Dec 11, 2018

Ottawa Boat ShowThe Greater Ottawa Region’s largest boat show sets sail this winter, February 21 through 24 2019 at the EY Centre.
 
Ticket sales have opened, and until December 24th prospective visitors can take advantage of a Holiday Special: 2 tickets for $20, a savings of $10 in total. Tickets are available online.
 
The event is set to showcase the latest cruisers, run-abouts, fishing boats, inflatables, personal watercrafts and so much more from the region’s leading dealers and manufacturers, along with a variety of boating and lifestyle accessories. For more than four decades, the Ottawa Boat Show has been part of the region’s heritage. The 2019 event marks the 44th edition of this classic event for those who love to spend time in, on and around the water.
 
A variety of leading companies have already secured space at the show, including:
• Andre Lalonde Marine
• The Boat Warehouse
• BRP
• Chartrand Marine & Recreatif
• Hurst Marina
• John’s Marina
• Kanata Honda
• Laurentian Marine Sales
• Legend Boats
• Len’s Cove Marina
• Loiselle Sports
• Long Island Marina
• Mike’s Marine
• Motor Sports World
• Orleans Boat Word
• Perth Powersports
• Pirate Cove Marina
• Pride Marine Group
• Ranger Tugs
• Rideau Ferry Marine
• Smoker Craft
·  Starcraft
• Yamaha Motors Canada
• and more to be confirmed!
 
With an unrivaled selection ranging from powerboats, fishing boats and cruisers, to pontoons, canoes and kayaks, it’s a showcase of the best in the region for boating accessories, cottage living, docks and so much more.
 
Currently, exciting features are being planned to add value to the show experience for thousands of visitors. In this lineup are the popular 40-foot live Mega Tank, fishing seminars and live demos, and guest speakers including “Big” Jim McLaughlin of Just Fishing Magazine. In addition, leaders in the boating community will be onsite to answer questions and offer advice on topics ranging from drowning prevention to towing and trailering. A full schedule of the special features will be available on the show’s website soon.
 
Companies interested in exhibiting at the Ottawa Boat Show are encouraged to book early to guarantee their space. Booth packages, pricing, sponsorship information and more can be found at www.OttawaBoatShow.ca/exhibit.
 
For complete details, visit the show’s website at www.OttawaBoatShow.ca 

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