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Features & Attractions
PLEASE NOTE: The following information is from the 2019 Milwaukee Boat Show. The 2020 show details will be posted soon.
Twiggy the Water-Skiing Squirrel Returns to the Milwaukee Boat Show!
This internationally famous star will return to the Milwaukee Boat Show January 23-27! 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.
Wednesday, Jan. 23: 5pm | 8pm
Thursday, Jan. 24: 5pm | 8pm
Friday, Jan. 25: 1pm | 4pm | 7pm
Saturday, Jan. 26: 1pm | 4pm | 7pm
Sunday, Jan. 27: 12pm | 3pm
HO Sports Tube Truckload Sale
HO Sports will inflate every tube they make and offer the best values ever at the Boat Show Tubers’ Truckload Sale! Meet the professional designers of the tubes straight from the factory. HO Sports will also give away tubes to some lucky winners who compete in a game of skill while at the Show. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, two tubes will be given away each day to some lucky winners!
The Key West Crab Shack
Enjoy the Splendor of the Seas Menu at the Key West Crab Shack while at the Boat Show.
M-W Marine Fishing Seminars
One of the Midwest’s finest dealers of Fishing Boats has once again scheduled a fantastic lineup of Pro Anglers and guides to share their experience on the water with attendees of the Boat Show. Bass, Walleye, Trout and Salmon are all covered in these seminars that are presented on both Saturdays and Sundays of the Show.
Evinrude Legendary Fishing Seminars
John Gillespie, Pete Maina and Joe Bucher, three legendary Wisconsin anglers, will assemble on Saturday, January 19 at the Boat Show for an incredible day of seminars. Each angler will present a seminar on his specialties and tell a few stories. Then at 4 o’clock they will all participate in a panel discussion followed by a meet & greet in the Evinrude display. Avid anglers won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from the pros and meet these guys!
Evinrude, part of the BRP Marine Group, is a global manufacturer of outboard marine engines. A model of innovation, Evinrude developed the first commercially viable outboard engine in 1909. Celebrating 110 years of innovation in 2019, the Evinrude engine lineup, from 3.5 to 300 HP, offers customers superior value across a full range of applications while meeting all global emissions standards. Engines are available at authorized Evinrude dealerships worldwide.
Wisconsin Scale Boats
Meet the model boat enthusiasts and view their unique display of boats located in the West Concourse. Association members will be on-hand to answer any questions and demonstrate their crafts.
Antique & Classic Boat Display
The Glacier Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society of America will bring the best of their show quality restorations.
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!
America’s Boating Course®
A one-day Boating Safety Certification Course to be held on Saturday, January 26
Representatives of the United States Power Squadrons® will conduct this class. Typically these classes run for a series of four weeks. Those who pass will receive a Wisconsin DNR certificate of completion. The knowledge gained could save you and your family’s life (at the very least it will reduce your insurance premiums).
This certificate is REQUIRED by all persons born after December 31, 1988 and are at least 16 years old in order to operate a personal watercraft or motorboat even if accompanied by a properly certified boating certificate holder. Having a driver’s license does not fulfill this requirement.
This certificate is also required by persons who are at least 12 years old to operate a boat or personal watercraft when no adult is aboard.
This is a great opportunity to prepare for safe summer fun in one day… then take in the Boat Show for free!
America’s Boating Course covers: Introduction to Boating, Boating Law; Boating Safety Equipment; Safe Boating; Navigation; Boating Problems; Trailer, Storing and Protecting Your Boat; Hunting and Fishing; Water Skiing and River Boating; and much more
1. Call (262) 786-2599 for information on how to pre-register or visit www.milwaukeepowersquadron.org
2. The charge for the class is $45, which covers all materials needed and the exam. An additional charge of $15 is for each additional person in the same family sharing the same book.
3. Register and pay at the Power Squadron booth at the Show
4. Register and pay at the door on the day of the course, Saturday, January 26 at 7:45am (if there is space available). Use the North Entrance door.
7:45am – The North Entrance doors open for attendees and at-the-door registration (if space is available). All students must have a Wisconsin Customer ID number prior to completion of the class. If you don’t have one, you can obtain a WI DNR Customer ID Number (7am – 10pm) by calling the WI DNR Customer Service at 1-888-936-7463 or you can visit a WI DNR Service Center during their regular scheduled business hours.
8:05am – Instruction begins
5:00pm – Graduation and distribution of certificates