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WELCOME TO THE 2013 BOAT SHOW WHAT YOU’LL SEE: A DEALER-BY-DEALER ROUNDUP HOW TO KEEP YOUR NEW RIG IN TIP-TOP SHAPE 2013 BOAT SHOW MAP AND VENDOR GUIDE A PRIMER ON BOATING ETIQUETTE BOATING EDUCATION NEWS AND COURSE LISTING SWVBDA MEMBER PROFILES
GENERAL INFO When: Feb. 22-24 Where: Roanoke Civic Center Hours: Friday 1-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission: Free on Friday for children and adults; Saturday and Sunday $7.50 for adults, free for children 12 and under Sponsor: Southwest Virginia Boat Dealers Association More Info: roanokeboatshow.com; and on facebook.com (search Southwest Virginia Boat Dealers Association)
DEALERS Conrad Brothers Marine • Hughes Marine Service • Magnum Boating, Inc. Smith Mountain Boat and Tackle • Smith Mountain Yacht Club Virgil Naff Lynchburg Kawasaki, Yamaha and SeaDoo • Webster Marine Center See Page 26 for contact information.
VENDORS Automatic Boat Covers Bath Fitter Bill Gee Antique Model Boats Bridgewater Marina Capps Home Building Center Department of Game and Inland Fisheries / U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Evergreen Basement System Got It Covered Interstate Batteries
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Laker Media Rusco Window Company Seatow Shelia Page Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society Smith Mountain Lake Lions Club Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce T.N.T. Marine U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Claytor Lake Virginia Department of Health Wake Zone Watersports Window Max
2013 SW VIRGINIA BOAT SHOW
February 2013 is nearly history. Spring is on the way, and the waters of Southwest Virginia will soon be beckoning. For recreational boaters and fishermen, that also means it’s time to check out the latest in boats, personal watercraft and accessories. To do so, boating enthusiasts need look no further than the Southwest Virginia Boat Dealers’ Association (SWBDA) annual show, which will take place Feb. 22-24 at the Roanoke Civic Center. With the stock market having recently reached a five-year high, news reports focused on strengthening housing prices and other positive economic indicators, the region’s top boat dealers are excited by the promise of buyer optimism. “We expect to enjoy some pent-up demand this year,” said Mike Ratcliff, owner of Conrad Brothers Marine. “The last few years, economic predictions have been gloomy, and buyer enthusiasm is never strongest under those conditions.” Dealers are going all out to provide area boat buyers a one-stopshopping experience that will make it fun and easy for them to choose their first — or next — boat, and to provide incentives that trigger buying activity. “Spring-like weather helps contribute to buyer enthusiasm as well,” noted show coordinator Darrel Ross. “But if we happen to have a cold snap on show weekend, folks can still shop the entire show in weather-protected comfort. All our dealers — and all the other 2013 SW VIRGINIA
The Southwest Virginia Boat Show will take place Feb. 22-24 at the Roanoke Civic Center Complex. Hours are Friday 1-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.. The event is free on Friday for children and adults; Saturday and Sunday admission is $7.50 for adults, free for children 12 and under with an adult. For more information, log on to roanokeboatshow.com.
vendors offering products and services that meet the needs of boat and lake property owners — have access to indoor display space.” Based on the strong showings the past two years, SWBDA is once again offering free admission to the show on Friday from 1 to 7 p.m. “The free day has helped spread the traffic more uniformly over the entire show period, making it easier for dealers to give all of their visitors undivided attention,” said Virgil Naff, SWVBDA president and owner of Virgil Naff Lynchburg Kawaski, Yamaha and Sea-Doo. “It’s far better for us and for the show visitors.”
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A dealer-by-dealer look at what you’ll see at the show Conrad Brothers Marine
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Conrad’s lineup of Tracker pontoons, bass boats and runabouts, plus Tahoe runabouts and Regal family fun boats will be on display. Come and see a demo of the Regal 2100’s power folding wakeboard tower and check out the new Tracker Pro 170.
This year’s display will showcase five Xcursion pontoons, including the 23-foot Entertainer with full-height bar and stools. Show visitors can also get up close and personal with six Sea Ray models ranging from 19 to 28 feet, including the 25SLX with noise-deadening “Quiet Ride” lay-up technology to make conversation while cruising easy. Five NauticStar deck boats, led by Fishing Angler family fun and fishing crossover configuration, will also be displayed
Hughes Marine Service Representing Hurricane, San Pan, Aqua Patio and Sweetwater, Hughes takes pride in its huge selection of pontoons and tritoons. “They’ve become ever so popular for fishing, cruising, family fun and casual water sports,” said owner Mary Yeaman. Hughes will also display Centurion wake sports towboats and G3 fishing boats, some powered by Yamaha outboards with jetdrive lower units, ideal for pursuing musky and small mouth bass in the shallows of the James, New and Dan rivers. “We have lots of experience in setting up these jet-drive outboards for peak performance,” Yeaman added.
Magnum Boating, Inc. Show space has been increased to allow display of 25 boats from Chaparral, South Bay, JC Pontoon and MasterCraft, Magnum’s new line of high-quality wake sports towboats. Says owner Tim Wray: “Business goes where it’s invited and stays where it’s well treated. We’ve focused on service and relationships since 1986.”
Smith Mountain Boat and Tackle The source at Smith Mountain lake for Sea Born 19-25foot center consoles and Sundance skiffs is Smith Mountain Boat and Tackle. The company also offers Sylvan pontoons and Tritoons with new manufacturer’s six-year, bow-to-stern warranties. 2013 SW VIRGINIA
Virgil Naff Lynchburg Kawasaki, Yamaha and Sea-Doo All the new Sea-Doo and Kawasaki colors will be on display. “There’s very positive word-of-mouth about the computercontrolled IBR (Intelligent Braking and Reverse) feature on the Sea-Doo models, and customers want to know the details about how Sea- Doo technology affects the riding and ownership experience,” said Doug Roh, sales manager. “We also expect Sea-Doo to apply its four-year extended warranty program to orders written at the show.”
Webster Marine Center Look for the new Bryant 233 Wakeboard Edition with new tower and interior design and learn about the innovative Nautique Surf System, available on the G-23 Premier and as an add-on for recent Nautique models. Bennington’s new “Stern Radius” design, offering more seating and flowing good looks, will be displayed. It’s available on 22-, 24- and 25-foot models. Showroom space is also reserved for Hurricane’s 2200 DC with dual captain’s chairs, plus Sea-Doo personal watercraft in new 2013 colors, all featuring IBR for exceptional safety and handling.
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