• West Michigan Offshore and the Grand Rapids Boat Show

    In just a few short days, the Grand Rapids Boat Show will kick off at the DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.

    One of the special events that will take place at the Boat Show is the opportunity to win an Offshore Powerboat Adventure Ride! Everyone 18 years of age or older will be able to sign up to win an Offshore Powerboat Adventure Ride with a member of the West Michigan Offshore Powerboat Club*. The winner will get to take up to 2 people (ages 12 and up) on the Adventure Ride.

    The event will showcase two of the West Michigan Offshore member’s boats. Brian Hartman’s 308 Skater, just redone at the Skater facility and powered by twin Mercury 300 XS's. And Christie and Keith Wilkerson’s 388 Hustler Slingshot, just repainted by local T&D Custom Painting, will both be on display.

    Brian's 308 Skater

    “With 40,000 people coming through the doors, the show builds excitement for the year”, says Roger Zuidema, West Michigan Offshore's president. “It’s great to see boaters come downtown, talk, share stories and amp the anticipation for the year.”

    Christie and Keith Wilkerson’s 388 Hustler Slingshot

    “You can always find boating fun along the Gold Coast of West Michigan and hope you’re making plans to attend,” commented Roger Zuidema, newly elected President of WMO. “We are blessed with 12 awesome ports, a big lake, and great people - loving the boating lifestyle.”

    The club raised over $64,000, in the past 5 years, granting wishes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 5 premier events for 2019 are planned, along with a number of port parties throughout the season, all included with club membership.

    The very first new Powerquest boat, since new ownership, will also be at the show.

    A West Michigan tradition! In their 74th year, the Grand Rapids Boat Show is launching into an era where they will be showing the broadest array of power boats ever…5 acres of them, especially for the Great Lakes! The array of Motor Yachts, Cruisers, Runabouts, Fishing Boats, and Ski and Wakeboard Inboards is exceptional. Pontoon Boats continue to excel in new designs, features and cruising abilities.

    Show Dates & Hours:
    Wed, Feb 13: 2pm – 9pm
    Thu, Feb 14: 2pm – 9pm
    Fri, Feb 15: 11am – 9pm
    Sat, Feb 16: 10am – 8pm
    Sun, Feb 17: 11am – 5pm

    *Winner must be at least 18 years old. Prize is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. Winner is responsible for all applicable taxes. The prize Adventure Ride is to be redeemed in the summer of 2019, to be scheduled based on availability for a 1 hour Offshore Powerboat Adventure Ride at a mutually agreed upon time. Place is to be determined at a mutually agreed upon Lake Michigan Port and Docking Area.
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      Setup at the show. The 38' PQ, the 388 Hustler, and the 308 Skater.

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