Jacksonville Boat Show set for Jan. 28-30

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The Jacksonville Boat Show will be held Jan. 28-30 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville. It will offer three days of water-related fun, family-friendly activities and educational seminars — as well as deals on hundreds of boats and thousands of accessories. Attendees will be among the first to see and board brand-new models of all types of watercraft, including fishing boats, cruisers, ski boats, pontoons, inflatables, personal watercraft and more. The show is sponsored by VyStar Credit Union.

Highlights include:

  • Seminar presentations on Jan. 29 and 30 by Capt. Tim Altman of Hoodoo Sportfishing Charters and founder of Wahoo Junkies. Seminar series is sponsored by Strike-Zone Fishing.
  • Kids’ fishing clinics hosted by Donna Frantz of Fishing 101 on Jan. 29 and 30. The first 100 kids to complete the clinic each day will receive a rod and reel combo courtesy of Barracuda Batteries by Continental.

“The New Year will kick off with a splash at the 2022 Boat Show,” said Erin Johnson, North Florida Marine Association administrative director. “Our region is a boater’s paradise, and at the show, boaters of all types and skill levels will find the vessels, accessories, resources and information they need to enhance their on-water activities. We’re also very excited to offer seminars, kids’ activities and more. This is a can’t-miss event for anyone who loves being out on the water.”

Hours and Admission

Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center is located at 1000 Water St. Boat Show hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 29 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 30. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under and $12 for seniors, military and first responders with ID. Food is purchased from the vendors and is not included with admission. For more information, go to boatjax.com.

Parking

Parking for the general public is $5 per automobile per day.

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