FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A winter tradition makes a return to the Memorial Coliseum after a one year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fort Wayne Boat Show & Sale starts today and ends sunday February 13th.

It’s the 41st year for the popular event. The pandemic has resulted in a sales boom for boat companies. The National Marine Manufacturers Association reports that 2020 was a record year for boat sales and in 2021, boat sales again surpassed 300,000 units. Sales were hampered a bit in 2021 because of supply chain issues that have affected other industries.

The boat show will include 60 exhibitors including 20 marine dealers from Indiana and Michigan. Visitors can check out pontoons, deck boats, speed boats, lifts, piers, docks, boat covers and other boat related products. There will be over 120 boats and can leave with a boat same day.

Admission to the show is $10 for adults. Children under 12 will get in for free. Each day, the boat show will be giving away free prizes for the first couple hundred visitors that walk in, including coolers and sunglasses.

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