Features at a Glance

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Boating Skills Virtual Trainer—Test Your Boating Skills

Space 3048

Take the helm and set out on a simulated ”boat trip” to practice boating skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more. The America’s Boating Club Boating Skills Virtual Trainer is equipped with a steering wheel and real Mercury throttle to give you hands-on experience as you pilot your virtual boat on a lake with other powerboats, sailboats, navigation aids and a marina.

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Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center

FREE Boat Maintenance & Repair DIY 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.

Sponsored by Yamalube:

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Kids’ Trout Pond—FREE for kids 12 and younger!

East Hall

There's no limit to the fun! Catch-and-release fishing pond is a great way to introduce kids to the sport of fishing. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the moment when your little angler reels in a "big one".

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Meet Bassmaster Elite Pro Timmy Horton

Booth 3135

Meet Bassmaster Elite Pro Timmy Horton.

Timmy will be the special guest of Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association on Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Stop by to get Timmy’s autograph and snap a picture with him.

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Meet Wakeboard Pros Chad Sharpe

Space 4139

Chad will be the special guest of Nick's Boat Dock. They'll meet fans and share tips on Friday from 6pm to 8pm; Saturday from 12pm to 3pm and 6pm to 8pm and Sunday from 11am to 2pm.

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New! Paddle Sports Pool—Hosted by Canoe Kentucky

Discover the fun of stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and other paddle sports. Canoe Kentucky will provide all the gear and instruction you need to take a demo ride—no experience needed.
While visiting the Paddle Sports Pool, be sure to register for your chance to win one of these great prizes!

SUP Package - NRS inflatable SUP board with an Aqua Bound paddle and mTI SUP belt PFD

Jackson Kayak Package - Jackson Kayak Cruise 12 Angler fishing kayak with a Werner paddle and Astral PFD

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New! Poker Run with a Twist—Friday, January 26

Presented by Nick's Boat Dock

New! Poker Run with a Twist—Friday, January 26
Deal yourself in for fun! Register to get a score card and visit checkpoints throughout the show to be dealt your hand.
To complete the run, you must visit all the checkpoints and turn in your score card at the final checkpoint. The players with the best poker hands will participate in a final skill to determine winners!
Open to guests age 21 or older. You must visit all checkpoints to be eligible for prizes. Click here for list of prizes.
6 PM–7 PM  Register
7 PM–8:30 PM Poker–Skills Run
9 PM–11 PM After Party—Featuring live music performed by popular band Mary Mary (only for Poker Run players and participating exhibitors)

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New! RV Adventure Videos

Save time and money on your next RV adventure. John’s done all the planning—his travel video seminars include maps, campground guides, tour and restaurant recommendations and more—all you have to do is get excited and go!

Seminars include: Route 66 Adventure, East Coast RV Adventure, Alaska RV Adventure and Rocky Mountains RV Adventure.

Click here for complete schedule 

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New! Twiggy, the Waterskiing Squirrel

 Don’t miss the world’s most famous watersports-loving rodent. Twiggy will amaze and entertain you as she skis behind a radio-controlled boat that cruises around a custom-made heated pool.

Twiggy’s Schedule:
Wednesday: 6 PM & 8 PM
Thursday: 3 PM & 7 PM
Friday: 6 PM & 8 PM
Saturday: 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM & 7 PM
Sunday: 1 PM & 3 PM

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Wakeboard Trampoline Training Wall Demonstrations

Hosted by Nick’s Boat Dock - Booth 4139

Come watch pro boarders defy gravity as they demonstrate wakeboarding tricks—grabs, spins, flips—and other stunts. Pros will share pointers and tips you can use whether you’re just getting started in wakeboarding or want to improve your techniques. 


Fred's Shed Discover Boating NMMA-Certification