Chicago, Boat, RV and Outdoors Show: When: Sunday, January 20, 2008, 10:00 a.m. ? 6:00 p.m. Where: McCormick Place - North Building-2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60616 www.ChicagoBoatShow.Com (Press Release:) 78th CHICAGO BOAT, RV & OUTDOORS SHOW...HOT PRODUCTS, INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES, INDUSTRY TECHNOLOGY FEATURED, CELEBRITIES and SUMMER FUN DURING DREARY WINTER SEASON WHAT: The 78th annual show features over $65 million in merchandise on the showfloor with over 600 boats, 200 RVs, marine accessories, outfitters and plenty of hands-on interactive and educational activities! The "first of its kind" 170-ft. indoor river allows show visitors the opportunity to climb aboard a canoe, electric boat or kayak to experience the sights and sounds of paddling down a tranquil river, in addition to testing the All Terrain Vehicle Demo Course on indoor off-road track. Over 50,000 consumers from Midwest expected. Products displayed during ABC7 segment: WAVERUNNERS
Brand: Yamaha- FX Cruiser SHO (Starting at $12,799) Awarded Popular Science's "Best of What's New" award in the recreational category Featuring the industry's largest displacement engine, a 1.8 liter, 1812 CC, supercharged Yamaha marine engine, along with an ultra-lightweight, high-strength NanoXcel TM hull and deck, the FX Cruiser SHO gets you moving in a nanosecond. Crusier seats keep the family comfortable while with Cruise Assist helps you easily tow your kids on inflatable toys and wakeboards. BOATS
Brand: CraigCat- Hybrid (Starting at $5684) Powered by both gas and electric, it includes an easily removable portable generator, a full remote, electric key start, padded bucket seats, convertible bimini top, and a powerful 55-pound thrust electric outboard motor for zero water pollution. It uses less than a gallon of gas in eight hours of running time and is totally unsinkable. Available in both the "Classic" or "E2" model KAYAK
Brand: Offshore Marine- Dagger Catalyst 12.8 ($719) 12 feet in length, weighs 45 pounds Can attach a rudder for easier operation and steering Whether its an afternoon on the lake or a multi-day adventure, there's tons of storage space so you can spend all the time you want on the water Brand: Stearns- Paddle Sport Manually Inflatable Chest Pack ($80) Note: He will NOT be inflating this on-air!! It's designed for paddle boats, so we thought it would pair nicely wit the kayak ? it is for display ONLY. Sturdy nylon shell has a large zippered chest pocket with organizer compartments inside Zippered handwarmer pockets can double as storage space and "tuck" pockets for loose straps Lightweight, comfortable fit, and universal size Reliable, manual CO2 inflation allows you to choose when inflation is needed Type V approved for use as a Type III Back shoulder pad can be adjusted for neck and head support once inflated.