The founder of Orange County Choppers (OCC), Paul Sr. and his son Mikey will be at the show from 12:30pm – 3pm on Saturday, February 7 and Sunday, February 8, to meet fans, sign autographs, and pose for pictures at the GEICO booth.
An educated boater is a safe boater Boost your boating IQ! Learn the fundamentals of boating safety and have fun. Top-notch mariners from the Annapolis School of Seamanship will be on deck to lead an array of interactive “courses” including general boating safety seminars, proper docking procedures, a boating simulator experience, and tips and tricks to help ensure your safety on the water. It’s enjoyable and educational for the whole family!
Stop by the Progressive® Insurance Welcome Center or Progressive Insurance Boat School for more information.
Learn all about fly fishing and kayaking! Daily seminars will feature American Fly Fishing School pros demonstrating:
American Fly Fishing School instructors will be available for individual casting and fly fishing lessons, as well as kayak test rides in between seminar sessions.
PLUS— Jack Montague will craft a souvenir fly for any show attendee brave enough to cut off a piece of their own (or their spouses) hair.
A fly casting accuracy tournament for kids age10 to 17 to demonstrate and improve their fly fishing skills, have fun and compete to win great prizes. No previous fly casting experience is necessary and all equipment is provided.
Kids can pre-register and practice at the Pond Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Grand Prize: A complete SHU~FLY fly fishing outfit—rod, reel, line, leader, backing, rod carrier
2nd Place: WILD WATER Fly Rod with case
3rd Place: SHU~FLY Max Drag Fly Reel
4th Place: One-year subscription to FLY FISHING IN SALTWATERS Magazine
5th Place: w Box of 6 A.F.F.S. custom tied flies
All contestants receive a complimentary prize of two hand-tied flies.
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.
New this year—Fred’s Shed DIY Guidebook Seminar attendees will receive the Fred’s Shed DIY Guidebook, featuring export advice and how-to articles from Boating magazine.
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!
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 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.
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 35-ft. serious cruiser docked at the show this year.
Be sure to stop by the sailing section of the show and enter for your chance to win an original Willard Bond watercolor painting valued at $4,200. Space A27
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.
Snap a Boatie! Take a photo behind an authentic tall ship wheel.
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.
Think your wing eating skills are tops? Prove it at the show's Wing-A-Thon! First place winner walks away with a 42” Flat Screen HDTV, brought to you by WMGM 103.7 and Chickie's & Pete's. Contest is scheduled for Saturday 2/7/15 @ 4pm. Space B75
Listen to 103.7 WMGM OR go to www.1037wmgm.com for details on how to be a contestant!
Don't miss the girl that's determined, positive, helpful, caring and ALWAYS
ready for adventure, Dora the Explorer!
Dora will appear at the show on Saturday 12pm-4pm.
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.
Kids can have a professional balloon artist make them balloon art.