Chattanooga Boat Show Opens Thursday

Local guides providing free seminars

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The 2010 Chattanooga Boat & Sport Show opens Thursday, February 4 for four days at the Chattanooga Convention Center downtown Chattanooga.

The Chattanooga Boat & Sport Show is the longest running boating event in the Tennessee Valley with more than two football fields of boats, accessories, and family activities.

The show will be open Thursday, February 4 3pm-9pm; Friday, February 5 Noon-9pm; Saturday, February 6 10am-9pm; and Sunday, February 7 11am-5pm.

This year’s event features a dozen boat dealers showing off the new 2010 models in cruisers, ski boats, aluminum boats, wake board boats, bass boats, personnal watercraft and pontoon boats.

Special events this year include free children’s rod and reels on Saturday (children 12 and under, while they last) with an accompanied adult and a free pack of lures for the fisherman on Sunday with a valid fishing license (while they last).

The 2010 Chattanooga Boat & Sport Show will add an all new Fun Zone with games for adults and children, personal appearance by SpongeBob Square Pants on Saturday/Sunday, and a kids treasure hunt on Sunday at 2pm.

The 2010 Chattanooga Boat & Sport Show will feature a number of new fishing-related vendors. Items such as lures (including custom lures), rods (including custom rods by John Miles), reels and other fishing supplies will be on sale. These vendors will cover around 4,000 sq. ft. and will be located in a special fishing area of the Show.

A number of boating/fishing seminars will be held in the fishing area including:
-- Boating 101 for Women by Christy Martin of “Life on the Water” magazine at 7:00 on Friday and 4:00 on Saturday
-- Fly Fishing Techniques by Orvis reps from Feather Fly at 1:00 on Saturday
- Bass Fishing Techniques and Hummingbird Side Imaging Technology by Chattanooga guide and bass pro Jeff Reid at 2:00 on Sunday
-- Fishing for Catfish by Chattanooga Guide Richard Simms with Scenic City Fishing Charters at 5:00 on Saturday

The boater’s education class and test presented by TWRA on Saturday. No pre-enrollment required... just show up at 11 am.

As an added attraction professional wakeboarder J. D. Webb will be on hand Saturday to talk wakeboarding with attendees.

Admission to the 2010 Chattanooga Boat & Sport Show is $7.00 for adults and free for children under 12.


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