After a few days of prep work, the 81st Annual Chicago Boat, RV, and Outdoors show kicked off today at 2pm. The event is taking place at McCormick Plaza in Chicago, and is taking up all of hall B and the garage area for the RVs. The focus here is definitely on smaller boats, 15-45 ft. Plenty of express boats, such as Formula and Regal, ski/wakeboard boats with Malibue, Mastercraft, and Nautiques representing, and fishing boats, including smaller bass boats, and the larger scouts and pursuits. There is even a 'down east corner' (FMYC name) with MJM, Vanquish, and Hunt representing some eastern/lobster-looks.
The show is just getting started, but there are plenty of boats to see, and quite a few events. The Rail Jam, with indoor wakeboarding, a reptile show, plenty of boating seminars from DIY Boating, the DockDogs, and plenty more. Be sure to check back for more details, posts, and media. If you are (or want to be) a FMYC customer and would like a guided tour of the show, drop us a line! If you are snowed in and can't make it to the show, but want to request that we take pictures of X or get you the specs on Y, let us know in the comments.
Back to the show!