Dallas boat show opens Friday

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The Dallas & Fort Worth Winter Boat Expo starts Friday at the Dallas Market Hall and runs through Feb. 9.

Admission is free Feb. 3 for each person who donates four canned-food items to the North Texas Food Bank.

The expo will open at noon Monday through Thursday (Feb. 3-6) for the convenience of the business lunch crowd. Food vendors will have lunch selections for purchase.

Presented by the United Boat Dealers of North Texas, the DFW Boat Expo will have more than 450 all-new 2014 boat and watercraft models on display and available for purchase from 20 North Texas boat dealers during 10 consecutive days. Nearly 100 vendors will have booths.

"Boating is an affordable, family-friendly recreational activity, and the winter boat show is the best time of year to buy a boat," DFW Boat Expo director Bron Beal said in a statement. "All new models will be on display, with some models being unveiled for the first time. And great financial incentives are available.”

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