More than 70 boats will be on display and most will be available to qualified customers for demos on Lake Erie.
Healing The Lake: Bring Back The Blue
Friday, May 2, 2014 from 4pm to 7pm in the Harbor Room
For those who love Lake Erie...."Healing the Lake: Bring Back the Blue!" is hosted by Catawba Island Club and Lake Erie Marine Trade Association in conjunction with the Progressive Catawba Island In-Water Boat Show to support the efforts of Lake Erie Improvement Association*. There will be grazing food options, beverages, and music by Colin Dussault's Blue's Project.
Beer & Wine Tasting
Firelands Winery of Sandusky, Ohio will be offering premium wines made here in Ohio. Specialty Wines of Sandusky will be offering over 10 select wines of imported from Northern Italy. Great Lakes Brewery world class Cleveland craft brews will also be available.
Singer, songwriter, performer and island regular Steve Brownell will provide entertainment each day, including songs from his recent Nashville album "No Matter What."
Free sailboat rides will be provided by licensed captain with Huron-based Harbor North.
Island Area Exhibitors
Over 30 displays of island area businesses offering service from electronics to real-estate.
The boat show will feature free admission and all in-water exhibitors will be able to take visitors for demos on Lake Erie. New additions this year include an antique boat display, a wine and craft beer tasting, and an auction of Marblehead artist Ben Richmond’s work that will benefit the LEMTA Educational Foundation. Exhibit prices have been kept low and structured to ensure a good mix of products.
Boats may be displayed in the water or on land and all 10-foot by 10-foot booth spaces will be covered by tents.
The Lake Erie Marine Trades Association was formed in 1957 by a handful of boat dealers that sought to organize a large indoor boat show for the Cleveland market. It now includes approximately 100 members that are provided with legislative advocacy, educational support, and efforts to improve boating in Ohio.