Climb Aboard! The Fort Wayne Boat Show returns for 39th year

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — This weekend, more than 60 exhibitors including 20 marine dealers from Indiana and Michigan are showcasing boats, personal watercraft, piers, and more.

The Fort Wayne Boat Show and Sale has served as a preview of warmer days in northeast Indiana for 39 years.

This year, the tradition continues as winter weather has everyone dreaming of boat season.

The show, hosted by the Memorial Coliseum, features wet suits, wake boards, floats, water toys, lifts, piers, docks, boat covers, boat repair, patio furniture, golf carts, and even sunglasses.

  • Thursday: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In addition to significant deals on all things boats, there will also be giveaways each day of the boat show, including Sunglasses, Yeti Ramblers, and 6′ by 12′ Paradise Pads.

But it’s not all fun and games. Safety is also a focus of this year’s show. The Department of Natural Resources will conduct a water and boating safety class Saturday, February 15 between 9 a.m. and 3 pm. The class is free and open to the public.

Admission to the show is $10, and children 12 and under get in for free.

For a full list of exhibitors and a schedule of activities, CLICK HERE.

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