DETROIT (WWJ) – Well, it’s hard not to think spring and summer when you walk through Cobo and see all of these boats. Sunday folks can enjoy shopping or dreaming about owning one of the beautiful boats on display at the Detroit Boat Show.
Cobo Center is wall to wall with boats, fishing boats, pontoons, cabin cruisers, and wave-runners this year.
WWJ Newsradio 950’s Beth Fisher spoke with show spokeswoman Nicki Polan says lots of people have been checking out the boats after all of the snow and cold we’ve had.
“People come here for a taste of summer but in addition to that I think it’s got a lot to do with people feeling more upbeat about purchasing large ticket items and just really feeling better about what’s happening in Michigan,” says Polan.
Dealers can make 50-percent of their annual new boat sales through the boat show acknowledges Polan. Tickets are $12 for adults and kids 12 and under are free.
Charles Darga of White Lake was looking at pontoon boats with his wife,”Winter is terrible in Michigan and we live on a lake and we want to be in the water as much as we can,” Darga says.
The Darga’s will put their boat into the water April 1 and are usually the last to remove their boat from the lake.
Most going to the show say they are ‘done’ with snow and the show puts them in the mood for summer and just looking forward to warmer weather.
Polan says attendance is already up over last year’s show. The Boat Show runs through Sunday, February 20.