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January 22, 2008

28th annual Charleston Boat Show opens Friday

28th Annual Charleston Boat Show Opens Friday

Mercury Marine will be presenting the Charleston Boat Show January 25-27 at the North Charleston Convention Center and Coliseum.
This event is the Lowcountry's biggest boat show and sale featuring more than 90 boat lines representing the latest models, many offered at discount prices. Thirty of the region's leading dealers will be on-site to showcase a multitude of powerboats including: sport cruisers, motor and express yachts, sport fishing boats, center console fishing boats, bass boats, bow riders, deck and aluminum boats, ski and pontoon boats, runabouts, bay boats, shallow water flat skiffs and family cruisers.
Exhibitors will feature an extensive assortment of the latest in marine and fishing products including: fishing tackle and accessories, marine electronics, boat lifts, dock systems, and marine finance and insurance and nautical artwork.
This year's Show is sure to please as it presents some exciting new features such as Steve Gryb, Miami's "Pied Piper of Percussion".  Gryb performs all over the country and people of all ages participate in his musical shows. Island Trio will also perform throughout the weekend.
Also new this year is the "Hook the Future" Kids' Fishing Clinic. This educational experience is taught by marine wildlife experts, and will focus on teaching children fishing ethics as well as how to select the right lures and tackle, tie knots and cast nets. Fishing backpacks will be given away to 35 participants each day. For the adult fishing enthusiasts there will be educational seminars conducted by local fishing captains. These seminars will cover various fishing related topics and are scheduled Saturday and Sunday of the Show.
There will be a great selection of food from Lowcountry Boils including Frogmore Stew, pulled pork sandwiches, boiled peanuts and more.

Various prizes will be given away all weekend.  Sunday afternoon one lucky winner will be chosen for the grand prize, a 7 day cruise to the Western Caribbean!   Attendees may also register to win a 9.9 horsepower engine from Mercury Marine or weekend vacation packages from Visit Jacksonville.