PORT CLINTON, OHIO — The 16th annual Progressive Catawba Island Boat Show is set to drop
anchor in the exclusive Catawba Island Club marina with more than 100 power and sailboats
displayed dockside from Friday to Sunday, April 30 to May 2.
It’s the first return of an in-person boat show anywhere on the Great Lakes in more than 15
months due to Covid last year. And while it’s an outdoor in-water event, safety protocols
including masks, cleaning regimens and more will still be required.
To Ohio’s boat lovers anxious to start another summer, this event has become as much a season
kick-off party as a showcase of boats ranging in size from small inflatables to 60-foot-plus motor
yachts this year. In addition, more than 50 nautical accessory and service displays will also ring
the picturesque marina basin.
“This show had become very popular,” says Michelle Burke, president of the Lake Erie Marine
Trades Association, “so we’re returning this year with more live musical entertainment, select
food trucks, our first ever Walleye fishing seminars, daily hands-on Discover Sailing trips and
more to be the official kick-off of Ohio’s boating season.”
But fun and entertainment aside, the stars of the show remain the wide variety of power and
sailboats, from small center consoles to motor yachts, all open for boarding. And, the show is set
up to allow easy access for demonstrations and sea trials with qualified buyers.
The Catawba Island Club is located on the northwest side of the Catawba peninsula, off
Northwest Catawba Road. Show hours will be: Friday (April 30), 12 Noon to 7 PM; Saturday
(May 1), 10 AM to 7 PM; Sunday (May 2), 10AM to 5 PM. Admission is $8.00. Parking and
shuttles are all FREE.
For complete show information, go to: www.catawbaislandboatshow.com