From January 27 to 30, take care of your worries at Northern State Boat Show for its 52nd year at the Greenville Convention Center.
As in previous years, it will be about things that float, and the exhibition space is full with 22 boat dealers setting up shop.
Anita Venable, spokesperson for the Greenville Convention Center, said it was one of the few boat shows to operate this year due to supply chain issues and COVID-19 issues. Even the Atlanta boat show was canceled, she said.
She expects attendance to reach between 10,000 and 12,000 this weekend, and attendees should see a wide variety of exhibitors from across the Southeast. The number of nearby lakes increases the show’s appeal regionally, Venable said.
Since the start of the pandemic, boat sales have increased by 12%. Those looking to buy a new boat should have a decent price range to choose from, with new fishing boats starting at around $ 5,000 and large boats approaching close to $ 100,000, she said. Products and services such as insurance, accessories, etc. on the show should appeal to all boating enthusiasts.
“They can come to one place and do it all,” she said.
Admission is $ 7 for adults, $ 6 for seniors and children 6 to 18; children under 6 admitted free. The show runs from noon to 9 p.m. daily except Sunday, which runs from noon to 6 p.m. Parking is $ 5.
Watercraft brands represented
- Fisherman’s Quest
- Caroline Skiff
- crown line
- Four winners
- Key West
- Nautical Star
- Sea Pro
- Sea ray
- Sea hunting
- South Bay
- Sun hunter