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FISHING FLEET EXPANDED AT CEDAR POINT BOATY SHOW

While the boats will range from kayaks to motor yachts, avid anglers will appreciate the wide variety of fishing machines on the docks of the Progressive Cedar Point Boat Show casting off for 4 days, August 22-25.

While big cruisers garner lots of publicity, this year’s show will feature enough fishing models in every size category, from sleek center consoles to triple-engine giants, to please any angler.

For example, among the biggest names in Lake Erie fishing boats is Happy Days Boating Company (Port Clinton), the dealer for Robalo, Sport Craft and Parker. In the case of the latter two brands, they’re recognized for exclusively specializing in fishing models. For example, the Sport Craft 272 and 302 Express models have been mainstays of the Lake Erie fishing fleet for decades and, while providing limited accommodations, primarily feature a host of angling amenities.

The same is true for Parker and Robalo angling models. Parker boats, from 23 to 28 feet, are pure fishing workhorses with minimal cabin space and maximum fishing area. Robalo, on the other hand, offers a large lineup of center consoles from 18 feet up to a more luxurious 30-foot Walkaround.

Buddy Davis Boats are known world-wide by the serious fishing community for their distinctive flair and hull design. The Davis 28 Center Console will be showcased at Cedar Point by Lake and Bay Yacht Sales (Marblehead), and while it boasts all the built-in fishing amenities anglers demand, it also features surprisingly comfortable passenger seating for just cruising around. The Davis 28 CC boasts twin Yamaha 300 outboard power.

Outboards are the name of the game at Clemons Boats (Sandusky) too, powering the full line up of models from Boston Whaler, Nautic Star and Albemarle.  Boston Whaler models will dominate the Clemons display with first public showings of new 2020 models including the 270 Vantage, 285 Conquest and 315 Conquest along with 10 other Whaler models ranging up to the 38 Outrage. The new Albermarle 270 Dual Console for 2020 will be accompanied by the Albermarle 25 and 29 Express models, while Nautic Star center console models will round out the fleet.

Center console models also reign supreme At Catawba Moorings (Port Clinton). The show line up will feature Regulator Center Console models from 28 feet to 34’ feet. In addition, Key West boats will be on display along with World Cat and the exciting Mystic M4200 Center Console introduced to the Ohio market earlier this year. 

More fishing models will be found in other major exhibits, too, including MarineMax (Port Clinton) showing five Sailfish center console and dual console models from 24 feet to 36 feet; South Shore Marine (Huron) displaying the all-new 335 Grady White Freedom and the Pursuit 408, both sporting the new Yamaha 5.7L V8 XTO Offshore outboards rated at 425 hp; and Pier 53 (Port Clinton) showcasing new models from Cobia Center Consoles and Monterey Sport Yachts up to 36 feet; and Sea Fox Center Console fishing boats will be on display from Beaver Park Marina (Lorain).

More than 10,000 boaters from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Pennsylvania annually attend this event, the oldest and largest in-water show on the Great Lakes. Get more show information at: www.cedarpointboatshow.com