Come and meet 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!
Friday: 1pm–3pm & 5pm–7pm
Saturday: 11am–1pm & 3pm–5pm
Enter to Win an Original Willard Bond Watercolor Painting at the Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show
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!
Head to SPACE K53 to take the helm of a virtual boat and get a feel for the water without leaving dry land. The Nautis boating simulator makes learning fun, with hands-on training for boaters of all skill levels—new boaters can practice basic boat handling, while experienced mariners can attempt more complicated maneuvers as well as navigation, collision avoidance and more! This awesome training tool is brought to you by the great people at the Annapolis School of Seamanship.
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.
Straightforward answers to all your boating questions
Expert, unbiased advice on finding a boat that best suits your lifestyle
Local resources to help you get started
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 one of those pastimes that can be postponed but never completely 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.
Informative, entertaining daily sessions hosted by top local pros; Get tips from the pros and expand your skills.
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!
Meet Steve Buckley, the author of the award-winning adventure series, Blackbear the Pirate. Steve will read and sign copies of his books. Kids can also enjoy pirate-inspired activities, including:
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.
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.