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Boat show roundup

Today’s roundup includes news from the Korean International Boat Show and the In-Water Boat Show at Scorpion Bay Marina in Peoria, Ariz.

The Korea International Boat Show will celebrate its third year June 9-13 on the West Coast of Gyeonggi Province.

In 2008, the Korea International Boat Show initiated the building of new marinas, the construction of marine infrastructure such as marine industrial complexes, and the revitalization of small shipbuilding and related parts manufacturing as well as the service industries associated with marine leisure activities, show organizers said.

The 2009 Korea International Boat Show featured 467 marine companies from 33 countries.

The previous Korea International Boat Show was held concurrently with the World Match Racing Tour's Korea Match Cup and featured various exciting events. The 2010 Korea International Boat Show aims to be a more business-oriented exhibition, organizers said.

"There will be separate venues for exhibits and events to ensure a business-friendly atmosphere," according to a statement. "There will also be reinforced match-making services to accommodate both participating buyers and companies."

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An in-water boat show is set for Friday and Saturday at Scorpion Bay Marina and Yacht Club in Peoria, Ariz.

Local marine dealers have joined together to display more than 60 boats ranging from 16 to 60 feet. New, used, repo and consignment boats will be on hand.

Admission is free with a park entry fee.

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St. Petersburg Show Opens Thursday

The 44th edition combines with the Tampa Boat Show to create what organizers say is the largest show on the Florida Gulf Coast.

Pay To Play

When Covid restrictions were widespread, some MTAs found a new revenue stream by charging admission to previously free shows, and visitors had no problem ponying up.

Yamaha Expands F25 Line

The company added short-shaft power trim and tilt models, and two models with improved tiller handles.

MRAA Donates to Educational Foundation

The group reinvested $100,000 in donations it received to help the foundation’s effort to address workforce shortages.

TPG Adds to Marine Portfolio

The hospitality and marina management firm acquired Conanicut Marina and Taylor Point Boat Yard in Jamestown, R.I.

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