Jacksonville show opens tomorrow

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The 2018 Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show opens tomorrow at noon at Metropolitan Park & Marina in Jacksonville, Fla.

The show runs through Sunday and Yamaha is the presenting sponsor. Highlights will include fishing seminars, the Fetch-N-Fish Show, Captain Jack Sparrow and his band of pirates plus a variety of boats, marine products and services.

“We are very excited to bring our brand of boat show to Jacksonville and are thrilled to have the support of so many dealers, manufacturers and marine-related vendors,” said Jacqui Bomar, president of show producer JBM & Associates, in a statement. “We are a group of females who has been producing shows around the country for more than 17 years. We like to focus on creating a show that the whole family can enjoy. We will have Captain Don from Hook the Future there to teach kids how to fish like grown-ups and we are lining up some great captains for our adult fishing seminars. Plus, Captain Jack Sparrow will be joined by noted female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read, and of course, lots of boats for those looking for their first boat or looking to upgrade.”

Fetch-N-Fish is a fishing and dog show that features a 4,000-gallon mobile aquarium that is 41 feet long. The show will also feature free boat rides aboard the Freedom Boat Hut, a floating tiki bar that is one of only 10 boats like it in the country. Food trucks will include Treemendous BBQ, What’s The Catch, Mother Trucking Pizza, Wurstbusters and Tikiz Shaved Ice, Ice Cream and Gourmet Sorbets.

Show hours are from noon until 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets range from $5 to $10.