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Shows and Events

This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the Fall Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo and the Association of Marina Industries.

The second annual Fall Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo will take place Sept. 24-26 at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, N.J.

This boating sales event will feature new and used boats and accessories for sale by local marine retailers, including new 2011 models.

The event is organized by the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey to offer a low cost, one-stop alternative to consumers and marine retailers at an easily accessible venue.

The show will feature more than 35 brands, including Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Carolina Classic, Carolina Skiff, Chaparral, Cobalt, Crownline, Cruisers Yachts, Four Winns, Grady-White, Hurricane, HydroSports, Kawasaki, Kencraft, Larson, Maritime, Maycraft, NauticStar, Regal, Regulator, Robalo, Sailfish, Sea Chaser, Sea Fox, Sea Hunt, South Bay Pontoons, Steiger Craft, Stingray, Striper, Tidewater, Trophy, Wellcraft, WorldCat and Yamaha Sport Boats and Wave Runners.

Attendees can also shop at the Boaters Marketplace and meet with vendors for engine, accessories and service needs.

"The Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo is the most affordable, easily accessible and fun boat show in the area, offering a wide range of boats and products with the best pricing around," said Rick Traber, MTA/NJ president and owner of Pier 47 Marina, in a statement. "The cost to attend is only $2 per person, so a family of four can come to the show and pay less than $10 to see over 100 different boats and vendors of all kinds and do so at a location that is fun for everyone."

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The Association of Marina Industries is partnering with Smith and Co. LLC to create a phone app for the International Marina & Boatyard Conference.

IMBC is scheduled for Jan. 26-28, 2011 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale.

The new app will contain conference information, including the overall schedule, seminar details, a list of exhibitors and hotel information, as well as dining and entertainment options in Fort Lauderdale and conference alerts. It will be available for download before and during the conference, at no cost to attendees, on the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.

"We are excited to offer this new technology to our attendees," AMI president and chairman Jim Frye said in a statement. "A phone app is a logical way for us to make conference information available and easily accessible for our attendees and exhibitors. It's another method for us to keep everyone informed."



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