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Meet Captain Dave Carraro from National Geographic Channel's Wicked Tuna

Dave Carraro is the captain of FV-Tuna.com on National Geographic Channel’s smash hit show Wicked Tuna. Dave holds a U.S.C.G 100-ton Master License and has an invaluable 32 years experience with Gloucester Fishing Charters. He began fishing with his dad as a kid and has done so almost every day for the past 33 years!



Appearance Schedule:

Friday: 1pm–3pm & 5pm–7pm
Saturday: 11am–1pm & 3pm–5pm
Sunday: Noon–2pm

NEW! American Fly Fishing Schools “SIMUL-CAST” Pond

Fly fishing, casting & paddle sports seminars, demos & lessons

Learn all about fly fishing, kayaking and other paddle sports! Watch American Fly Fishing School pros demonstrate csting and fly fishing techniques in a 50-ft. long casting pond. They will also offer small watercraft tips amd demo a variety of paddle sports—the show fleet will include fishing kayacks, inflatable boats and a stand up paddleboard (SUP). Between seminars and demos, pro will be on hand for individual casting and fly fishing lessons, as well as kayak and paddleboard test rides. 


Free Daily Seminars

Capt. Al Zlata - "Blue collar fly casting is easy" 
Jack Montague - "5 easy steps to better fly casting" 
Andrew Stiles - "Learning to cast with Stile"  Saturday & Sunday
Capt. Mike Corblies - " Fresh or Saltwater what's the difference?" Sunday 

Capt. Mike Corblies - "Emcees the Kid's Fly Casting Competition"
David Rose - Freedom Hawk Kayaks - In Pond Demos
Daniel Dietz - KC Kayaks - In Pond Demos
Richard Swan - "The Amazing Airborn Inflatables" Raft & Stand Up Paddle Board Demos



Mike Corblies, national fly fishing personality and International Director of American Fly Fishing Schools will emcee a Kids Fly Casting Competition sponsored by SHU~FLY FISHING PRODUCTS, WILD WATER FLY FISHNG PRODUCTS and FLY FISHING in SALT WATERS Magazine at the "SIMUL~CAST" Pond.

"It's a fly casting accuracy tournament for kids 10 to 17. No previous fly casting experience is necessary to participate and all the equipment is provided. This contest for young anglers is to demonstrate and improve their fly fishing skills, have fun and maybe win some great prizes".

Kids can pre-register and practice at the Pond Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Competition: Sunday, January 9 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Awards Ceremony: 2:30 - 3:00
All contestants receive a complimentary prize of 2 hand-tied flies

Grand Prize: A complete SHU~FLY fly fishing outfit rod, reel, line. leader, backing, rod carrier
2nd Place:  WILD WATER fly rod and tube
3rd Place:  SHU~FLY Max Drag Fly Reel
4th Place: One-year subscription to "Wings and Water" Magazine
5th Place: Box of 6 A.F.F.S. custom-tied flies

For more Information visit:


Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center

DIY seminars and workshops covering boat and motor maintenance, repair and upgrades.

Watch, learn and do! If you’re a do-it-yourselfer or boat owner interested in learning new techniques for taking care of your boat or motor, head to Fred’s Shed for practical, professional advice. Free daily sessions cover a variety of topics, including keeping your boat “ship shape”, choosing and installing marine electronics and maintaining gas engines.

Watch certified marine technician and expert wrench slinger “Fred” demo tools and techniques on actual boat and motor cutaways.

Learn how to maintain, repair or upgrade your boat or motor.

Do take part in discussions, ask questions and participate in hands-on clinics

Together, “The Boating Guy” and certified marine service technician “Fred, The Outboard Doctor” bring more than 50 years of boating and “wrench-slinging” experience to the Shed.

Click here to view full schedule

See the ALL-NEW Miss GEICO Racing Boat 

The six-time World Champion Miss GEICO Racing Team is proud to introduce the newest and latest Miss GEICO offshore racing boat.

The new Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran made of carbon/kevlar. At approximately 11,000 pounds, she is almost 1,500 pounds lighter than her predecessor and is equal in length. She has a 12-ft. beam, which is 6-ft. wider than the former boat; the extra width will allow her to ride smoother at faster rates of speed.

Powered by 1075 Mercury racing engines, she currently has a top speed of 170mph. Off-season plans include replacing these engines with a set of 1500 HP piston racing engines which will enable Miss GEICO to reach a top speed in excess of 200 mph!

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Welcome to the Water Center

Your one-stop resource for boating information and advice. Get started in boating or learn how to make the most of your time on the water.


Discover Boating for less than $250/month!

Think owning a boat is out of your reach? Think again! When it comes to enjoyable ways to spend your leisure time, boating is far more affordable than you may realize. Be sure to stop by and check out this special showcase of boats you can finance for less than $250 per month.
When you compare the costs of boating to a single day at an amusement park or a trip to any major league game, you'll find that dollar for dollar, boating is really quite affordable. See for yourself how boating can stretch your vacation and leisure time budget:

Compare Costs of Boating vs. Other Leisure Activities


Boating is Alive & Well in New Jersey.

Boating is one of those pastimes that can be postponed but never totally abandoned. Long-time boaters will tell you there’s something very special about being on the water. It’s a pastime that can be as peaceful or exhilarating as you want. It’s also a pastime that becomes part of your very being – part of your psyche.

This season, more so than any time in our recent past, reinforces the fact that the boating lifestyle is alive and well in New Jersey, in spite of nature’s best effort to preclude our season.


Sail into Atlantic City

Check out a selection of beautiful sailboats from some of the world's top manufacturers. You'll find everything from 15-ft. day sailors to a 38-ft. serious cruiser docked at the show this year.

Sail exhibits located in Spaces A23-A27.



Fisherman's 2013 Dream Boat Fishing Challenge Awards Ceremony

LIVE at the Cobia Boats Booth—1pm, Satuday, February 8

Who will win? Join The Fisherman magazine, Cobia Boats and sponsors of the 2013 Dream Boat Fishing Challenge at the dramatic conclusion of our season-long, region- wide, multi-species fishing contest.

Be here as we select the 2013 Grand Prize Winner of the Cobia 217 Center Console, powered by Yamaha and other incredible prizes. We’ll also announce the winner of the Second Place Prize—a fishing trip to Zancudo Lodge in Costa Rica, third through eighth place prizes, Largest of Species Winners, and Monthly Prize Winners. And—you'll be the first to hear the details of the 2014 Dream Boat Fishing Challenge.

Willard Bond Watercolor Giveaway

Enter to win an original Willard Bond watercolor painting.

Enter to win at the G. Winter Sailing booth - Space A27 or in the show lobby

The Big Catch

Don't let this one get away! Have some fun with your friends and family by taking a picture with this year's big catch.

Pre-Show Premier Workshops

Get a little learning in before the show! The Annapolis School of Seamanship is offering 2-hour interactive workshops on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings just before show opening time. The $99 workshop fee includes in-depth instruction and many extras: two days of show admission, a 2-hour intensive workshop, course materials, a $50 gift certificate for classes at Annapolis School of Seamanship and more. (More than a $150 value!) These workshops cover different topics and are much more in-depth than the free seminars and demos that take place during show hours.

Boating Education Sessions & Live Demo's

Informative, entertaining daily sessions hosted by top local pros; Get tips from the pros and expand your skills. 

Click Here for More Information

Discover Fishing Seminars  

Fishing remains the most popular activity among American boaters, with more than six out of 10 enjoying a little fishing while boating! You’ll see that hardcore angler ethic in full force at the show in 2014, with more than dozen specialized ‘how to’ fishing seminars presented by some of top fishing experts along the Atlantic Coast. From black drum and black sea bass to summer flounder and striped bass, the RFA’s free fishing seminars can put you in the action in the season ahead.

Plus, as a very special attraction in 2014, world record striped bass holder Greg Myerson will be at the show on Saturday with his 81.88-pound record mount, along with underwater photographer Mike Laptew. Our Saturday, February 8th line-up also features an afternoon discussion with fisheries experts and biologists regarding New Jersey’s #1 gamefish, the striped bass – it’s the public’s first opportunity to hear first-hand about expected changes to the management of this popular gamefish.

One lucky seminar attendee will receive a $510 gift card good at 9Ers Lureson on Saturday and Sunday!


Click Here to Learn More about RFA!


Wing-A-Thon Wing Eating Contest

Think your wing eating skills are tops? Come prove it at the show's Wing-A-Thon,brought to you by WMGM 103.7 Rocks, Art Handlers Appliance Center and Chickies and Pete's Crab house and sports bar!

*Contest will be held @ 4pm on Saturday 2/9 with 103.7 WMGM and Chickie's & Pete's Crab House and Sports Bar.
*Prize is a 42" flat-panel HDTV from Art Handler's Appliance Center.
*Folks can listen to 103.7 WMGM OR go to www.1037wmgm.com for details on how to be a contestant.

Leah's Caricatures & Face Painting

Kids enjoy free face painting by Leah Morgan of Leah's Caricatures & Face Painting. With many designs to choose from, there is something for kids of all ages!


Wednesday–Friday 3pm–7pm
Saturday 10am–7pm
Sunday 10am–4pm

Meet Spongebob Squarepants

Straight from Bikini Bottom, SpongeBob SquarePants will visit the Show on Saturday and Sunday! Don't miss your chance to meet Spongebob—be sure to bring your camera to take a photo with him!

Saturday 12PM - 4PM

Kids' Create a Boat—Toy Boat Building

Let your little ones get creative! Toy Boat Building gives your child a chance to build a nautical masterpiece—a one-of-a-kind vessel using pieces of wood, a little glue, and a lot of imagination.

Wednesday–Friday 3pm–7pm 
Saturday 10am–7pm 
Sunday 10am–4pm

NEW! US Power Squadron/USCGAUX Day

The Show will recognize the United States Power Squadron on Wednesday, February 5 with FREE admission. Present your USPS or USCGAUX identification card at Will Call desk for access. And, visit the United States Power Squadron booth for FREE information on everything from GPS, rules of the road and navigating through weather.

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