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2017 Winter Boat Shows

Wow, it's tough to believe that the holidays are over and a new year has begun.  I frequently checked my driveway throughout the holidays, and oddly enough there wasn't a new boat, motor, and trailer with a big bow.  No matter, my family spoiled me rotten, so now I can get on with a new boat search.

Maybe I'll find one, maybe I won't, but I'll certainly check out the new options.  I've always enjoyed boat shows.  Sure they feature new hulls, new power, state-of-the-art electronics, but I learn a tremendous amount as well.  I have a few pesky maintenance issues to solve, and I need to revisit my insurance policy, too.  So boat shows aren't just about buying a new vessel.  They're about getting the many parts of boat ownership in ship-shape.  

Here's a list of some of the shows across the country in January.  

01/06/17 - 01/15/17    Houston, Texas - Houston Boat Show
01/06/17 - 01/08/17    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - Myrtle Beach Boat Show
01/06/17 - 01/15/17    Columbus, Ohio - Ohio RV & Boat Show
01/06/17 - 01/08/17    Collinsville, Illinois - Let's Go Fishing Show
01/06/17 - 01/08/17    Murray, Kentucky - West Kentucky Boat/Outdoor Show
01/06/17 - 01/08/17    Denver, Colorado - Denver Boat Show  
01/06/17 - 01/08/17    Des Moines, Iowa - Des Moines Boat & Sport Show 
01/11/17 - 01/15/17    Portland, Oregon - Portland Oregon (OR) Boat Show
01/11/17 - 01/15/17    Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Boat Show  
01/12/17 - 01/16/17    Cleveland, Ohio - Cleveland Boat Show 
01/12/17 - 01/15/17    St. Charles, Illinois - All-Canada Chicago Boat Show
01/12/17 - 01/15/17    Port Charlotte, Florida - Charlotte County Boat Show
01/12/17 - 01/15/17    Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta Boat Sh
01/13/17 - 01/15/17    Daytona Beach, Florida Daytona Boat Show
01/13/17 - 01/15/17    Raleigh, North Carolina - Bass and Saltwater Fishing Expo
01/13/17 - 01/15/17    Lake Charles, Louisiana - Central Gulf Coast Boat & RV Show
01/13/17 - 01/15/17    Lansing, Michigan - Lansing Boat Show
01/13/17 - 01/15/17    Springfield, Missouri - Springfield Boat & RV Show 
01/13/17 - 01/15/17    Stuart, Florida - Stuart Boat Show
01/13/17 - 01/22/17    Monroeville, Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh Boat Show
01/13/17 - 01/22/17    Cincinnati, Ohio - Cincinnati Boat Show 
01/19/17 - 01/22/17    Naples, Florida - Naples Boat Show
01/19/17 - 01/22/17    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - OKC RV & Boat Show
01/19/17 - 01/22/17    Kansas City, Missouri - Kansas City Boat & Sportshow 
01/19/17 - 01/22/17    Green Bay, Wisconsin - All-Canada Green Bay Boat Show
01/19/17 - 01/22/17    Minneapolis, Minnesota - Minneapolis (MN) Boat Show
01/19/17 - 01/22/17    Rosemont, Illinois - Chicago Outdoor Sportsmen Show
01/19/17 - 01/22/17    Birmingham, Alabama - Birmingham Boat Show 
01/19/17 - 01/22/17    Sacramento, California - Sportsmen's Expo-Sacramento
01/19/17 - 01/22/17    Austin, Texas - Austin Boat Show 
01/19/17 - 01/22/17    Pomona, California - Los Angeles Boat Show
01/19/17 - 01/22/17    Nashville, Tennessee - Nashville Boat Show 
01/20/17 - 01/22/17    Billings, Montana - Great Rockies Sport Show-Billings
01/20/17 - 01/22/17    Pasco, Washington - Tri-Cities Sportsman Show-WA 
01/20/17 - 01/22/17    Council Bluffs, Iowa - River City Fishing and Boat Expo
01/20/17 - 01/29/17    Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Milwaukee Boat Show 
01/20/17 - 01/22/17    Doswell, Virginia - Richmond Fishing Expo
01/20/17 - 01/22/17    Little Rock, Arkansas - Arkansas Marine Expo
01/20/17 - 01/22/17    Saint Joseph, Missouri - St. Joseph Sport & Boat Show
01/20/17 - 01/22/17    Houma, Louisiana - Southern Louisiana Boat Show 
01/20/17 - 01/22/17    Niagara Falls, New York - Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
01/20/17 - 01/22/17    Fredericksburg, Virginia - Fredericksburg Boat Show
01/20/17 - 01/22/17    Cedar Falls, Iowa - Iowa Boat Show 
01/25/17 - 01/29/17    Puyallup, Washington - Washington Sportsmen's Show 
01/25/17 - 01/29/17    New York, New York - New York (NYC) Boat Show
01/25/17 - 01/29/17    Louisville, Kentucky - Louisville Boat Show 
01/26/17 - 01/29/17    Greenville, South Carolina - Upstate South Carolina Boat Show
01/26/17 - 01/29/17    Overland Park, Kansas - Overland Park Boat Show
01/26/17 - 01/29/17    Baltimore, Maryland - Baltimore Boat Show 
01/26/17 - 01/29/17    San Diego, California - San Diego Sunroad Boat Show 
01/26/17 - 01/29/17    St. Louis, Missouri - St. Louis Boat & Sports Show 
01/27/17 - 01/29/17    Boxborough, Massachusetts - New England Fishing/Outdoor Expo 
01/27/17 - 01/29/17    Huntington, West Virginia - Huntington RV & Boat Show  
01/27/17 - 01/29/17    Jacksonville, Florida -Jacksonville Boat Show 
01/27/17 - 01/29/17    Charleston, South Carolina - Charleston Boat Show 
01/27/17 - 01/29/17    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - OKC Winter Boat Show  
01/27/17 - 01/29/17    Longview, Texas - East Texas Boat Expo 
01/27/17 - 02/04/17    Seattle, Washington - Seattle Boat Show  
01/27/17 - 01/29/17    Helena, Montana - Montana Boat Show
01/28/17 - 02/04/17    Spokane, Washington - Spokane Boat Show 
01/30/17 - 02/05/17    Tulsa, Oklahoma - Tulsa Boat Show  
02/03/17 - 02/05/17    Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Dells Boat Show  
02/03/17 - 02/05/17    Providence, Rhode Island - Providence Boat Show

Check one out and get ready for the upcoming season.  It sure beats shoveling snow....
 

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Tom Keer

Tom Keer

Tom Keer is an award-winning writer who lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  He is a columnist for the Upland Almanac, a Contributing Writer for Covey Rise magazine, a Contributing Editor for both Fly Rod and Reel and Fly Fish America, and a blogger for the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s Take Me Fishing program.  Keer writes regularly for over a dozen outdoor magazines on topics related to fishing, hunting, boating, and other outdoor pursuits.  When they are not fishing, Keer and his family hunt upland birds over their three English setters.  His first book, a Fly Fishers Guide to the New England Coast was released in January 2011.  Visit him at www.tomkeer.com or at www.thekeergroup.com.