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Upcoming boat show lineup

Here’s a look at some boat shows set to begin in the coming days and weeks.

Hundreds of 2008 and 2009 model boats for fishing, cruising, skiing and wakeboarding will be featured at the 17th annual Spring Boating Expo, which runs Thursday through Sunday at the Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, Mich.

In addition to boats, the latest boating engines, motors, accessories, services, clothing and gear will be for sale from more than 100 boating businesses.

“Spring is just around the corner and with its great selection and bargain prices this show is the best place to shop for your boat to assure early spring delivery,” show manager Van Snider said in a statement. “In addition to bargain prices, low interest rates and financing can be arranged on the spot.”  Boats from 10- to 30-feet in length will be on display.

The show will host the Discover Boating Center to provide potential first-time buyers with reliable, unbiased, personalized answers to boating questions. The center helps show-goers find new boats on the show floor priced at less than $200 per month.

“It’s a great way to get people to realize how affordable boating can be,” said Snider. “We will have a variety of boats from which the consumer can choose.”

For information, call: (800) 932.2628 or click here.

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The 17th annual Orange County Boat Show runs April 3-5 at the Anaheim Convention Center’s Hall D.

The show contains more than five acres of family runabouts, ski boats, fishing boats, pontoons, high-performance sportboats, cruisers and PWC all under one roof.

In addition, the Southern California Marine Association is hosting a Discover Boating area where experienced boaters and novices alike can visit to receive valuable information regarding boating safety, exciting new destinations, and the "hows and whys" of how to get more out of the recreational boating experience.

For information, click here.

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