Boat Show revving up at McCormick Place

January 7, 2013 3:23:24 PM PST
The calendar says January, but it's time to think about warm weather thanks to the annual Chicago Boat, Sports, RV and Outdoors Show.

Preparations were underway Monday at McCormick Place.

Giant cranes were used to move items for the 83rd annual show.

The show opens this Wednesday and runs through Sunday.

It features more than 500 boats, 100 RVs, marine accessories, outfitters and educational activities.

More than 40,000 people are expected to attend.