Features at a Glance
Miss GEICO Offshore Racing Boat
Feed your need for speed!
The fourth-generation Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran made of carbon/Kevlar. Powered by 3,300-hp 1650 RACE Mercury Racing sterndrive engines, the world-champion offshore racing boat can reach speeds in excess of 200 mph!
United States Power Squadrons® Boating Skills Virtual Trainer
Take the helm of a virtual boat to practice basic boating maneuvers and improve your boating skills—without leaving dry land. The United States Power Squadrons® Boating Skills Virtual Trainer® makes learning fun and easy! It features a steering wheel and a real Mercury throttle you use to “drive” a 20-ft. console boat on a lake with other powerboats, sailboats, navigation aids and a full marina.
Training options include close quarters maneuvering, docking and more. Instructors can adjust current and wind direction and velocity, and day/night settings to vary the degree of difficulty and challenge you whatever your skill level.
Kids’ Toy Boat Building
If they can imagine it, they can build it! Little skippers will have boatloads of fun creating a one-of-a kind nautical masterpieces to take home as a show souvenir.
Discover Fishing Seminars
Presented by The Recreational Fishing Alliance & The Fisherman magazine
Don’t let these get away! Expert anglers will share tips and tricks to help you improve your catch. Sessions cover a variety of fishing topics—from proper rigging for big game fishing to offshore angling to how to land a trophy striper.
Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center
FREE Boat Maintenance & Repair Seminars
If you’re interested in learning what it takes to maintain, repair or upgrade your boat or engine, head to Fred’s Shed for practical, professional advice. Free seminars cover a variety of topics, include demonstrations of techniques and tools on boat and motor cutaways, and end with question/answer sessions. Come with your questions and projects to discuss, and leave with the know-how, confidence and inspiration to do it yourself.
Tommy Bahama Maritime
Heighten your sense of the coastal lifestyle as you tour all-American Chris-Craft boats styled by Tommy Bahama and take in the scent of ultimate relaxation on the water as you sample Tommy Bahama Maritime, the lifestyle brand’s newest fragrance for men, inspired by the pleasures of sailing, and the sea. Stop by the Tommy Bahama booth to sample the fragrance.