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Features & Attractions
West Michigan Offshore – See the 2013 Checkmate Punisher
West Michigan Offshore will have a 2013 Checkmate Punisher on display at the Boat Show! This boat is powered by a Mercury 2-700sci engine, has a top speed of 100 mph, and carries a price of $499,000!
This powerboat club is for anyone who enjoys high performance boating. Members own big cats, small v-bottoms and everything in between. Some members are not boaters at all, but simply like the go-fast lifestyle. West Michigan Offshore is a non-profit organization that provides members with connections in the industry; organizing, facilitating, supporting, and promoting powerboat related events. For more information visit www.westmichiganoffshore.com
Swampmaster’s Live Alligator Show
This is a must-see attraction for outdoor families and people of all ages! Master alligator educator Jeff Quattrocchi will be on-hand to educate and inform Show goers about these amazing pre-historic creatures.
Swampmaster’s Schedule coming soon…
Antique & Classic Boat Display
An impressive display of wooden boats, presented by the Water Wonderland Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, will once again be on display at the Boat Show. Members of the Water Wonderland Chapter will be on-hand to answer questions and share stories from days gone by.
HO Sports Tube Truckload Sale
HO Sports will inflate every tube they make and offer the best values ever at the Tubers’ Truckload Sale at the Boat Show! Meet the professional designers of the tubes straight from the factory. HO Sports will also give away a tube a day to some lucky winners!
HO is a leader in the development of the new sphere technology, with tubes like the Ion, Molecule, Atom, and Black Ice tubes. Stock up at the Boat Show and be ready to hit the water this Summer!
Key West Crab Shack
Enjoy food from the Amway Chefs and Tropical Rock (Trop Rock) music from the Don Middlebrook Band at the Key West Crab Shack. The songs for beach, boat and island lovers will resonate throughout the Grand Gallery of DeVos Place.
Don Middlebrook Performance Schedule:
Wednesday: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Thursday: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Friday: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Saturday: 2pm – 5pm
Crab Shack Menu coming soon…
Cran-Hill Ranch Zorb Pool
Discover what it’s like to run on water in a Zorb, as long as you can keep your balance! Have fun riding in a Zorb and take part in this new activity that is sweeping the nation. Hop into these giant 8′ Zorbs while running around in their expansive 20′ x 40′ Zorb pool. This activity is fun for the whole family! Give it a try in the Ballroom at the Boat Show.
Michigan Hydroplane Racing Association
MHRA is a grass-roots Stock Outboard Racing Club, which hosts over a half dozen racing events across the State of Michigan. This is the same club which at one time hosted racing on the Grand River in Grand Rapids and features highly competitive, affordable, racing action with a wide variety of ages and speeds. The Junior Hydroplanes, where kids can start racing at age 9, have a top speed of roughly 42 MPH, where adults can reach up to 80+ MPH dependent on their class – and it’s all on your knees! This family-oriented sport features some of the best racing action on the water – and the hub is in the State of Michigan, with MHRA being one of the largest outboard racing clubs in the Nation!
The association offers very unique types of boats – Stock and Junior Outboard Hydroplanes. They will have two boats that will be on display at the Show. The first is a Junior Hydroplane of the J Classes, which kids as young as 9 years old can start racing. This boat has a 15 HP Mercury engine on the back, to which speeds of around 42 MPH can be reached. The second boat is a C Stock Hydroplane, of the adult Stock Outboard Class, which can reach speeds in the upper 60 MPH range, powered by a Yamato Race Engine.