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VIDEO: Crowds gather at Connecticut show

The 39th annual Norwalk Boat Show opened Thursday at the southwestern Connecticut port city’s Norwalk Cove Marina and will continue through Sunday.

More than 400 boats and 250 accessory exhibitors will be on hand.

"The Norwalk area is a big boating area and it's not just Norwalk itself," Norwalk Boat Show manager Joe Priko told "It's a regional show."

"It really does provide that quality time in a beautiful setting, where people can breathe and just be," Connecticut Marine Trades Association executive director Kathleen Burns said. "It's just a wonderful recreation."

Along with regional dealerships, marinas and boatyards, dozens of national and international boat brands, including Beneteau, Boston Whaler, Carver, Cobalt, EdgeWater, Ferretti, Formula, Hinckley, Hunt and Southport will be exhibiting at the show.

Watch for a report on the show in Monday’s Trade Only Today.


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