Yamaha sponsors Jacksonville show

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Yamaha has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show that runs April 13 -15 at Metropolitan Park and Marina in Jacksonville, Fla.

“Having Yamaha on board as the presenting sponsor of the Jacksonville Show is a great boost for us,” said Jacqui Bomar, president of show producer JBM & Associates, in a statement. “Yamaha is a well-respected and popular brand within the marine industry and having them support our show brings another level of credibility to the show. We have some of the best dealers, manufacturers and marine-related vendors lined up for the show, as well as great live entertainment and plenty of things to do for the whole family.”

The show will feature fishing seminars from local experts including Captain Chris Rooney, Tony Eden, Craig Sutton and Steve Grant. They will cover bottom fishing, cobia fishing, mahi trolling, proper outrigger rigging, high-speed wahoo fishing and surf fishing. There will also be sessions for kids including Captain Don from Hook the Future and the Fetch-and-Fish show that features a 41-foot-long pool full of bass and dogs that dive into it.

Freedom Boat Club will offer free rides in the Freedom Boat Hut and there will be live music from Big Jeff the Entertainer, Aaron Koerner and Cyrus Quaranta. Food trucks will include Treemendous BBQ, What’s The Catch, Mother Trucking Pizza, Rocco’s Pizza, Wurstbusters and Tikiz Shaved Ice, Ice Cream and Gourmet Sorbets.

Show hours are noon til 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Sunday. Tickets range from $5 to $10 you can find more information at jacksonvilleinwaterboatshow.com.