Chicago Boat, RV and Outdoors show

January 19, 2008 12:49:21 PM PST
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.

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