Boat show roundup

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This roundup of boat show news includes items from the Strictly Jersey Boat Show, Strictly Sail Pacific and Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance.

The Strictly Jersey Boat Show is set for April 30-May 2 at South Jersey Marina in Cape May, N.J.

"Strictly Jersey has taken a different approach to boat shows by inviting like-minded New Jersey dealers and related businesses to join with them in promoting all of our products to qualified and interested buyers," organizers said in a statement. "Strictly Jersey takes advantage of the fact that with our numerous boatbuilders, dealers and supporting businesses, New Jersey is the very heart of recreational boating in the Mid-Atlantic region."

The show is designed for knowledgeable and qualified buyers, who are serious about upgrading to a new boat or refitting their existing boats. Every in-water slip will accommodate sea trials, at dealer discretion.

Organizers have made it possible for qualified New Jersey boaters (holders of a valid New Jersey safe boating certificate or Sea Tow Membership) to attend the show free of charge.

The non-boating public is welcome to attend the show for a $15 admission fee.

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As a result of continued demand for space, show producer Sail America has reconfigured the Strictly Sail Pacific show layout to accommodate an additional 30 exhibitors.

The show is set for April 15-18 at Oakland's (Calif.) Jack London Square.

"Despite the challenges in the market, it's encouraging to see such a strong show of support for this year's Strictly Sail Pacific boat show," said Sail America executive director Jonathan Banks, in a statement. "We had actually anticipated a decrease in space demand and had planned accordingly, but it's wonderful to be able to get creative and expand the space."

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The Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance, set for June 18-20 at the Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay on Lake Tahoe's North Shore, will showcase more than 80 restored antique and classic wooden boats.

The weekend-long event also features live music, vendor booths, raffles, and a variety of delicious food and beverage, with wooden boat rides added for the June 18 VIP Preview Day.

The event is hosted by the Tahoe Yacht club Foundation.

In addition to the dozens of classic boats, this year's featured class will be classic glass (up to 1964), and will consist of two subclasses: transitional fiberglass, to include boats manufactured with wood hulls and fiberglass accessories, and full fiberglass, boats manufactured primarily out of fiberglass.

In total, boat entries will compete for trophies in more than 15 show categories.

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