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Shows and Events

This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the Nautical Expo Spring 2013 and the Treasure Coast Marine Flea Market & Boat Sale in Florida.

The Regatta Pointe Marina Nautical Association said West Marine signed on as the title sponsor of the Nautical Expo Spring 2013, scheduled for May 4-5 at the Regatta Pointe Marina on the Manatee River in Palmetto, Fla.

The expo is a free event celebrating yachts, boats, kayaks, paddleboards and every other means of exploring waterways.

Events and activities include a boat show with more than 50 power- and sailboats in the water from 14 to 54 feet; boating seminars by leading marine industry experts; youth fishing stations led by local charter captains; nautical fashion shows by West Marine; kayak and outdoor equipment demonstrations; and exhibits by nautical businesses and organizations.

A nautical flea market will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.

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The third annual Treasure Coast Marine Flea Market & Boat Sale will be held June 1-2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Indian River Fairgrounds in Vero Beach, Fla.

Bargain hunters looking for deals can visit vendor exhibits and buy nautical and marine-related merchandise and services.

Marinas and private individuals will display new and used boats. A nautical flea market will have antique collectibles and maps, marine artifacts, rods, reels, lures and lines, boating apparel, taxidermy and diving equipment.

Admission is $7 for adults; children younger than 12 will be admitted free.

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