ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WFRV) – The Green Bay Boat Show, presented by Ken’s Sports, wrapped up another record-breaking attendance weekend.
“I know we’re higher than any previous year and I think we’re going to set a record for the whole weekend,” said Jessica Uecker, Senior Event Designer at the Resch Expo Center.
Exact attendance figures are unknown, but what is known is that over two hundred boats were on display. “Everything from fishing boats to kayaks and fishing supplies are available. We also have a clothing vendor here,” Uecker said.
Ken’s Sports had over 70 boats on display. “It’s been a great show so far,” said Mitch Mogensen, sales representative for Ken’s Sports.
Mogensen says sales have also increased. “We brought in a lot of boats for customers and people to see, it was a big turnout,” Mogensen said.
Those present also received special treatment. the hands on deck non-profit organization was building a small boat. Progress was made, in just two days. “The parts are cut on a CNC machine, giving you the precision you need to put them together easily,” said Hands On Deck volunteer John Seaman.
Seaman expects the boat to be completed within the next two weeks. It could then be auctioned off for the benefit of the organization.
Some current boat owners have come shopping. Michael Ansell drove his family from Marquette Michigan. “I like the variety, there are a lot of different boats to look at, depending on what interests us,” Ansell said.
Alexis Menke was at the show with his brother and nephew. Attending the show is a family tradition. “Yeah, we come every year,” Menke said.
Her 14 month old nephew is a little too small to buy a new boat but he is having fun. “He really appreciates everything, looks all around him,” Menke said.