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Texas show returns in March

The South West International Boat Show, the largest in-water show in the region, will hold its eighth annual event March 17-20.

The South West International Boat Show, the largest in-water show in the region, will hold its eighth annual event March 17-20 at South Shore Harbour Marina on Clear Lake in League City, Texas.

Organizers said the show will be the first of two this year. The second event, also at South Shore Harbour Marina, will be held Sept. 23-25. The site is between Houston and the beaches of Galveston Island.

“We are thrilled to give boating lovers not one, but two opportunities this year to see these incredible vessels up close and in their element,” boat show president Peter Bryant said in a statement.

“Being able to see how a yacht or sailboat performs in water allows buyers to learn so much more about the vessel than seeing it on a trailer or showroom floor can ever do.”

Organizers said both shows will feature boats ranging in size from 10 to more than 100 feet — freshwater and saltwater — ready for boarding and viewing. Pre-season specials and dealer incentives will be available on many models.

On shore, live music will provide entertainment, children can participate in remote control boat races and more than 200 vendors will offer services and products for the boating and outdoor lifestyle.

Show highlights include Discover Boating, with programs of one and three hours of hands-on, on-water workshops for all experience levels taught by Coast Guard-licensed captains who are professional certified instructors.

Free hourly seminars for visitors will be offered during all four days of the March show. Topics range from visiting Mexico by private boat to digital communication technologies.

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