February 17-21, 2021

Features & Attractions

PLEASE NOTE: The following information is from the 2020 Grand Rapids Boat Show. The 2021 Show details will be posted soon.

Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel

Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel

This internationally famous star will return to the Grand Rapids Boat Show! Come join Twiggy and her team for a family friendly, fun-filled, interactive show featuring Twiggy the Water-Skiing Squirrel! Learn all about water safety, water-skiing and what wild things Twiggy gets into at her lagoon.

Twiggy’s Performance Schedule:

Wednesday:  5pm  |  7:30pm

Thursday:  2pm  |  5pm  |  7:30pm

Friday:  2pm  |  5pm  |  7:30pm

Saturday:  11:30am  |  2:30pm  |  5:30pm  |  7:30pm

Sunday:  12pm  |  2pm  |  4pm

West Michigan Offshore – See the 37′ Outerlimits Stiletto

West Michigan Offshore – See the 37′ Outerlimits Stiletto

West Michigan Offshore will have a 37′ Outerlimits Stiletto at the show this year! This one-of-a-kind boat features twin 572 / 700 HP engines with a Konrad ACE drive package and exemplifies the dedication and passion that the owners of such a specialized craft possess. Many, many, many hours have gone into the customization of this rig by the owners, who you can meet at the Boat Show, Steve and Jenny McCormack.

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

Antique & Classic Boat Display

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.

Visit www.wwcacbs.com for more information. Sponsored by Michigan Radio.

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Action Water Sports’ HO Sports Tube Truckload Sale

Action Water Sports’ 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!

    
Tommy’s Walloon Outlet

Tommy’s Walloon Outlet

It is a Lake Life Boutique! Come enjoy a lakeside atmosphere with a specialized food menu from Tommy’s Barrel Back Restaurant, drinks, live music and kids’ activities while you shop the pop-up shop of Tommy’s northern sister store located on beautiful Walloon Lake. Specializing in men’s and women’s lake lifestyle clothing and accessories. Shop the Tommy’s Walloon Outlet to find special pricing and unique pieces from brands including Roxy, Billabong, Carve Designs, Karissa and Me, plus many more.

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Meet Professional Wakeboarders, Skiers & Wakesurfers!

Meet Professional Wakeboarders, Skiers & Wakesurfers!

This year’s Boat Show will be full of professional wakeboarders and wakesurfers throughout the weekend! 

CLICK HERE to view the line-up of pros that will be onsite at the Show

Key West Crab Shack

Key West Crab Shack

Stop by the Key West Crab Shack while you’re at the Show to enjoy chef appetizers and exotic cocktails. Plus Tropical Rock (Trop Rock) music from the Don Middlebrook Band!  The songs for beach, boat and island lovers will resonate through DeVos Place from the docks near the Ballroom.

Don Middlebrook Performance Schedule:

Wednesday:  6pm – 9pm

Thursday:  6pm – 9pm

Friday:  6pm – 9pm

Saturday:  4pm – 7pm

Dive Tank

Dive Tank

All attendees are invited to suit up and try it out each day of the Show!

Brought to the Show by:

Great Lakes Dive Locker

Boating Safety Certification Course

Saturday, February 22 from 12pm – 5pm

Get your certification done in one day by the Kent County Sheriff Department’s Marine Division on Saturday at the Boat Show and be ready to hit the water this Summer! Typically these classes take multiple evenings. Here is your opportunity to get certified, a legal necessity in order to command a motorized boat or PWC without supervision for anyone born after 1978, and those between the ages of 12 and 16 years old. (And simply a smart thing to do!)  

There is no fee to attend the Boating Safety Class. Participants should gather in the main entrance lobby of DeVos Place and will be directed to the seminar room just before 12pm.

Gizmo the Robot

Gizmo the Robot

Be on the look-out for Gizmo the Robot while you’re at the Show!  He’ll be wandering the aisles entertaining attendees.