpark Road, Parma, OH 44134 216-661-2104 www.parmamarine.com Exhibitor Type: Power I/O, Outboard Boat Trailers & Parts Anchors & Ground Tackle, Bags Coolers & Canvas Goods, Batteries / Chargers, Cleaners / Polishes, Dock Lines & Rope Clamps, Electronics / Nav Systems, Electrical Equipment, General Hardware, Paints, Swim Platforms, Water Skis & Accessories Boat Repairs, Brokerage, Canvas/Biminis, Dockage / Storage, Electronics Installation / Repair, Engine Maintenance / Repair, Finance & Banking , Boat Sales Show Location: 850
Ohio Navy Camp Perry Training Site 1000 Lawrence Road Bldg 2815 Port Clinton, OH 43452 614-654-4424 www.navalmilitia.ohio.gov Exhibitor Type: Recruiting Materials for State of Ohio Show Location: L28
Mariner Village Yacht Club 609 Mariner Village Huron, OH 44839 419-433-2376 www.marinerslakefront.com Exhibitor Type: Dockage / Storage, Marinas Show Location: 338
Ohio Sea Grant 99 East Erie St. Painesville, OH 44077 440-350-2267 www.ohioseagrant.osu.edu Exhibitor Type: Marinas, Public Service Show Location: 615
Meeco Sullivan 1501 E. Electric Ave. McAlester, OK 74501 918-423-6833 www.meecosullivan.com Exhibitor Type: Docks & Dock Hardware, Floating Docks Show Location: 110
Ohio State Waterproofing 365 Highland Road E., Macedonia, OH 44056 330-908-2561 www.ohiostatewaterproofing.com Exhibitor Type: Home Improvements Show Location: 430
Metal Craft Docks 156 Burton Street Painesville, OH 44077 440-286-7135 www.metalcraftdocks.com Exhibitor Type: Docks & Dock Hardware Show Location: 123,124,224
Olde River Yacht Club 4900 Whiskey Island Drive Cleveland, OH 44102 216-630-1079 www.olderiveryachtclub.com Exhibitor Type: Yacht Club Membership Show Location: 318, 320
Mid America Boating 720 Radford Dr. Richmond Hts., OH 44143 216-371-5750 www.midamericaboating.com Exhibitor Type: Official Show Program Show Location: Show Entrance
Pier 53 Marine 2555 N.E. Catawba Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-797-2300 www.pier53marine.com Exhibitor Type: Power Boat Repairs, Brokerage Show Location: 815 PlasTEAK 3489 Sawmill Road, Copley, OH 44321 330-668-2587 www.plasteak.com Exhibitor Type: General Hardware, Swim Platforms Flooring Indoor/Outdoor Show Location: 212,213,214
Renewal by Andersen 5480 Cloverleaf Parkway, Suite 1, Valley View, OH 44125 216-503-6200 www.renewalbyandersen.com Exhibitor Type: Windows & Doors, Home Improvement Show Location: 133 Riverfront Yacht Sales & Services 1890 Carter Road, Cleveland, OH 44113 216-861-7393 www.riverfrontyacht.com Exhibitor Type: Power, Sail Generators, Inboard, Outboard, Transmissions AC/Refrigeration, Electronics / Nav Systems, Electrical Equipment, Propellers & Shafts Boat Repairs, Brokerage, Dockage / Storage, Electronics Installation / Repair, Engine Maintenance / Repair, Boat Sales & Service Show Location: 862
Sinister Products LLC 4307 N. Myers Rd. Geneva, OH 44041 440-415-4990 www.sinisterproductsllc.com Exhibitor Type: I/O, Exhaust tips Show Location: 417
Sailing Inc. 54001 Marginal Rd. Cleveland, OH 44114 216-361-7245 www.thesailinginc.com/ Exhibitor Type: Clothing & Footwear, Electronics / Nav Systems, General Hardware, Sails, Sunglasses Boat Repairs, Canvas/Biminis, Charters, Electronics Installation / Repair, Engine Maintenance / Repair, Sailmakers Show Location: 305 Sandusky Sailing Club P.O. Box 814 Sandusky, OH 44870 330-524-6516 www.sanduskysailingclub.com Exhibitor Type: Learn To Sail Program Show Location: 438 Sante Marine Propeller, LLC 4417 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, OH 44113 216-771-7767 www.santemarinepropeller.com Exhibitor Type: Anchors & Ground Tackle, Cleaners / Polishes, Dock Lines & Rope Clamps, General Hardware, Paints, Propellers & Shafts Show Location: 226 SC Wake - Seadek 4100 US Hwy 52 New Trenton, IN 47035 812-637-0262 Toll Free 835-SCWake1 www.scwake.com Exhibitor Type: Accessories Show Location: 127 Sears Home Services 1024 Florida Central Pkwy. Unit 24536 Longwood, FL 32750 407-551-5534 www.searshomepro.com/ Exhibitor Type: Home remodeling Show Location: 407 Shorely Nautical 2157 Bennett Rd. Madison, OH 44057 440-428-1733 www.shorelynautical.com Exhibitor Type: Bags Coolers & Canvas Goods, Gift Items / Jewelry Show Location: 103
SkipperBud's 6801 E. Harbor Road, Marblehead, OH 43440 419-732-2587 www.skipperbuds.com Exhibitor Type: Power Inboard, I/O, Outboard Boat Trailers & Parts Brokerage, Dockage / Storage, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Boat Sales Show Location: 730 Sleep Number 275 Crocker Rd. Westlake, OH 44145 440-219-0859 www.sleepnumber.com Exhibitor Type: Mattress Foam / Spring Show Location: 205 Smith Boys Marine of Chautauqua 2310 W. Lake Rd. Ashville, NY 14710 716-763-0140 www.smithboys.com Exhibitor Type: Power Boat Repairs, Boating Safety Courses, Brokerage, Dockage / Storage, Marinas Show Location: 120 Smokin' Oak 5929 Marnell Ave., Mayfield Heights, OH 44124 216-409-1053 www.smokinoak.com Exhibitor Type: Food / Novelties Show Location: 327 South East Marine Sales DBA All Ohio Motorsports 23361 Aurora Road, Bedford Heights, OH 44146 440-786-2230 www.allohiomotorsports.com Exhibitor Type: Other Electric, Inboard, Jet Drive Golf Carts / Scooters Show Location: 828 South Shore Cruising Club 284 Karl St. Berea, OH 44017 40-669-6036 www.southshorecruisingclub. homestead.com Exhibitor Type: Associations & Clubs, Public Service Show Location: 138, 139
South Shore Marine Electronics, LLC 7759 Rutland Drive, Mentor, OH 44060 216-407-6553 Exhibitor Type: Electronics / Nav Systems, Electrical Equipment Electronics Installation / Repair Show Location: 112 Spitzer Riverside/ Lakeside Marinas 301 Lakeside Ave., Lorain, OH 44052 440-288-3667 www.spitzermarinas.com Exhibitor Type: Dockage / Storage, Marinas Show Location: 310,312 Starglow Products 9044 Corona Ave. Elmhurst NY 11373 407-749-4850 www.starglowusa.com Show Location: 105 State Dock - Lake Cumberland KY 63665 State Park Road Jamestown, KY 42629 270-343-2525 www.statedock.com Exhibitor Type: Charters, Marinas Show Location: 116,117 Sun Stoppers of Put-in-Bay P.O. Box 328, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456 419-341-0421 www.thesunglassladies.com Exhibitor Type: Sunglasses Show Location: Put-In-Bay Pavilion
T-Mobile 6200 Oak Tree Blvd. Ste 125 Independence, OH 44131 513-910-2291 Exhibitor Type: Wireless products Show Location: 647 The Backpackers Shop 5128 Colorado Ave. Sheffield, OH 44054 440-934-5345 www.backpackersshop.com Exhibitor Type: Fishing Equipment, Tackle, Kayaks, Canoes Show Location: 856q The Boardwalk 341 Bayview Ave., Put-In-Bay, OH 43456 419-285-3695 www.the-boardwalk.com Exhibitor Type: Food / Novelties, Lobster Bisque Show Location: Put-In-Bay Pavilion The Crew's Nest 460 Bayview Ave., Put-in-Bay, OH 43456 419-285-3625 www.thecrewsnest.com Exhibitor Type: Marinas Show Location: Put-In-Bay Pavilion The Foundry 1831 Columbus Rd. Cleveland, OH 44113 757-506-147 www.clevelandfoundry.org Exhibitor Type: Associations & Clubs Show Location: 603
Universal Windows Direct 7813 First Place Street Oakwood, OH 44146 440-786-1400 www.universalwindowsdirect.com Exhibitor Type: Home Improvement Show Location: 221,221,405 US Coast Guard for the Cuyahoga River Safety Task Force 1055 E. 9th St. Cleveland, OH 44114 216-937-6004 Exhibitor Type: Public Service Show Location: A29 Ullman Sails Cleveland 805 E. 185th St., Cleveland, OH 44119 216-486-5732 www.ullmansails.com Exhibitor Type: Bags Coolers & Canvas Goods, Dock Lines & Rope Clamps, General Hardware, Sails Canvas/Biminis, Sailmakers, Upholstery Show Location: 339 Venture Out Resorts 416 Greenmount Blvd. Oakwood, OH 45419 651-303-8347 www.ventureoutresorts.com Exhibitor Type: Campground Show Location: 414 Vepo 7 Burton St. Painesville, OH 44077 440-709-8349 www.vepco.com Exhibitor Type: Swim Platforms Show Location: 238
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Div. 7 788 Lester Drive Painesville, OH 444077-8847 440-413-1777 www.a09207.wow.uscgaux.info Exhibitor Type: Boating Safety Courses, Public Service Show Location: L20, L21, L22
Vic's Sports Center 2039 Tallmadge Road, Kent, OH 44240 330-673-7600 www.vicssportscenter.com Exhibitor Type: Power Outboard & Parts, Boat Sales Show Location: 930
U.S. Customs and Border Protection 6747 Engle Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130 440-891-0038 www.cbp.gov Exhibitor Type: Licensing Agencies, Public Service Show Location: 402
Waypoint Marine Sales 145 SE Catawba Rd Port Clinton, OH 43452 877-713-6264 www.waypointmarinesales.com Exhibitor Type: Brokerage Show Location: 207
U.S. Power Squadron 8076 Priem Rd Strongsville, OH 44149 440-452-4567 www.usps.org Exhibitor Type: Public Service Show Location: 605
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Ravenna Marine 1366 E. Main St., Ravenna, OH 44266 330-296-5590 www.ravennamarine.com Exhibitor Type: Power Inboard, I/O, Jet Drive, Outboard Boat Trailers & Parts Boat Repairs, Special Events, Boat Sales Show Location: 860
Safe Harbor Marinas One Huron St., Sandusky, OH 44870 800-877-3625 www.sanduskyharbor.com Exhibitor Type: Dockage / Storage, Electronics Installation / Repair, Engine Maintenance / Repair, Marinas Show Location: 129,229
South Shore Marine 1611 Sawmill Parkway, Huron, OH 44839 419-433-5798 www.southshoremarine.com Exhibitor Type: Power Generators, Inboard, I/O, Outboard Boat Trailers & Parts AC/Refrigeration, Batteries / Chargers, Cleaners / Polishes, Dock Lines & Rope Clamps, Electronics / Nav Systems, Fiberglass Boat Building Products, Fishing Equipment & Tackle, General Hardware, Paints, Propellers & Shafts, Safety Equipment, Swim Platforms, Towers & Hardtops Boat Lettering, Boat Repairs, Brokerage, Canvas/Biminis, Dockage / Storage, Documentation Services, Electronics Installation / Repair, Engine Maintenance / Repair, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Upholstery : Show Location: 990
Put-in-Bay Boat Line Co. "Jet Express" 3 N. Monroe St. Port Clinton, OH 43452 419-732-2800 www.jet-express.com/ Exhibitor Type: Public Service, Special Events Ferry Service Show Location: 439
Sima Marine Sales. Inc. 200 Forest Drive Eastlake, OH 44095 440-537-2555 www.simamarine.com Exhibitor Type: Power Boat Repairs, Brokerage, Dockage / Storage, Finance & Banking, Insurance Show Location: 227,228
Progressive Insurance 6300 Wilson Mills Road, Mayfield Village, OH 44143 800-776-4737 www.progressive.com/boat Exhibitor Type: Insurance, Show Sponsor Show Location: Entrance
Riverview Watersports Marine, LLC. 1005 E. Riverview Ave., Napolean, OH 43545 419-360-4192 riverviewwatersportsmarine.com Exhibitor Type: Boat Lifts, Docks & Dock Hardware Show Location: 882
Portage Lakes Marine, Inc. 3758 Manchester Rd., Akron, OH 44319 330-644-5020 www.portagelakesmarine.com Exhibitor Type: Power Electric, I/O, Outboard Boat Trailers & Parts Bags Coolers & Canvas Goods, Batteries / Chargers, Cleaners / Polishes, Clothing & Footwear, Dock Lines & Rope Clamps, Electronics / Nav Systems, Electrical Equipment, Fiberglass Boat Building Products, Gift Items / Jewelry, General Hardware, Propellers & Shafts, Water Skis & Accessories Boat Lettering, Boat Repairs, Brokerage, Canvas/Biminis, Dockage / Storage, Electronics Installation / Repair, Engine Maintenance / Repair, Surveys & Appraisals, Upholstery , Boat Sales/ Service Show Location: 705
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New Boats at the Show from page 4 American importer. The 385 HTS is a Eurostyled hardtop express cruiser from English mega-yacht designer Tony Castro, whose designs for Galeon have consistently earned European Powerboat of the Year awards. But MarineMAx, the nationâ€™s largest boat dealer, will also exhibit a fleet of Sea Rays and Sailfish center consoles, among others. While the big boats often garner lots of publicity and show visitors love to climb board, new designs at this yearâ€™s boat show will be found in every size and style category. Take pontoons, for example â€“ theyâ€™re the industryâ€™s top selling category and the show will reflect it. Ravenna Marine, for example, will show off the large Manitou pontoon lineup from 18-23 feet. But Ravennaâ€™s big news is the first showing of a new line, Thunder Jet. These boats, built of heavy-gauge aluminum, are Mercury-powered and boast models from 18 to 28 feet in Open Bow, Pilot House, and Landing Craft designs. Ravenna will also display Crestliner and Glastron boats. Meanwhile, Charles Mill Marine, one of Ohioâ€™s largest pontoon dealers, will display models from Starcraft, Quest and Sunchaser. Given that â€œperformance pon-
toonsâ€? and tritoons are hot these days, Buckeye Sports Center will lead the way with its display of Apex Pontoons and Harris Flotebote tritoons. Tritoons from South Bay will be shown by Castaway Yacht Sales and G3 Tritoons will be featured by Huron Lagoons Marina, among other exhibits. Inflatable boats have never been more popular, so itâ€™s no surprise Islander Marine Sales will show off the largest selection of Brig Inflatables. Now the worldâ€™s largest manufacturer of rigid inflatables ranging from an 11-foot yacht tenders to 26-foot high performance center consoles, all three of Brigâ€™s series â€“ the Eagles, Falcons and Navigators â€“ will be on display. Overall, the more than 400 boats in the show will surround a wide variety of accessory and service displays ranging from marinas and clubs to electronics and clothing. The special public service exhibits area will include hands on activities, and the line up of boating and fishing seminars is the most extensive in the eventâ€™s history. Itâ€™s Ohioâ€™s largest winter boat show and more than 45,000 boaters are expected to make the party this year. MAB
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The show rocks with the spirit of “The Bay” on opening night Popular Put-in-Bay entertainers Ray Fogg, Westside Steve and Pat Shepard will headline the live musical entertainment for the gala opening night of the 2018 Progressive MidAmerica Boat Show in Cleveland’s I-X Center. “It’s become as much a tradition on boat show opening night as it is all summer at Putin-Bay for top name entertainers to gather for a mid-winter party,” says show manager Bryan Ralston. “Coupling their unique music while sipping a cup of the Boardwalk’s iconic Lobster Bisque is what packs the special Putin-Bay exhibit area every first night.” Ray Fogg has entertained thousands for more than 20 years at “The Bay” on South Bass Island. In fact, each year Fogg presides over the party for the official opening and closing of the tourist season annually held in the island’s famous Round House. He records his unique music for Sweetwater Records. Westside Steve has been dubbed the Island’s Ambassador because of his many TV appearances in which he never fails to promote Put-in-Bay. And he doesn’t do it only in Ohio. During the spring and fall, Steve is promoting “the Bay” while he’s entertaining on another island, Key West, Florida. There he’s likely found at popular Rick’s Bar, while during the summer he’s usually found making music at the Crescent’s Patio Bar. Pat Shepard will be found at “the Bay” entertaining in Frosty’s Bar. With his original songs, he hopes “most of the people have seen or experienced the stuff I am singing about.” He holds that a performer can’t just play the guitar and sing. “People come to have fun and that’s what I bring to the table
Westside Steve every night.” “Put-in-Bay Night is always a great kickoff for the show’s exhibitors and visitors alike,” says Ralston, “because it represents all the excitement of summer boating on Lake Erie. In fact, it draws together boating friends and Island talent for some mid-winter fun. And, the Island’s trademark Lobster Bisque, brought in fresh daily from the Boardwalk, sells out every night.” Although there is no way of knowing in advance, the party has often been “crashed” by other entertainers who are synonymous with summers at “the Bay.” It can become an even more unique evening with lots of island talent in one place at one time! MAB
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Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349 For those who want the ultimate hands-on experience in boating, thereâ€™s no better answer than sailing, and it will be an important part of this yearâ€™s Progressive Mid-America Boat Show. Sailboats, sailing schools, sailing clubs and an exciting new community outreach program named The Foundry that focuses on sailing and rowing will all be getting the attention of show visitors. If large sailboats are your passion, Riverfront Yacht Sales (downtown Cleveland) will be displaying a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 389 and the smaller Sun Odyssey 349. The 12-meter 389 was designed by Marc Lombard and is a spacious cruising boat reputed to be stable and render good seakeeping. The Jeanneau 349, like her bigger sister, is considered a perfect combination of performance and comfort. Sheâ€™s well-suited to family cruising with three cabins, a roomy salon and big cockpit. Sailing has taken on a new meaning in Cleveland with the development of The Foundry, a non-profit outgrowth of the original Cleveland Rowing Association. Headquartered in an 1893 foundry building, with a clever slogan â€œWhere Athletes are Forged,â€? the program boasts a state of the art rowing center on Columbus Avenue that houses the best rowing tank in the nation (second best is at Yale!). Now, The Foundry has rapidly grown to include sailing. Last year it took over the old Coast Guard See Sailing at the Show page 16
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The Progressive Mid-America Boat Show has always been about family boating, so itâ€™s a nobrainer that the show includes activities and entertainment for the kids. Kids Fishing 411 Seminar: New this year, Ohioâ€™s best-known outdoor author and radio personality, Dan Armitage, will bring his popular Kids Fishing 411 Seminar to the boat show. Heâ€™s passionate about sharing fishing with kids of all ages. Heâ€™ll show kids hands-on how to rig and use a simple cane pole, get the kids to handle live bait like worms and minnows, and keep them fully involved by flashing his Worldâ€™s Largest Bobber and the Worldâ€™s Biggest Fishing Hook! He ends each show by taking a child up on the Berkley Fish Tank, demonstrates how to properly fit a personal floatation device, and catch and release largemouth bass in the 5000-gallon glass-sided aquarium. His weekly radio show, â€œBuckeye Sportsman with Dan Armitage,â€? is heard every Saturday on 24 Ohio stations. He will present his Kids Fishing 411 at the boat show two days only: Thursday, (Jan. 18) and Sunday, (Jan. 21). For times see the show schedules at www.clevelandboatshow.com and click on â€œFishNOWExpo.â€? Arrrrgh! Itâ€™s a pirateâ€™s life for all the youngsters when the Capnâ€™ Willie, the Great Lakes Pirate, See Kids at the Show page 16
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station at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River to develop the sailing program. Aimed at high school and college students, the overall program currently has 4 high school rowing teams and 6 sailing teams including 1 college sailing team. The sailing fleet is made up of 420’s (most popular double handed learn-to-sail boat), Tartan 10’s, J-22’s and RS Quests. Looking ahead to next summer, The Foundry sailing teams will be competing in the Inter-Lake Yachting Association’s events. Moreover, The Foundry program has partnered with Edgewater Yacht Club and the Cleveland Metro Parks to increase participation in the learn-to-sail programs. More information about The Foundry program will be found in show in The Foundry booth and at the nearby Metro Parks display. Other show exhibitors centered on sailing include Harbor North (Huron) that represents Hanse, Walker Bay and Hunter sailboats; Erie Islands Sailing School; Doyle Sailmakers and Great Lakes Rigging; Ullman Sails-Cleveland; Highlander Class Association; Cleveland Metro Parks Sailing; North Coast Sailing Singles; Sandusky Sailing Club; Edgewater Yacht Club; Cleveland Amateur Boatbuilders, among others. MAB
takes to the stage for his edu-tainment show. Featuring music, stories and hands-on fun, kids and parents alike may find themselves caught up in the Capn’ Willie marching line! Shiver-me-timbers, his shows are slated for: Thursday, 3:00pm, and 7:00 pm; Friday, 3:00pm, 5:00pm and 7:00 pm; Saturday, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm and 7:30 pm; Sunday, 12:30pm, 2:30 pm and 4:30pm. Hands-on Activities: The “Boating Experience” section of the show will boast a variety of hands-on activities for kids in many public service displays, ranging from building a little wooden sailboat to learning knot tying. Kid’s get a “passport”, visit all the exhibits, get their passport stamped, and receive a free pass to sail through the roof aboard the I-X Center’s iconic ferris wheel. Meet A Mermaid! There’s no such thing, you say? There is at the boat show and it’s one of several great family photo ops. Fish tail and all, the Boat Show Mermaid has been in more
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pictures taken at the show by visitors than any other feature. (Mermaid on hand Saturday and Sunday only. More Photo Ops: Meet and take pictures with “Coastie” the talking Coast Guard Auxiliary boat that cruises around the show talking to kids (and adults, for that matter) about always being safe on the water. And, Capn’ Willie the Great Lakes Pirate loves to pose with the whole family! MAB
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Boat Show Seminars lineup covers many topics… An all-star lineup of boating and fishing “professors” will be holding classes on the “Lake Erie University” stage, sponsored by Buckeye Sports Center, at the 2018 Progressive Mid-America Boat Show, January 18-21 in the I-X Center:
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Masters Marine exhibit. Boat Masters, will also being exhibiting Chaparral, Crownline, Bennington and Godfrey models. Meanwhile, Beaver Park Marine will boast an all-center console display of Sea Fox Boats including the 186 commander, 226 commander, 249 Adventure Side Console, and 266 Commander. Regrettably, all new 286 Commander won’t be available for the show, now expected in February. Other fishing models will be found in the exhibits of MarineMax showing Sailfish, and Portage Lakes Marine displaying Polar Kraft boats. MarineMax also features Sea Ray and Galeon yachts, while Portage Lakes will display a series of Regal Boats, too. Pursuit Boats are famous for their fishing designs. The new Pursuit 408 center console model with triple Yamaha 350’s will lead a large South Shore Marine exhibit. They’ll also have two Grady White premiere showings of the 216 Fisherman and the 236 Fisherman, among other models.
All anglers, whether expert or novice, are expected to applaud the addition of the “Fish NOW Expo” to this year’s Progressive Mid-America Boat Show. It’s the largest fishing orientation in the boat show’s long history. Highlights include the first-ever appearance of the 5000-gallon glass-sided Berkley Tank featuring daily seminars by well-known Ohio anglers Jay Gillsillan and Jim Vitaro; two special presentations of “Kids Fishing 411” by outdoor broadcaster Dan Armitage; and angling seminars by tournament champions like Mark Brumbaugh, Jim Stedke, Travis Hartman, Ray Buddie and John Hageman. Seminars and angling exhibits notwithstanding, fishing boat models ranging from the increasingly popular fishing kayaks to the triple outboard-powered mega-center-consoles will be found throughout the show. For example, Cabela’s, a name synonymous with fishing and outdoor gear, will join the boat show for the first time. And, in a big way – displaying fishing machines from Mako, Tracker and Nitro (also Tahoe sport boats and pontoons from Regency and Sun Tracker). No names are bigger in center consoles than Regulator and Key West. Catawba Moorings will have its largest exhibit to date boasting a Regulator lineup that includes the 34, 31, 28 and 25foot models. In addition, Key West will unveil a brand new 263 Center Console displayed with the Key West 21FS, 23FS and 23DFS. Fishing models from Robalo and Alumacraft will also be ready for boarding in the Boat
THURSDAY (1/18) – Buckeye Sports Lake Erie University Stage 1:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . “Fish Like A Pro!” Jim Stedke, Ohio Game Fishing and Walleye Champion 2:00 PM . . . . . . . “Best Boating Apps and Safety Practices” Sam Insalaco, U.S. Power Squadron 3:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . “Fish Like A Pro!” Jim Stedke, Ohio Game Fishing and Walleye Champion 4:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . “Cruising Lake Erie” Jim Ehrman & Mark Gagyi, Great Lakes Cruising Club 5:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Marine Weather Forecasting” Sam Insalaco, U.S. Power Squadron 6:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Boating the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland” ODNR/USCG THURSDAY (1/18) – The Berkley Tank 5:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Armitage, Host of the Buckeye Sportsman - Kids Fishing 411 7:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Armitage, Host of the Buckeye Sportsman - Kids Fishing 411 FRIDAY (1/19) - Buckeye Sports Lake Erie University Stage 1:00 PM . . . . . . . “Best Boating Apps and Safety Practices” Sam Insalaco, U.S. Power Squadron 2:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . “Fish Like A Pro!” Jim Stedke, Ohio Game Fishing and Walleye Champion 3:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Marine Weather Forecasting” Sam Insalaco, U.S. Power Squadron 4:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Trolling Crankbaits” Mark Brumbaugh, Walleye Tournament Angler 5:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . “Cruising Lake Erie” Jim Ehrman & Mark Gagyi, Great Lakes Cruising Club 6:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Walleye Wisdom” Ryan Buddie Tournament Angler and Guide 7:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Boating the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland” ODNR/USCG
SUNDAY (1/21) – Berkley Tank 12:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Armitage, Host of the Buckeye Sportsman - Kids Fishing 411 2:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Armitage, Host of the Buckeye Sportsman - Kids Fishing 411 PLUS MORE! Visit www.clevelandboatshow.com for additional, last-minute seminars added to the list.
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SUNDAY (1/21) - Buckeye Sports Lake Erie University Stage 11:00 AM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Perch Fishing Mania” John Hageman, Ohio Sea Grant 12:00 PM . . . . . . . . . “Cruising Lake Erie” Jim Ehrman & Mark Gagyi, Great Lakes Cruising Club 1:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Boating the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland” ODNR/USCG 2:00 PM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Walleye Wisdom” Ryan Buddie Tournament Angler and Guide 3:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Lakefront Eats!” Cleveland Metroparks staff 4:00 PM . . . . . . . “Best Boating Apps and Safety Practices” Sam Insalaco, U.S. Power Squadron 5:00 PM . . . . . . . . . . “Fish Like A Pro!” Jim Stedke, Ohio Game Fishing and Walleye Champion
SATURDAY (1/20) – Special Walleye College Stage 2:30-5:3 PM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “Walleye College” Travis Hartman, Jim & Rich Stedke, Mark Brumbaugh, Ryan Buddie
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Celebrating their 24th year of being one of Ohio’s biggest fishing boat dealers, Vic’s Sports Center will present a large exhibit of Ranger, Starcraft, and Starweld boats. They’ll also display the Ranger Reata pontoons that come complete with rod racks and seating with fishing in mind. Meanwhile, Happy Days Boating, with its traditionally large display, will offer the newest models from Parker as well as center consoles by Robalo and Tidewater. Happy Days will also display Chaparral. The 2018 line up of center consoles from Cobia will make up a major part of the Pier 53 display. In addition, they’ll offer fishing models from Skeeter and cruising boats from Monterey 21 to 40 feet. The boat show will run for 4 days, January 18-21, in Cleveland’s I-X Center. For up-to-date information, go to: www.clevelandboatshow.com. MAB
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Step aboard Pursuitâ€™s 408 Sport at the 2018 Cleveland Boat Show. The S408 beckons big-game fisherman and families alike with a true center console footprint and the luxury amenities of Pursuitâ€™s Sport Series. A stout helm, rugged hardtop, large cabin space and tremendous seating choices around the cockpit mark the S408 a leader in her category. Pick your pleasure aboard the S408, lounge, entertain, fish and dive all in the comfort of uniquely engineered social zones. The bow features a full sunpad along with lounge seating complimented by a convertible table. For the Captain a three-wide helm arrangement offers plenty of room and adjustment to enjoy operating the boat with friends and family are close by. Aft in the cockpit, complete with mezzanine seating, you can fish hard and entertain when dockside with amenities like the transom freezer box and electric grill. And with the privacy of an enclosed head and light kitchen amenities overnight for a short weekend getaway. Stop by the South Shore Marine display at the 2018 Cleveland Boat Show and experience this and other first class boats or visit them at www.SouthShoreMarine.com.
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cheaper â€“ using less material and inferior quality material. Buyers may purchase a NAME they know or have owned in the past; not realizing it does not have the same quality. As the CEO of a salvage and repair company, I saw many changes in boat construction. I encountered boats poorly built in the past, now ranked among the best. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true. Some boats that were among the best built are now selling on name only and their quality may be greatly diminished. The quality or lack of it means purchasers may not be buying what they expect. All this may lead you to think, there is always the warranty. This is another area of a boat purchase the buyer needs to look into before he signs on the dotted line. A problems that has always plagued the boat building industry is warranty service. Problems stem from a variety of reasons. Dealers are not paid a fair amount for correcting factory defects thus they are reluctant to do warranty work when they can make a better profit on out-of-warranty repairs. Another problem for the servicing dealer is he may replace or repair a boat under warranty only to find out the manufacturer disclaims responsibility and the dealer is left without reimbursement. Another problem with warranty service is getting parts needed for repairs. If a manufacturer can only get enough parts to keep his assembly of new boats going, he may back order replacement parts. The dealer therefore, although willing to make the repairs, cannot get needed parts. I have
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This time each year, boat shows pop up everywhere and fishermen and women and all those who enjoy going boating start thinking about a new boat. One of the best places to check them all out is at the Cleveland Boat Show. I have repeatedly advised, when buying a used boat, purchasers should request a survey or at least check with a marine consultant before buying. Problems are often encountered with a used boat purchase. Seldom do you have an option of going back on the seller â€“ a fact that usually provides the incentive to take the plunge and buy a new boat. Buying a new boat could also present risk. If this statement leaves you confused consider this, many major boat manufactures have changed hands, some more than once. They have sold out for a variety of reasons. A major one could have been lack of profits. It is a certainty a new company taking over will have the bottom line as an objective. A well-known business strategy that contributes to higher profits is purchasing power. A manufacturer of multiple model boats can obtain volume discounts. This helps meet the anticipated profit margin and is just good business. Another way companies increase profits is by building the same brand name boat
heard of new boat owners missing all or a good portion of a season just waiting for repairs. When shopping for a boat of any size a buyer usually makes price comparisons. When comparing a number of boats of like size and construction if one is priced well below the other beware, there must be a reason. A buyer should investigate before buying. If a boat is cheaper priced because it is made with cheaper material, it may not be the best buy. I have encountered boats that manufacturers cut the quality to the maximum in order to stay priced below the competition. In my opinion, purchasers of these models made poor selections and will likely regret their choice for years to come. Not all boats are inferior but a "brand" name is no longer enough to guarantee a well-built product. If you are purchasing a new boat, check with other boaters that have also made a new boat purchase recently. Ask them frankly if they feel they got the best buy for their dollar. Ask questions about any warranty repair matters. Carefully check the construction of a new boat before you buy it. If you are not completely satisfied, find a consultant or surveyor to question. There are also information hotlines such as those available through Boat U.S. These sources cannot advise you what to buy, but they will tell you about any major problems or recalls they have been made aware of. Buying a new boat can be a great experience. Do not rush into a deal until you have gathered all the information you can get. Your time spent researching may increase the time you have for boating in the future. MAB
By Capt. Fred Davis
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Regal Boats have the absolute highest standards and innovation with no comprise in luxury, performance and elegance. Paul and Carol Kuck founded Regal Marine Industries in 1969. In the pursuit of a vision, they left the legacy of a new world class standard in boating luxury. However, the hope was initially set back in 1973 when the Kucks lost most of their original investment to the energy crisis. “Whatever happens from this time forward,” Paul prayed, “is because of You.” With God’s help and bold determination, the Kucks began to reinvent innovation and customer service - leading to more than 40 years of success. Today, Regal boats define state-of-the-art craftsmanship, and continue to carry Paul and Carol’s philosophy that faith and stewardship will always guide the way.
Regal Boats was recognized as the “Boat of The Year” by Boating Magazine for the 2017 model year. Regal – the essence of style and class – brings to the boating market the most innovative designs and performance. Join Portage Lakes Marine and the Regal family and see the difference for yourself.
We welcome everyone to Portage Lakes Marine – a family-owned and operated dealership full of boating enthusiasts and fishermen who share a passion for what we do. We represent the finest boat and engine companies and strive every day to put our customers on the water to enjoy life just a little more. We’re a full service dealership who puts our customers first. Portage Lakes Marine is located in the beautiful and friendly Portage Lakes – just a short drive south of downtown Cleveland and Akron. We cover the entire Cleveland market from Sandusky Bay to Ashtabula and south to Dover/New Philadelphia. We welcome you to this year’s boat show and invite you to visit our display. Discover our great deals on the best boats in the industry. Find out about everything we have to offer. We look forward to our family meeting your family – and helping to bring your dream boat to reality. Get to know Portage Lake Marine –
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The ultimate fishing machine in quality and value. Whether you’re hitting the big water for big walleye or taking a relaxing day on a small lake for panfish – PolarKraft has you covered with models ranging from 10’ to 20’. It’s the absolute best aluminum fishing boat on the water hands down!
Since 1972, Tahoe Pontoons has created the finest pontoon boats made in the USA. Their commitment to excellence in design, construction, and service has made them an industry leader. With thousands of already satisfied and loyal customers, they strive to create a durable, affordable pontoon boat to suit all your needs.
You are Invited to Portage Lakes Marine’s
2018 In-House BOAT SHOWCASE! Bring your family and join our family in a nice warm showroom and see what’s new from Regal Boats, PolarKraft Fishing Boats & Tahoe Luxury Pontoon boats all on display inside! Catch those last minute boat show promotions and take a little more time checking out your new dream boat! You won’t want to miss out on all the deals. Tons of in-house bargains and the final chance to latch on to the best deals of the entire year.
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Visitors can get a totally submersive experience when they Go Dive Now at the show
and use of the equipment are all free thanks to DEMA. A 1,300-member international organization, DEMA dedicated to the promotion and growth of the recreational scuba diving and snorkeling industry through consumer awareness programs and media campaigns. Since 2000 the DEMA touring pool has crisscrossed the nation encourag-
“Diving” into the 2018 Progressive MidAmerica Boat Show isn’t just an expression - it can be the real thing for show visitors wanting to put on the scuba gear and really get wet! The “Go Dive Now” pool has become a popular feature at the boat show and it will return this year for the 61st Annual edition of Ohio’s oldest and largest boat show. It’s actually a special pool and exhibit created by the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association (DEMA). While snow may be falling outside, show attendees inside who have always wanted to try scuba can literally head under water accompanied by a
certified instructor coach. The traveling DEMA 30-foot, 15,000-gallon pool and exhibit is complete with all the newest diving equipment including wetsuits, fins, masks, compressors and much more. “Go Dive Now” will be manned by professional instructors recruited from area dive shops and schools. Show visitors wanting to get the scuba experience should bring a swim suit and towel. There are some restrictions: Ages 10 to 15 will be required to have an adult in the pool with them. Teens 16 and up must be accompanied by an adult who is not required to be in the pool. The lesson
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ing thousands of new scuba enthusiasts. “For those who have never tried scuba and are unsure whether they would want to learn more,” says Ralston, “the ‘Go Dive Now’ pool attraction is a great way to get your feet wet.” For all the latest event schedules and show details, go to: www.clevelandboatshow.com. MAB
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Boat Show Special!
Welcome to the Winter Boat Show Season! The fun and excitement of looking for your next boat, first boat, last boat, forever boat, has begun! Or maybe you are an enthusiastic boat owner that is browsing for neat innovations, trends, electronics or fun knick knacks. Either way, enjoy the excitement and passion that comes with each boat show, free of charge! If you are indeed in the hunt of the perfect boat for you and your family, I always recommend making a list. Write down your boat Must Haves, Wants and absolute Do NOT Wants. Anything that falls in the grey area is up for negotiations, however, the must haves MUST be met to ensure you are happy with your boat. My parents recently bought a second, smaller boat because their large daily boat was not allowing them to get into shallower areas they wanted to explore. Also, the large boat provided too much wake for us to be able to tube, knee board etc. behind it. Now that their grandchildren are getting old enough to do so, they wanted to be able to provide that fun! Looking at all the impressive boats can be so over-whelming! It can even be easy to talk yourself into a different style boat than what you actually want because of neat features, pricing, deals, accents, electronic packagesâ€Ś even the incredible color schemes available! As you know, a boat is a large purchase, and one to last many years making it critical to think ahead, plan ahead and be sure the boat you purchase checks all of your boxes! Besides the awesome display of boats, you can find your way to the numerous exhibitors showcasing the latest and greatest innovations: ranging from cleaning supplies, boat polish, electronics, jewelry, the latest in sporting equipment and fishing equipment, clothing, and more! Luckily, those displaying are all excited to share their products with you and welcome chit chat. This is a great opportunity to learn and discuss the challenges you incur while boating to search for a resolution. Our leisure time is precious and limited making it critical to make the best of each moment. Find the trinkets that make life just a little bit easier and more enjoyable. Make your lists, check them twice, and figure out what purchases will make your boating experience â€“ and all the more Happy Boating! MAB
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The all new Sea Fox 288 Commander boasts a redesigned layout and console that draws in many of the popular features found on our flagship 328 Commander. The result is a refined, capable offshore platform with more than a touch of style. On the way to the grounds, a 20-degree deadrise aft yields a soft ride at speed without sacrificing stability while anchored, drifting, or trolling. Meanwhile, twin Yamaha F300s with full digital instrumentation deliver a blistering 60 mph top end and, just as importantly, an incredibly economical 32 mph cruise at 2.4 mpg. With a 176-gallon fuel tank, that translates to a cruising range in excess of 400 miles. Driving is both comfortable and secure with tilt, power-assist steering and deluxe convertible bucket/bolster helm seats. For more information on the Sea Fox 288 visit the Beaver Park Marina display at the show.
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Johnny K’s Powersports plans Spring 2018 move and major expansion to Elyria’s Midway Mall
Catawba Moorings and sales staff honored for achievement
Johnny K’s Powersports will be moving and expanding their current Cleveland location on Engle Road to the Elyria Midway Mall, conveniently located on Rt. 57 between I-90/Rt. 2 and Ohio Turnpike Exit 145. They have purchased the 102,000 square foot former Macy’s store location there. In addition to their current lines, which include Sea Doo, Can Am and Scarab Boats, they will be adding Polaris Offroad and Indian Motorcycles to their options for outdoor sporting fun.
Regulator Marine honored Catawba Moorings and Paul Ochs for their outstanding sales achievement in the 2017 model year. Catawba Moorings was awarded the Platinum Dealership Award. Catawba Moorings sold $2.46 million of Regulators in the model year. Also, Paul Ochs was awarded the Northeast Region Salesman of the Year in 2017. Ochs said “I would first like to thank our clients for their trust in us and the Regulator brand. A good portion of these sales were repeat customers. With the help of the office staff and the service department we were able to meet and exceed our customer’s needs. It’s a team effort at Catawba Moorings.“ For more information on Regulator Marine and the Catawba Moorings, visit www.catawbamoorings.com.
Serious fishing machines. 18.5’ to 25’ The North River Seahawk is as beautiful as it is functional. Fishing purists have long championed the extremely well-built Seahawk as the most comfortable smooth riding, spacious and stable fishing platform in its class.
You Deserve A Honda. So Does Your Boat. Honda quality, reliability, power, fuel-efficiency and ease of maintenance define outstanding boating performance. Our quiet, four-stroke engines offer best-of-class features in models ranging from 2.3 to 250 hp. All are backed by our True 5 non-declining 5-year warranty—the best manufacturer’s warranty in the industry. Choosing the right boat is exciting. Choosing the right engine is essential. Go with the outboard that keeps your boat going strong: Honda Marine.
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From the thousands of dealers in the U.S. and Canada – and hundreds of nominations – the annual list of the “Top 100” has been announced by Boating Industry magazine, and four area dealers are on it. OneWater Marine Holdings aka South Shore Marine (Huron) was named the Dealer of the Year. In addition, Atwood Lake Boats (Mineral City), Buckeye Sports Center (Peninsula) and Clemons Boats (Sandusky) rounded out the list. It is also notable that Marine Max was named Dealer of the Year several times over the 12-
year history of these rankings and was permanently placed in the “Top 100 Hall of Fame.” The “Top 100” is the only independent ranking of boat dealers in North America. The list recognizes dealerships that are unsurpassed in business operations, professionalism, marketing tactics, customer service and more. Boating Industry Editor in Chief, Jonathan Sweet, explains: “These dealers excel not only at the business of selling boats, but also delivering a great customer experience.” It’s notable that the dealers on the list are stronger than they have been since before the Great Recession, clearly indicating that the boating industry is rapidly growing again. The “Top 100” and Hall of Fame dealers exceeded $2.7 billion in total revenue. As one might expect, all five of these top dealerships have large displays in this year’s boat show. MAB
Boats are out of the water and boaters in the Northcoast Ohio and southeastern Michigan areas are wondering where to get their props repaired. With Ron Jacob’s retirement from Wolverine Propellers (we wish you well, Ron), NorthCoast Prop Tech in Huron, Ohio can provide you with Prop Scan propeller repair technology and service for all of your running gear needs. We service all propeller makes and models from the smallest recreational boats to the largest yachts, commercial ferries, and Coast Guard vessels on the Great Lakes, Mississippi River, and beyond. Located in the heart of Ohio’s boating region, NorthCoast Prop Tech utilizes Prop Scan Technology, a computerized marine propeller inspection system capable of measuring propeller pitch to 1/1000 of an inch. Enabling precise repair, remanufacture, and modification of propellers to the very highest levels and “seeing” inaccuracies in face camber and section shape undetectable to the naked eye. Some boaters claim, “I haven’t hit anything, and my props look fine!” Are you sure? The amount of thrust your propellers produce can actually reduce pitch over time decreasing your boat’s performance. Don’t assume you can “see” damages or pitch changes to your prop. Bring your propellers in for a FREE Prop Scan Analysis. We’ll let you know if they are within specifica-
Four area dealers named to “Top 100”
Prop Scan offers restoration of power, speed, performance to engine propellors
tion or show you specific areas which might need attention. NorthCoast Prop Tech also measures and straightens shafts, struts, and rudders, has in-house welding capabilities, and utilizes Prop Press 360 for major pitch and tuning needs. We offer sales of new propellers and all of your running gear needs. Let Prop Scan Technology improve your boat, yacht, or commercial vessel’s overall performance to increase speed, reduce fuel consumption, eliminate propeller-induced vibrations, and synchronize multiple engines. Customer Mike M. reports, “I was having issues with smoke – a lot of smoke! They checked the props and found out they were two inches out of pitch – pretty extreme. (They tuned them) back into the right pitch and what a difference. The engines no longer smoke. Everything was right on and exactly as forecasted.” Capt. Bill says “Large log versus props equalled bad news. I brought my props in for a quick fix, and NorthCoast got me back onto the water in no time… and running way better than before.” Visit the North Coast Prop Tech display at the boat show for more information about their services. MAB
New Regal 1900 Surf offers the ultimate in wake surfing at an affordable price
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Harrisâ€™ flagship Crowne pontoon series redefines luxury at every turn Harris Boatsâ€™ Crowne series boasts sleek lines, premium construction, elegant detailing, dramatic power and agile handling, as well as a startling array of amenities and modern floorplans for truly inspired onboard living. Without question, this flagship pontoon will redefine luxury at every turn. Visit the Atwood Lake Boats display to view the 2018 Harris Crowne 250SLEB equipped with a custom Mercury 350 Verado.
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See it at the show The brand new 2018 Regal 1900 Surf Edition changes the game with an affordable family sport boat that now offers all the Surf features at a very attractive price! The Regal 19 Surf is the only 19â€˛ boat on the water with the versatility to raise your adrenaline levels and comfortably cruise to your favorite sandbar. The RegalVue display and Surf System provide the ultimate tool for both the casual and serious surfers while the FasTrac hull allows for faster speeds, better fuel efficiency, and a smooth ride, even in chop. At this extraordinary value, the 19 Surf will change the way you think about surf boats. Check this awesome machine out at Portage Lakes Marine booth 705!
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New Brig Eagle 10 is no ordinary boat
The new Eagle 10, which was introduced into the US pleasure boating market at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show last November by Brig USA, is a real gamechanger in the inflatable RIB market. Already a big hit since the Eagle 10 was introduced last summer in Sydney Australia and in the European market, sales have been brisk to say the least. Production has been stepped up to accommodate the demand for Brig RIB’s new Flagship. The Eagle 10, designed to be an “ultimate day and weekend cruiser” featuring a super deep Vee fiberglass hull surrounded by carbon fiber, Hypalon tubes, providing an extremely durable and lightweight combination. Nearly 33’ in length, the power is a pair of 300hp engines for 50 mph plus top speed. The boat is loaded with many features, such being a well appointed cabin with a double bunk, large outside seating for up to 10 passengers, table, galley, stove refrigerator, sink, outdoor shower, swim ladder, sun lounging deck, and more. The Eagle 10 is now on display in the Sirocco Marine Fort Lauderdale Show room. Visit the Islander Marine Sales and Brig display at space #855 at the Cleveland Mid America Boat Show.
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2018 Everglades 230CC is multi-purpose and family friendly See it
The Everglades 230CC is a family friendly, multi-purpose fishing boat. In addition to fishing, this boat is great for cruising or pulling up on the sandbar with friends. Everglades designed a unique, split bow rail and removable ladder so you can pull your bow up onto the beach and easily climb off and on. It also includes a vast sun pad that covers the casting deck and lounge. Standard equipment on the 230CC includes rod holders, a 60 gallon self-bailing fish box, a 27 gallon live well, and 65 quart Yeti cooler. Clearly, there is something for everyone in the family! Marine Tech Concepts, Ohio's only Everglades dealer, will be displaying the 230CC at the Show.
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Forest River Marine, maker of South Bay pontoons and tritoons, is giving its pontoons a cutting-edge makeover. This company partnered with Vixen Composites to create V-Lite Performance Decking, a lighter, longer-lasting alternative to traditional plywood. This entirely synthetic decking is waterproof, bugproof, and formaldehydefree, with an impressively high strength-to-weight ratio. This means no more rotting, mildewing, swelling, or attacks from pests like termites or ants. V-Lite is also up to 50 percent lighter than plywood, lending these pontoons increased performance and fuel efficiency. The decking is even seamless, with each floor made from a single piece. V-Lite Performance Decking is now a standard on all Forest River Marine pontoons. All models are available at Castaway Yacht Sales LLC
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Put-in-Bay author Bob Adamov releases newest novel
Adamov was the featured author at the 2006 Ernest Hemingway Literary Festival in Key West. He was named Writer of the Year (2010) in regional competition sponsored by the University of Akron’s Wayne College. Adamov’s first novel - Rainbow’s End - was a 2003 runnerup as the top fiction novel in the Great Lakes (won by Pulitzer Prize winner – Middlesex.) His
novels were rated 5 Stars by the Midwest Book Review and several were named as top novels in northeast Ohio by the Akron Beacon Journal. Adamov’s novels additionally have won awards at the Hollywood Book Festival, London Book Festival, New York Book Festival, the Indie Awards, Great Midwest Book Festival and Florida Book Festival. His string of island bestsellers: Rainbow’s End, Pierce the Veil, When Rainbows Walk, Promised Land, The Other Side of Hell, Tan Lines, Sandustee, Zenobia and Missing well reflect Adamov’s writing style that has been compared to internationally acclaimed bestselling authors Clive Cussler and Tom Clancy. A Kent State University graduate, Adamov resides in Wooster, Ohio. He often can be seen in Put-in-Bay, Key West and the Cayman Islands with his scuba diving, boating and treasure hunting friends. He had worked for an Arlington, Virginia-based defense contractor in the intelligence sector. Adamov is finalizing the next novel in the series – Chincoteague Calm involving mysterious NASA rocket explosions and covert Russian and Chinese saboteurs on Chincoteague Island in Virginia. He is also working on Flight, which deals with a mystery surrounding former Bellevue resident and railroad tycoon Henry Flagler and a train to Key West. For more information or to have Adamov speak at your event, visit: www.BobAdamov.com or call: 330-289-7616. Follow Adamov on Facebook. MAB
The Story in Brief Put-in-Bay-based investigative reporter Emerson Moore is pulled into a complex series of incidents which link a sunken World War II u-boat on a special assignment to FDR’s death in 1945 to terrorists on a deadly mission. Moore must connect the threads before the terrorists wreak havoc using drones on a key Florida military site and a New Orleans world leaders’ conference. In Key West, Moore joins renowned shipwreck hunter Willie Wilbanks as they team up with a Turkish underwater archeologist, his ravishing daughter/research assistant, and a motley crew of misfits on a dangerous adventure in the Straits of Florida to find the sunken u-boat. When disaster strikes, Moore and Wilbanks find themselves adrift at sea with little hope for rescue. Racing against time, Moore is suckerpunched on his most thrilling journey yet. Golden Torpedo is a gripping epic of danger as Moore follows a trail that leads to treachery and a deadly climax.
Award-winning Put-in-Bay author Bob Adamov will be signing copies of his recently released tenth novel, Golden Torpedo, at the MidAmerica Boat Show near Frosty’s during regular show hours.
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2018 Calendar of Wooden Boats continues to delight The 2018 Calendar of Wooden Boats® featuring the work of internationally recognized marine photographer Benjamin Mendlowitz is now available. The 2018 edition of the Calendar of Wooden Boats® marks its 36th year of publication. The 2018 calendar includes wooden boats ranging from Mink, a Herreshoff sloop built in 1914 to Artemis, a canoestern sloop built in 2016 by Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway. All twelve photographs capture the nautical spirit and the universal appeal of classic wooden boats. Mendlowitz continues to put together a stunning collection of photos representing primarily sailing vessels, but also included are power and rowing boats. The newly published photographs are complimented by informative captions written by
wooden boat expert Maynard Bray. Bray and Mendlowitz have collaborated on the calendar since its launch in 1983. The calendar has become a tradition for wooden boat enthusiasts as well as admirers of fine photography. Many have enjoyed and collected the calendar since its first edition. The Calendar of Wooden Boats® is designed in an elegant 12" x 24" wall format and is available at bookstores, chandleries, select retailers, and directly from NOAH Publications for $16.95. For more information about the calendar and other products featuring the photography of Benjamin Mendlowitz, visit NOAH Publications at www.woodenboatscalendar.com. MAB
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Ice fishing South Bass and the mainland
By Richard Martin The coming of hard water traditionally means no fishing for months to come, but boaters willing to spend some hours peering down an ice hole can still harvest a good catch of walleyes, and coming from very cold water they're even more tasty than usual. You can catch walleyes in a number of inland lakes, but it's become tradition for a modest number of serious anglers to head for Lake Erie when ice is good and fish are biting, and why not? The big lake is
only about an hour or two drive for many offseason boaters, and fishing up there can be an interesting business. Some will soon be hitting Erie marinas for big crappie and perch, others might be working a few miles off Catawba Island State Park or parts more western which can be a little chancy unless ice is thick. But, other than the marinas, there's one place that's pretty safe, often offers excellent fishing, and lets anglers enjoy their day in a quiet, windswept spot where ice sculptures
drape the shorelines, and sundogs might be seen on sparkling clear nights, a lovely world that's totally unlike hometown farm ponds and lakes. That's territory between South Bass Island and Rattlesnake, a place where the ice is anchored, holds tight, and grows thick, in this strange and almost exotic place. Anglers planning to fly over will call and make reservations at Griffing Airlines (1-419-734-5400) just east of Port Clinton, head up there in the pre-dawn darkness, and wait for a flight. Most will be carrying big buckets holding a couple of short ice rods, a selection of
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exotic winter destination, keep in mind that it's not a guaranteed business just like fishing anywhere. There'll be days of storm and high winds when bites are few and far between, and days of calm when they might hit rapidly. I've fished all day up there with never a strike and filled a limit more than once in less than an hour. You never know. But the basic tactic is a simple one. You'll fish with two rods each holding a jigging spoon or other type of jig, the hooks baited with shiner minnows. Lower the rig to bottom, reel up a turn, then start jigging the lures gently up and down a few inches, first one then the other. Strikes might be highly noticeable, but often are just a bit of added pressure as the fish below sucks in your offering. Then strike and start reeling. See Ice Fishing page 38
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that late bite, a total of 10-11 hours. There might be others guiding at least part-time this winter, and Griffing Airlines should have a list. You'll call one of them up, make a reservation, and on the appointed day they'll meet you at the airport, take you out to a shanty already heated with a bucket of minnows handy, and check in from time to time to see how the fishing goes. Then at the proper time they'll haul you back to the airport and see you off, hopefully with a bucket of walleyes.. If you're new to ice fishing at Ohio's most
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jigging spoons like Swedish Pimples, jigging Rapalas, and other favorite ice fishing lures, plus hot coffee, a couple of sandwiches, and other necessities. It's important to have a guide for walleye fishing, and while ice fishing guides seem to come and go on South Bass these days there's at least one on the island, Mike Patterson (419-308-6925). Mike charges $260 per person per day, which seems like a lot, but he furnishes all gear, provides lunch, and lets anglers fish from dawn till dark to pick up
Swedish Pimple lures were named one of the 50 Greatest Lures of All Time by Field and Stream. The name comes from the Swedish word "pimpla," meaning to jig. The Swedish Pimple was created by two brothers more than 50 years ago based on successful jigging lures in Sweden. They started the Bay de Noc Lure Company and developed a line of productive fishing lures that continue to be crafted by hand today. This type of lure has been widely used in Sweden for over 100 years with exceptional results on both fresh and saltwater fish. Their proven to take walleye, trout, coho salmon, bass, and panfish.
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Ice Fishing from page 37 Some dedicated anglers with time enough might like to go later in the day, fish the evening until dark, spend their night at one of several B & B's or other facilities (guides should have lists), and be back in the shanty before the first planes even begin loading. Staying overnight can be a good idea since there's often a serious bite at dawn and dusk, which flying anglers usually miss. And it gives you a chance to explore the abundant nightlife of South Bass, which the last time I was there consisted of one bar, For general information about lodging, food, etc. you can call the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau at 800-441-1271. They should have what you need. But whatever your choice, a trip to South Bass can be an unusual and fun event. It's admittedly a little pricey though, since even a day trip can run to several hundred dollars. If you'd rather skip plane fare and maybe an overnight, there are plenty of guides on the mainland willing to take you out, One is Jeff Jeffers (330-360-5106) who runs Double J Charters and concentrates his guiding efforts in the Western Basin. Another is Eric Hrizel (419-467-7526) who also guides around the Basin. And you can get a full list by Googling Lake Erie Ice Fishing Guides. Whoever you pick, call and ask their price, what they offer for visiting anglers, and how the fish are biting at the moment. If you're tired of fighting cabin fever, this whole area can be a sure cure once firm ice arrives. MAB
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17â€™ 2004 Bayliner, 175 BR, 135 hp Merc. w/trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,500 18â€™ 1997 Sea Doo, Challanger, T-110 Hp Jets, w/trailer . . . . . . . . . 6,500 19â€™ 2003 Lund, Pro V-1900, 200 hp Yamaha, w/trailer and Kicker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18,500 20â€™ 2005 Trophy, 2052 WA, 220 hp Merc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23,900 21â€™ 1988 Four Winns, Sundowner, 200 hp OMC, w/trailer . . . . . . . . 6,900 21â€™ 2016 North River, Seahawk, 225 hp Merc. w/trailer . . . . . . . . 63,500 21â€™ 2014 Sea Hunt, Ultra 211, 150 hp Yamaha, w/trailer . . . . . . . 47,500 22â€™ 1986 Baja, Force, 260 hp Merc. w/trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,300 22â€™ 1992 Crestliner, Sabre, 155 hp, Volvo, w/trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . 8,500 22â€™ 1984 Four Winns, Sundowner, 260 hp Merc., w/trailer . . . . . . . 5,900 22â€™ 1967 Lyman, Hard Top, 190 hp Ford, w/trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,000 22â€™ 1988 Sport Craft, Offshore, 175 hp Merc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,300 23â€™ 1999 Sea Pro, 235 WA, 2008 225 Hp Evinrude, w/trailer . . . . 24,000 24â€™ 1988 Bayliner, Ciera, 260 hp OMC, w/trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,900 24â€™ 1997 Crownline, 248 CCR, 250 Ho. Merc., w/trailer . . . . . . . . 15,500 24â€™ 1996 Pursuit, Denali, 300 hp Merc, B-3, w/trailer . . . . . . . . . . 28,500 24â€™ 1987 Rampage, Express, 270 Volvo IB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16,500 24â€™ 1993 Thompson, Fisherman, 190 hp Merc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,500 25â€™ 1998 Baja, 252, 385 hp Merc., w/trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21,500 25â€™ 1999 Four Winns, 258 Vista, 250 hp Volvo, w/trailer . . . . . . . . 17,900 25â€™ 2006 Mariah, 25SC, 260 hp Merc, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19,900 25â€™ 1975 Trojan, Exp. Hardtop, 230 hpFord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,900 25â€™ 1989 Wellcraft, Sportsman, 300 hp Merc. w/trailer . . . . . . . . . 6,900 26â€™ 1985 Cruiserâ€™s, Sea Devil, T-220 hp Crusaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,500 26â€™ 1989 Sea Ray, Cuddy, 260 hp Merc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,000 26â€™ 1989 Sea Ray, Sundancer, 330 hp Merc., w/trailer . . . . . . . . . 12,500 26â€™ 1989 Wellcraft, Antiqua, 330 hp Merc. w/trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,900 27â€™ 1989 Carver, Montego, T-180 hpMercs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,900 27â€™ 1990 Carver, Montego, 330 hp Merc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16,900 27â€™ 1985 Regal, Commodore, T-185 hp Mercs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,900 27â€™ 2000 Rinker, Fiesta Vee, 260 hp Merc, B-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23,500
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29’ ‘03 SEA RAY 290 AMBERJACK, Twin 260hp Mercruisers w/ 380 Hours, SSM Trade, Excellent Condition with Numerous Updates, Cherry Interior, and Spacious Cockpit. To learn more, visit www.SouthShoreMarine.com or call 419-433-5798. $62,900 (817) beautiful boat is ready for a day of entertaining! Call Mike 419-344-7518 WaypointMarineSales.com. (617)
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18’ ’73 CENTURY RESORTER SKI BOAT. Newer Mercruiser 350/280 hp direct drive inboard. Single axle trailer, completely restored from bow to stern and updated. Canvas, swim platform, custom wood dash, full instrumentation, plenty of seating for all your passengers and more. If you envy classics but in fiberglass, look at this! Super clean. Asking 9,450.00 or offer. Battery Park Boat Sales & Brokerage 1-877-291-0512, 419-625-6142. (118)
21’ ’16 BOSTON WHALER 210 DAUNTLESS, 200hp Mercury Verado. Preferred Light Blue Hull! Garmin 12" Display! Pro Supercharged Includes Trailer! Call: Mike 419-344-7518 or visit www.WaypointMarineSales.com (118)
18’ ’04 SEA RAY 185 SPORT BOW RIDER. Mercruiser 4.3L/190 hp. V-6. Single axle Sea Ray trailer w/brakes and swing tongue, cockpit/bow and convertible top, only 190 original hrs., stereo, 2nd owner, no bottom paint ever, always stored inside year round. Never sat in the water! Turn key and ready for the 2018. Battery Park Boat Sales & Brokerage 1-877-291-0512, 419-6256142. (118)
21’ ’16 NORTH RIVER, 30 Hours, extended warranty, Loaded like new. $64,500. Harbor Side Boat Sales, 419-797-0004 (917)
28’ ’14 REGULATOR 28, T/F300 Yamaha, All Fresh Water One Owner, Loaded with RayMarine electronics, Full Mooring Cover, Flag Blue Hull and MORE! $ 179,900.00 Call Paul at the Catawba Moorings, 419 656 4507 (118)
17’ ’69 CHRIS CRAFT CAVALIER, 307cid Commander Engine, Fully restored paint-seats-carpet-etc., brand new custom trailer, cockpit cover, Call John Sima (440) 537-2555 at Sima Marine (917)
21’ ’98 SEA RAY 215 EC. Mercruiser 5.0L/220 hp sterndrive. Tandem axle aluminum trailer, full canvas including camper top, portable air conditioner, transom door, swim platform, rear jump seats, some electronics, sleeps 2, cockpit cover and much more. Boat house kept!!! Very clean. Asking $14,500.00. Battery Park Boat Sales & Brokerage 1-877-291-0512, 419-625-6142. (118)
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15’ ’06 SEA DOO SPORTSTER JET BOAT, Powered by a 4-tec Rotax Supercharger (newly rebuilt) 215 HP. Radio, ski locker, boat cover, bimini top, can wakeboard and tube. Trailer included. Winterized and stored for the winter. Runs excellent, low hours, zero since rebuild. Run up to 52 MPH. $10,999.00. 440724-3659. (817)
26’ ’95 RINKER 265 FIESTA VEE. Mercruiser 350/260 hp Bravo II stern drive. Tandem trailer, low hours, full galley, stand up head w/shower, dual batteries, battery charger, hot water tank, and new canvas. A clean and well maintained vessel. Stored inside heat every season. Asking $14,500.00. Battery Park Boat Sales & Brokerage 1-877-291-0512, 419-625-6142. (118)
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29’ ’03 TIARA CORONET, T-320hp Crusaders. Low Hours! Fresh water boat. Harbor Edition! Call Mike: 419344-7518 or visit www.WaypointMarineSales.com (118)
31’ ’98 SILVERTON 310 EXPRESS. 2nd Owner, Freshwater, Only 256 Original Hours On Twin 350 Magnums-AC/Heat. Top, Side, Aft Canvas, ArchTransom Shower, GPS Plotter, Depth, VHF and More. Come See This One!! ALL 4 ENGINE STRINGERS NEW OCT. 2013, Offered at $39,900. Contact Ted Patrick at Lake & Bay Yacht Sales, 419-656-0408 (118)
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30’ ’98 PURSUIT 3000 OFFSHORE, T-350 Crusaders. Unique Center Helm Seat! Many New Updates! Full Electronics & Generator! Call Mike: 419-344-7518 or visit www.WaypointMarineSales.com (118)
30’ ’01 PURSUIT 3070 OFFSHORE, T-250hp Yamahas. Electronic controls, all new batteries, synchronizing Teleflex system, paddle trim at steering wheel and Taco outriggers. Call Mike: 419-344-7518 or visit www.WaypointMarineSales.com (118)
32’ ’03 STAMAS 320 EXPRESS, T/Mercruiser MX6.2L /320 hp MPI inboards. Super clean and loaded! Air/heat, generator, windlass, hardtop, loads of electronics, complete canvas, and many more options! Call for a complete list. In heated storage and available to see with appointment. Asking $74,900.00. Battery Park Boat Sales & Brokerage 1-877-291-0512, 419-625-6142. (118)
32’ ’01 DONZI Z 32 SPORT CRUISER. T/ Merc 454/370 hp Magnum MPI stern drives. Transom exhaust, air/heat, windlass, only 225 original hrs., electronics, sleeps 6, aft cabin, cockpit entertainment center and much more!! Extremely clean and mechanically well maintained, In heated storage. Can be seen with appointment. Asking $56,000.00. Battery Park Boat Sales & Brokerage 1-877-291-0512, 419-625-6142. (118)
30’ ‘15 GRADY-WHITE 306 CANYON, Twin 300hp Yamahas w/ 200 Hours, Certified Trade w/ Warranty, One Owner & Freshwater Since New, Sea Glass Green Hull Color, Garmin Electronics, Livewell, Fish Boxes, Enclosed Head, Bow Seating, Painted T-Top Frame. Visit www.SouthShoreMarine.com or call 419433-5798 for additional information. $189,900. (118) 32’ ’13 SCOUT 320 LXF, T-300hp Yamaha 4 Strokes! Full Canvas! Only 35 Hours! Autopilot, Radar, Outriggers! Call Mike: 419-344-7518 or visit www.WaypointMarineSales.com (118)
32’ ‘87 MARINETTE SEDAN BRIDGE, 2nd owner. 583 engine hours, Chrysler 318 engines, New interior curtains, upholstery, carpet in ‘10, new steering cables, ice maker, A/C, spare props, hot water tank, some new paint. 100% freshwater boat. Sandusky. $26,900 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-794-9267. (TS)794-9267. (TS)
35’ ’84 VIKING EXPRESS, Rare Model, T/ 8.1L Crusaders, All Fresh Water, Radar Arch, Helm A/C, Teak interior, same owner for 25 years. $ 79,900.00. Call Paul at the Catawba Moorings, 419 656 4507 (118)
35’ ’17 FOUR WINNS, H350 Duel Console, T/380 Merc w/BIII, Hardtop, Sleeps 4, A/C, Windlass, Duel Electronics, Targa Top, Power Sun Shade and MORE! Trades Considered. $ 259,900.00 Call Paul at the Catawba Moorings, 419 656 4507 (118) 32’ ‘16 EDGEWATER 320 CENTER CONSOLE, Twin 300hp Mercury 4-Stroke Outboards w/ Only 67 Hours, Certified Trade w/ Warranty, Simrad Electronics Including Twin 16” Displays, Underwater Lighting, Cockpit Wet Bar, Ready to Fish! Please check our website, www.SouthShoreMarine.com for more information or call 419-433-5798 to set up a private showing. $219,900. (118)
32’ ‘14 REGAL 32 EXPRESS, Twin 300hp Volvos w/ 60 Hours, Certified Trade w/ Warranty, Freshwater & One Owner Since New, Bow Thruster, AC / Heat, Power Tower, Underwater Lighting, Garmin Electronics, King Sized Berth. Visit www.SouthShoreMarine.com for more information or call 419-433-5798 for a private showing. $204,900 (917)
33’ ’91 WELLCRAFT ST TROPEZ, Merc 340 inboards, new stereo. Bimini and cockpit cover, air conditioning. $19,900.00. Riverfront Yacht Sales, 216-861-7393. (917)
37’ ’88 EGG HARBOR, Freshwater Only. Kept inside boathouse until 2005. Twin 7.4 FWC Mercs with 500 original hours, 6.5KW Onan with 109 original hours,2 Stateroom Galley up model. 2 Zone AC/Heat-Gelcoat finish looks great! Updated Interior With Newer Drapes, Carpet, L Lounge Reupholstered, Canvas 3 Years Old. Cockpit Varnish In Great Condition. Nice Boat! Offered at $69,900. Contact Ted Patrick at Lake & Bay Yacht Sales, 419-656-0408 (118)
37’ ’93 SILVERTON CONVERTIBLE, Full galley, Valley & dinette (converts to sleeping quarters), U shape dinette, Master stateroom, Storage & AC, Separate shower stall & Vanity, Electric head, Crusader 350, Crusader 350, Kohler generator, 369 hours, Newer hot water tank, Bilge. Absolutely beautiful, complete history, fresh water used only. $59,000. Great Lakes Boats and Brokerage. 440-221-9001 (817)
30’ ’07 TIARA OPEN, T-375 Hp. Crusaders, loaded asking $145,000. Harbor Side Boat Sales, 419-797-0004. Harborsideboatsales.com (917)
32’ ’01 REGAL COMMODORE, T-350 Mercs. Loaded, like new. Asking $53,500.00. Harbor Side Boat Sales, 419-797-0004. Harborsideboatsales.com (917) 31’ ’91 SEA RAY 310 SUNDANCER, T/Merc. 5.7L/260 hp V-drives. Air/heat, low hours, newer canvas including full camper, nice galley with all amenities, battery charger, hot water, stand up head w/ shower, dock side water and more. Stored inside heat and is paid in full for the remaining winter. Call for an appointment. Asking $23,500.00. Battery Park Boat Sales & Brokerage 1-877-291-0512, 419-625-6142. (118)
31’ ’12 PURSUIT 310 CC, 2nd owner, T/F300 Yamaha, Loaded, Including Duel RayMarine electronics, Autopilot, and more. Trades Considered. $ Only 144,900. Call Paul at the Catawba Moorings, 419 656 4507 (118)
34’ ‘87 TOLLYCRAFT SUN DECK CRUISER, T/Crusader 454/350 FWC inboards. Air/heat, windlass, 2 private state rooms, spacious salon, galley with all amenities, very low hours, well maintained. 2 separate heads w/Vac-U- flush heads, hot showers, and plenty of storage space. In heated storage which is paid in full for the remaining winter season. Asking $34,500.00. Battery Park Boat Sales & Brokerage 1-877-291-0512, 419-625-6142. (118)
38’ ‘14 CRUISERS 380 EXPRESS, Twin 370hp Mercruisers w/ Axius Joystick, Certified Trade w/ Warranty, Generator, AC / Heat, Forward Sunpad, Electric Engine Hatch, Sleeps Six, Full Galley, Central Vac System, New Canvas. Visit www.SouthShoreMarine.com or call 419-433-5798 for additional information. $289,900. (118)
32’ ’05 SEA RAY SUNDANCER, There's plenty of room for family, friends and almost anything you care to bring onboard the sleek Sea Ray 320 Sundancer. $94,900. Riverfront Yacht Sales, 216-861-7393. (917)
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34’ ‘16 BACK COVE, A cruising yacht was created with the same simple features, usability and low maintenance, which have helped build the popularity of the Back Cove brand. With input from many of boat owners, the builder created a yacht which offers tremendous value, great style and modern practicality. $439,000 Riverfront Yacht Sales, 216-861-7393 (118)
40’ ‘04 MAINSHIP 40 TRAWLER, Twin 240hp Yanmar Inboards, South Shore Marine Trade, Freshwater Only, Custom Painted Hull, AC / Heat, Kohler Generator, Bow & Stern Thruster, Weaver Dinghy Davit System, Raymarine Electronics, Numerous Updates. Please contact South Shore Marine at 419-433-5798 or visit www.SouthShoreMarine.com for more information. $229,900. (118)
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46' ‘04 CARVER 460 VOYAGER, T/480HP Volvo Diesels, Full electronics, davit, dingy system on swim platform, always freshwater, bridge hardtop with full enclosure, AC, Generator, stored indoors heated, etc. Call John Sima (440) 537-2555 at Sima Marine. (118)
53’ EUROPEAN CANAL-STYLE CRUISER, 15’ beam, 3.8’ draft. Willard hull built to US Navy specs. 2 cabins w/heads, large saloon, full galley. Inverter/propane and electric cooking. Cummins 210hp engine. Generator. bow thruster. 2 helm stations. Recent survey. Perfect to cruise the ICW. Bahamas. Great Lakes. Lying in Ft. Lauderdale, FL $50,000 OBO. Call 954.463.2474 or email@example.com. (TS)
33’ ’82 ERICSON, Spacious cruiser racer that will comfortably sleep 7. She has plenty of storage for extended cruising. Located indoors in downtown Cleveland, OH. $19,000.00. Riverfront Yacht Sales, 216-861-7393 (917)
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42’ ’06 CATALINA MKII, Two Cabin Design. Loaded with Electronics and Many added Features! 9' Seaeagle Dingy with 5hp Lehr. Call Mike: 419-3447518 or call www.WaypointMarineSales.com
30’ ‘83 ERICSON, Fractional rig (tall rig version of this boat) with a fin keel. Inboard Diesel 16hp Universal stainless shaft and two blade prop. A comfortable boat that tracks well and is easy to sail single-handed or with a crew. All lines lead to cockpit, wheel steering and aft primary winches make shorthanded sailing a breeze. Ample locker space for lots of storage and accessibility. The cabin can sleep six with an aft quarter berth to starboard and offers good storage for a boat this size, including a wet locker. Located at Riverfront Yacht Sales and Service in Cleveland under shrink wrap 216-861-7393 (118)
33’ ’75 PEARSON 10M, Utter East has been professionally maintained since it was purchased in 2003.Bottom is in excellent condition. The boat is also set up to single-hand. This is a competitive racing boat. She’s fun to sail easily with 1 or 2 people; and to party with more. $18,900. Riverfront Yacht Sales, 216861-7393. (917)
20’ ‘13 BOAT TRAILER, Unique Marine single axle aluminum framed trailer. Galvanized rims, diamond plate fenders, padded fully adjustable bunks, tongue jack, side guides, winch, buddy bearings and very low miles towed. Like new, no damage and all lights in working order. This unit will handle up to a 20-21’ vessel. Call for more information. Asking $3,000.00 or offer. Battery Park Boat Sales & Brokerage 1-877-2910512, 419-625-6142. (817)
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44’ ’05 CARVER COCKPIT MOTOR YACHT, T/375HP Volvo Diesels, New upgraded Electronics, New stereo System, New TV’s, Newer Canvas, Professionally maintained, stored indoors heated, Bristol condition! Call John Sima (440) 537-2555 at Sima Marine. (917)
28’ ’04 ODIN SLOOP, One Owner & Freshwater OnlyLightly used in Lake Erie-300 Original Hours on 75hp Yamaha-Galvanized tandem axle trailer with spareMast raising capability-Cabin space to sleep 4-Galley with ice box, sink, storage-Head Compartment W/Porta Pottie-Cabin Carpet-Shore Power With Charger-2 Batteries-Cockpit Cushions-Pedestal CoverDodger-Vessel has a retracting swing keel, tandem swing rudders, and has water ballast for stability. VHFGarmin GPS-Depth Sounder-Offered at $35,900Contact Ted Patrick at Lake & Bay Yacht Sales cell 419656-0408. (917)
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44’ ’04 CRUISERS 440 EXPRESS, Twin Volvo 74P Diesels @480hp W/530 Original Hours-Cherry Interior Shows Like New-Newer Cockpit Upholstery-Newer Canvas-2 Zone AC/Heat-Recent Color Garmin HD 4212 Radar/Plotter-New Batteries June 2017- Now Offered at $199,000. Contact Ted Patrick at Lake & Bay Yacht Sales, cell 419-656-0408 (118)
26’ ’87 ERICSON,This ‘fresh water’ Ericson 26 is a high quality production yacht with standing headroom and sleeping accommodations for five. Below decks amenities include a Universal M-12 diesel engine, galley and private marine head. This is a well maintained sturdy cruiser ready for any experienced sailor ready to ‘downsize’ or a perfect first boat for someone just starting out. $13,500.00. Riverfront Yacht Sales, 216861-7393. (917)
47’ ‘02 BENETEAU 473 OCEANIS, SSM Trade, Freshwater Only, Very Well Maintained, AC / Heat, Generator, Raymarine Electronics, Two Stateroom & Two Head Layout, New Sails in 2009. Available for CoBrokerage. Visit us at www.SouthShoreMarine.com for more information or call 419-433-5798 to set up a private showing. $189,900 (917)
34’ ‘04 GEMINI 105MC CATAMARAN,The Gemini 105 offers a unique blend of multihull performance and accommodation in a manageable size. Westerbeke diesel inboard engine with a tilting saildrive. Ample space and amenities make this 105Mc the perfect live aboard or coastal cruiser, while the innovative sail plan, hull shape and centerboards allow unmatched performance; all this along with the comfort of knowing you are sailing a boat that can handle even the roughest of conditions safely. Her 18" shallow draft with the centerboards up will get you into "gunkholing" anchorages that others can never experience while lowering the boards down to a 5'6" draft give you great sailing performance and stability. Located at Riverfront Yacht Sales and Service indoor heated in Cleveland. 216-861-7393 (118)
42’ ’06 CRUISERS 420 EXPRESS, T/420 Volvo 2nd owner, all fresh water, Factory Hardtop, Bow AND Stern Thrusters, Duel A/C, Gen, Great Electronics and MORE! $ 189,900.00. Call Paul at the Catawba Moorings, 419 656 4507 (118)
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See it at the show Castaway Yacht Sales of Port Clinton, Ohio is excited to represent the quality line like Tidewater and the wide varieties of models that the company continues to bring to today’s boater. New designs like the LFX series, the perfect fit for boaters looking for a serious fishing machine that will double as a family-friendly floating platform during weekends and holidays. Seating is another premium offered on the LFX models, boaters will appreciate the large, wraparound rear seat that also allows access to a newly-designed walkthrough transom door, perfect for enjoying watersports like wakeboarding, tubing and waterskiing. In front of the console the LXF offers a Lshaped comfortable seating, a perfect perch for sunbathing, picnics or just enjoying a leisurely waterway cruise. Like all members of the Tidewater family, the LFX series is built with distinction and the finest materials and techniques and is backed by the integrity of one of the nation’s top boat builders. Tidewater owners enjoy the peace of mind afforded by all-composite, no-wood construction, a 10-year transferable hull warranty on a hand-laid fiberglass hull featuring full foam floatation and a glass stringer system. See Castaway Yachts Sales at the show or visit their showroom in Port Clinton, Ohio to view the Tidewater lineup.
Sunchaser's 8522 Lounger LR DH Sport is a pontoon boat that offers space and comfort for all of your family and friends to have fun on the water. With four loungers and dual helm chairs to seat up to 12, everyone is able to cruise in style and exceptional comfort on this pontoon boat. 2018 Sunchaser Geneva 8522 LR DH Sport powered by an Evinrude 150 HP G2 will be displayed at the show by Burroughs Marine of Clyde, Ohio.
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Waterside Properties 1089
1733 Cedar Point Rd.
STUNNING DEPARTURE FROM THE ORDINARY 211 Cedar Point Rd.
1365 W. Cleveland Rd. #C
1130 By the Shores Dr., #9
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STUPENDOUS OFFERING 3 bedroom, 3 Â½ bath, 2622 sq. ft. lakefront end unit condo. 1st floor master suite. Open floor plan. Walk-out lower level features huge family room, brick fireplace & full bath. 2 car garage. $369,000.
Please call Linda Armstrong RE/MAX Quality Realty 419-627-9914 www.theateamsellshomes.net
4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2447 sq. ft. Cedar Point Road house. Great lake-to-bay lot. Enjoy endless hours with water nearby. Beautiful covered porch for listening to the water. Newer roof. Vinyl Cedar Shake siding requires no maintenance. $439,900.
2 bedroom, 1344 sq. ft. townhouse with1 full & 2 half baths. Living room features crown molding & built-in TV cabinet. Kitchen has stainless steel appliances & extra cabinet. Close to Lake Erie for hours of enjoyment. $159,900
Each office is independently owned & operated
3 bedroom, 5940 sq. ft. custom-built home w/ 4 full baths and 2 half baths on a lake-to-bay lot w/ a putting green installed on the front lawn. Unique layout offers many possibilities for a bonus room, media room, or extra bedrooms in addition to the offices and hobby rooms. Great kitchen opens to spacious eating area. Watchtower to view the lake & bay. Boat launch & electric remote controlled boat lift. 1 & 2 car garages. This needs to be viewed to appreciate. $1,499,000.
Please call Linda Armstrong RE/MAX Quality Realty 419-627-9914 www.theateamsellshomes.net
Please call Linda Armstrong RE/MAX Quality Realty 419-627-9914 www.theateamsellshomes.net
Please call Linda Armstrong RE/MAX Quality Realty 419-627-9914 www.theateamsellshomes.net
Each office is independently owned & operated
Each office is independently owned & operated
Each office is independently owned & operated
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After Your Day of Boating, Come Home to Your Beautiful 3BD/2.5BA Home Nestled Beside the Woods. 30x50 Pole Barn with Insulated Loft & Covered Patio. $669,000
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Peek of the Lake from Gorgeous Patio Gardens Surrounding this 2BD Upgraded Home w/1 Car Garage. Larger than it Appears with Eat In Kitchen, Dining Rm, 4 Season Rm, Fam Rm $295,900
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Panoramic Views Abound from this Recently Updated, Very Comfortable Complete Turnkey 1BD/1BA Condo. Use as Your Own or Rent for Extra Income. Pool, Playground, Beach. $138,500
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1409 Cedar Point Rd.
1501 Cedar Point Rd.
Exquisite 4 bedroom, 4½ bath, 8808 sq. ft. custom-built home. 1.8 acres on a lake-to-bay lot. Perfect for entertaining in the custom kitchen featuring ample storage. Outdoor kitchen with pizza oven. 3 fireplaces, porcelain tile flooring. Relax in the private pool or on the covered porches and private verandas. Boat dock & lift on bay side. 4 car garage. $2,740,000.
Live large in this renovated contemporary home situated on a 0.6 acre lake-to-bay lot with endless views of Lake Erie and Sandusky Bay. Open, spacious floor plan with 5 bedrooms, 4½ baths and 4500 sq. ft. Marble flooring in dining room. Formal living room with cathedral ceilings, gas fireplace & built-in bookcase. 70’ dockage on bay side. $829,000.
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Each office is independently owned & operated
Each office is independently owned & operated
CATAWBA GORGEOUS LAKEFRONT ESTATE Breathtaking Sunset and Lake Views from this Renovated 3BD/3.5BA Elegant Home Featuring 2BD Guest House Above 4+ Car Garage. Enjoy Catawba Cliffs Private Beaches & Parks $1,450,000
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The 263FS represents the latest and largest of Key West’s growing fleet of family sportsman boats. The 263 FS is packed full of the latest innovations in design and performance to provide the active outdoors family with all they could ask for on the water. Standard features include an under deck windlass, hardtop, side entry door with hidden ladder, power assist steering, folding bolster leaning post, dual live wells, and much more. Going fishing? It has 22 rod holders not including the horizontal storage racks under the gunnels that can hold your longest salt water rods. That's more than most dedicated fishing boats in this class. Access to the beautifully lined and assembled bilge components is large enough to allow an adult to crawl in completely and sit down. You can power it with twin outboards up to 500 hp, but it will cruise in the high 30 range with twin 200 hp engines for economical and relaxing days on the lake. With Key West Boats’ positive upright flotation in each model, your family is always safe. Visit the Catawba Moorings display at the boat show to inspect the 263.
PORT CLINTON 3.3 ACRE NATURE PARADISE FOUND! Amazing 3BD/2BA Ranch with Hickory Cabinets & Lots of Natural Light. 3 Bay Garage & Walk Up Attic. Stocked Heart Shaped Pond. Unique Deck with Hot Tub and Walkway. $269,900
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Malibu 21 MLX is a full featured and loaded wake boat
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All new for 2018 - the Malibu 21 MLX. A full featured & loaded premium brand wake boat starting at $82,995 including tower, viper 2 digital dash, trailer, premium stereo, tower speakers, cover, bimini top, & more. See it at the Buckeye Sports Center display, Booths 900 & 902 at the show.
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