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More boat show dates announced

The 53rd annual Louisville Boat, RV, & Sportshow will take place Jan. 20-24 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

The five-day event will feature deals on everything from cruisers to canoes, engines and electronics as well as events such as the Affordability Pavilion, which offers a selection of vessels that can be financed for under $250 a month, as well as boater education seminars.

"The Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow offers the opportunity to shop the largest selection of boats, RVs, outdoor gear and accessories at unprecedented bargains," show manager Kim Muncy said in a statement. "There's no better place to shop, compare and save than this sportshow, which offers a one-stop marketplace for every outdoor activity, lifestyle and budget."

Special features include kid's trout fishing in a real catch-and-release pond, a 50-foot, 5,000-gallon "bass tub" where attendees can view how bass, perch, crappie and catfish react and strike at different lures during fishing demonstrations, and the Take Me Fishing Center to help anglers improve their game.

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The 52nd annual Detroit Boat Show runs Feb. 13-21 at the Cobo Center.

This show is the primary boat and accessory show for Michigan and will offer hundreds of boats form 10- to 45 feet in length for fishing, cruising, skiing, and tubing.

"This show brings in the areas top dealers and features hundreds of the latest boats, plus a wide range of electronics, accessories, supplies and services," show manager Van Snider said in a statement. "Great prices, special promotions, seminars and specialty exhibits assure the show offers something for everyone."

New this year is the Great Lakes Outdoor Recreation Expo, which will run the final four days of the show. The expo is geared toward outdoor recreation enthusiasts who hike, bike, kayak, canoe, rollerblade and golf, to name a few. Entrance to one show guarantees entrance to the other.

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Those looking for something a little different should visit the fourth annual Boatbuilders Show on Cape Cod, which will be held from Feb. 12-14 at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, Mass.

A large selection of custom and limited-production vessels will be displayed in both wood and fiberglass in both sail and power. All are designed and built by more than 30 exhibitors.

"Smaller builders of custom and limited production boats are often lost in the maze of mainstream boat shows," said Scott Dayton of Hyannis Marina, a key organizer to the show, in a statement. "Buyers looking for the kind of craftsmanship and unique design usually only found on limited-production boats have few opportunities to go on board and compare workmanship and features."

The show will also allow attendees to discuss all the details of the boat directly with the person who built it and order a custom, one-of-a-kind vessel that will be a durable investment for years to come.

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