Grand Rapids Boat Show
February 15-19, 2023

 77th Annual Grand Rapids Boat Show Fact Sheet

 77th Annual Grand Rapids Boat Show Fact Sheet

 77th Annual Grand Rapids Boat Show Fact Sheet

 More Great Lakes Boats help Celebrate 77 Years of

Boating and Outdoor Water Recreation in Michigan!

February 16-20 at DeVos Place, Downtown Grand Rapids

 

Michigan’s Boat Show — with the longest running tradition — also has the reputation for the finest style. Over 30 dealers will display more than 400 boats from over 80 manufacturers from aluminum fishing boats and personal watercraft to pro style ski and bass boats, luxury pontoon boats, runabouts and deck boats and for 2022, attendees will see the greatest showing ever of boats for the Great Lakes!

 

For the past several years, an excellent showing of Cruisers, Tiara, Formula, Robalo, Scout, Boston Whaler, Ranger Tugs, Yellowfin, Cobalt and Regal Yachts have been on display. This year’s Queen of the Show is the Regal 36 Coupe from Grand Bay Marine.

 

This year, these great lines will be joined by some very special brand new vessels that have been rocking the early Boat Shows across the country:

  • Scout 350 LXZ (New Model) — A high-end day cruiser, ideal for refined entertainment, with overnight accommodations should you choose to extend your adventure.
  • Cruisers 34 GLS South Beach Outboard (New Model) — The GLS series continues its powerful, entertainment-centered yacht line with the 34 GLS. The 34 GLS’s cockpit features two cockpit L-shaped seating areas. The portside seating has an adjustable backrest while the larger starboard side seating converts into a large, aft facing sunpad. The lower salon features an aft stateroom and a dinette that converts into a berth.
  • Aviara AV32 Outboard (New Brand to this Market) — The definition of elegance in an open bow boat. An inviting open layout meets a clean, striking shape inspired by progressive European styling. The AV32’s future-forward design brings a fresh style like nothing else on the water.
  • Harris 250 Grand Mariner (Redesigned This Year) — With a totally redesigned look, the Grand Mariner stuns everyone on the lake with its sweeping lines and sloped silhouette. Our soft-touch vinyl and luxurious furniture keep your family comfortable, while the Mercury engine puts plenty of power for watersports at your fingertips.
  • Sea Ray 250 SDX — The go-to boat for effortless family day boating. Its design reflects a marriage of Sea Ray’s expertise and modern consumers’ preferences, including a layout that encourages socialization and relaxation, and technology that ensures ease of use. With impressive seating capacity, huge versatility, abundant storage and stylish good looks, the SDX 250 invites families of novice and experienced boaters alike to make every weekend a joyous escape.
  • Nautique S23 (New Design) — This ultra-modern take on the traditional bow Nautique offers an aggressive new hull design that delivers unrelenting performance unlike anything else in its class. From the interior to the exterior, the elegant lines and smart design add a level of luxury and intuitiveness that is unmatched. From the actuated towers to 600HP engine options, the S23 has the ability to be customized for exactly how you and your crew like to spend days on the water. Adding functionality while providing our proven, world-class surf waves and wakeboard wakes, this first iteration of the brand-new Super Air Nautique S-Series gives a subtle nod to the past while looking boldly into the future.
  • Nautique G23 — A continuation of the best wake boat of all time, the G23 stays true to its mission in 2022 by outperforming anything else on the market while offering the luxury and quality you’ve come to expect. With new tower options, the G23 takes on a new look and adds functionality while still delivering the configurable surf waves and wakeboard wakes suited for every age and skill level. Pair that with luxurious amenities, a versatile interior layout and stunning lines and the Super Air Nautique G23 continues to reign supreme as the best modern-day wake boat in existence.
  • Moomba Mojo — Delivering big-time fun on-demand. With a performance designed hull and features fit for wakesurf kings and queens, it’s the perfect Moomba for huge sessions.
  • Premier Grand Majestic RL (Rear Lounge) The largest rear lounge bed in the pontoon industry with (7) different configurations, built-in phone pockets, fast-charging USB ports, and massive storage. The best part, the stainless steel rails off the back of the boat allow you to use the seating space while you’re underway comfortably.
  • Barletta Corsa Series — The new standard for modern and sporty tri-toons
  • Crownline 290 SS — Super sporty and great for entertaining, the 290 SS is designed with all the comforts and conveniences you need for hours of fun on the water. This boat is loaded up with customer-driven standard equipment.
  • MasterCraft XT24 — The newest member of the MasterCraft family, the XT24 delivers bold looks, big waves and the most customization in the market. Endless waves for all riders and styles are a breeze with the new advanced SurfStar system and 3,600 pounds of built-in ballast. Experience one of MasterCraft’s latest innovations with the debut of the new Z8 tower, featuring patent-pending Hydro-Lock technology. With the simple push of a button, it is the easiest manual tower to operate in the industry.
  • MasterCraft XStar S — The flagship and iconic boat in MasterCraft’s fleet just got an upgrade for surfing and family fun.

 

Check out the full list of manufacturers and dealers on our BOAT LINE LIST and our SHOW FLOORPLAN.

 

Special features at the 2022 Grand Rapids Boat Show include:

  • Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel (with daily performances sure to entertain all ages)
  • HO Sports Tue Truckload Sale
  • Tommy’s Wake & Surf Shop
  • Key West Crab Shack with the Chris Corey’s Steel Drums and Keyboards…music with a Caribbean twist
    (Thursday 6-9, Friday 6-9 and Saturday 4-7)
  • Antique and Classic Boat Display from Water Wonderland Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society
  • The Dive Tank Presented by Great Lakes Dive Locker
  • Appearances by Pro Wakeboarders at both the Action Water Sports Display and at Tommy’s Display
  • Single Day Boating Safety Certification Class (Saturday, 12 Noon to 5pm) presented by the Kent County Sheriff – Marine Division

 

The Grand Rapids Boat Show started in 1946 as the West Michigan Sportland Boat Show in the Welsh Auditorium, with less than 25,000 square feet of space. It is now in its glory of 250,000 square feet (5.74 acres) of pillarless display space throughout the main exhibition halls, Steelcase Ballroom, Grand Gallery and Grand River Overlook. This is one of 14 consumer expositions produced by ShowSpan Inc., in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Founded in 1945, ShowSpan – a Studio C Company – is the largest producer of consumer shows in the Midwest.

 

WHERE:        DeVos Place in Downtown Grand Rapids. 303 Monroe St NE

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, February 16               2:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday, February 17                  12:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday, February 18                       12:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, February 19                  10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday, February 20                     10:00am – 5:00pm

 

PRICES:        $12 adults, $5 children aged 6 to 14.  Kids 5 and under are admitted free.

 

TICKETS:      Buy tickets online now (no fees): https://showspan.com/GRB/home/dates-times-admission/

 

PARKING:   

There is plenty of close by parking – beneath DeVos Place, across the street and connected by skywalk.
For more information, click here.
Take the complimentary trolley…just park in Dash Lot Area 9 on Seward ($2 total) and hop aboard the Trolley which will be making runs on an 8-minute loop beginning an hour before the show opens until an hour after the show closes each day.

 

LODGING:    Experience Grand Rapids | Kent County Hospitality Association | West Michigan Tourist | Pure Michigan

 

CONTACT:    Dianna Stampfler, GR Boat Show Publicist: Dianna@PromoteMichigan.com | 269-330-4228

 

GRBoatShow.com  | facebook.com/GRBoatShow | (#GRBoatShow)

STOP BY THE COAT CHECK BEFORE LEAVING THE SHOW TO RECEIVE A RE-ADMISSION WRIST BAND, WHICH GETS YOU BACK INTO THE SHOW – FOR NO EXTRA CHARGE – ALL WEEK/END LONG!

PRODUCED BY:

ShowSpan, Inc.
2121 Celebration Dr NE · Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525 · 616-447-2860 · FAX: 616-447-2861
www.ShowSpan.com · Events@ShowSpan.com ·  www.Facebook.com/ShowSpan