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Boating Skills Virtual Trainer—Test Your Boating Skills

Booth L6

Take the helm and set out on a simulated ”boat trip” to practice boating skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more. The America’s Boating Club Boating Skills Virtual Trainer is equipped with a steering wheel and real Mercury throttle to give you hands-on experience as you pilot your virtual boat on a lake with other powerboats, sailboats, navigation aids and a marina.

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Live Music Every Day

Get into an island state of mind without leaving the Georgia World Congress Center as you enjoy Frankendread’s unique mix of calypso, soca, and steel pan music.

An accomplished Caribbean performer, Frankendread brings the island vibe to life with his energetic performances. His laid-back, no-worries tunes have put smiles on faces around the world—he’s performed in 17 countries and 43 state—and he’ll perform live everyday at this year’s show!

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Kids' Zone

Boatloads of fun for and entertainment for your little skippers. They’ll have a blast blowing off steam in the bounce houses and activity center. There’s also face painting, balloon art, and more. 

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Miss GEICO Offshore Racing Boat

Space B69

Don't miss your chance to see this one of kind racing machine. The fourth generation, World Champion Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran made of carbon/Kevlar. Powered by 1650 RACE Mercury racing engines that generate 3,300 horsepower, she can reach speeds in excess of 200 mph!

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Nautical Storytime

Our friends at CBS 46 join us Saturday & Sunday for children’s Story Hours at the Atlanta Boat Show. Bring the kids over to the Kids’ Zone as on-air hosts read nautical-themed stories your little sailors will love. Please bring in a book to donate for CBS Books to Kids, which supports Page Turners Make Great Learners. There will be a donation bin in the Kids’ Zone. Please join us!

  • Saturday, January 20th: 1pm & 4pm
  • Sunday, January 21st: 11am & 2pm

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Sail into the Weekend: Boats & Brews $5 after 5p

Join us Thursday-Friday for $5 Admission, $5 Valet and $5 Drinks, including Red Hare beers!

Find the right brew and boat for you with Red Hare Brewery sampling + swag and 600 boats to browse. Must be 21+ with valid ID.

Plus, the first 50 guests on Thursday & Friday after 5p get a free half-day pontoon rental from Park Marine (must be 25 yrs+).

It’s true! Be there!

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Sailing Seminars

Presented by Windsong Sailing Academy

When it comes to sailing, there’s always something new to learn. Take advantage of free sailing seminars to improve or enhance your sailing skills for the upcoming sailing season.  Sailing seminars can be found in Room 103

Check out the full schedule here.

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SPLASH into Safety & Get $3 off Tickets!

Bring in a new or gently used U.S. Coast Guard-certified life vest and you’ll get $3 off Show admission on one adult ticket. The vests will be collected at the box office and placed at 250 boat ramps and swimming areas as part of Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources’ SPLASH (Supervise. Prevention. Life Jacket. Arms-Length. Swim Lessons. Have a Water Safety Plan) water-safety initiative, started by First Lady Sandra Deal. Learn more at http://gadnrle.org/wear-it.

Progressive Insurance

Georgia's Own Credit Union Geico Fred's Shed Discover Boating NMMA-Certification