Conn. boat show back for 31st year

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Norwalk Cove Marina to host the Sept. 21-24 event

Norwalk Cove Marina to host the Sept. 21-24 event

More than 26,000 people from New England, the New York Metro area and the Mid-Atlantic turned out for the 30th annual Norwalk (Conn.) International In-Water Boat Show last year. Show organizers are expecting even more patrons at this year’s show.

“This year’s show is going to be bigger, better and there will be more to offer the attendee,” says show manager Jonathan Pritko. “I like to consider Norwalk as an event and not just a show because we have fun for all ages, great educational seminars, the Discover Boating Center where you can get your boating questions answered, as well as free power- and sailboat rides.”

The 2006 show, scheduled for Sept. 21 to 24 at the Norwalk Cove Marina, will feature more than 750 power and sailing yachts, sportfishing boats, performance powerboats, cruising sailboats, as well as PWC, inflatables, engines, marine equipment and accessories.

“This show is a boater’s one-stop shopping experience,” Pritko says.

In addition to the new boats and equipment, there will be educational seminars and events. New to the show this year will be the Burning Asphalt Remote Control NASCAR Races, where attendees will be able to control remote model race cars. There will be the Kids Aboard Boat Building Workshop, which will give children a hands-on boatbuilding experience. Also, there will be a number of free boating and fishing seminars.

Adult tickets to the show are $15. Tickets for persons aged between 13 and 15 are $5, and children 12 and under are free. For information call (212) 984-7007 or go to

www.boatshownorwalk.com .