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2012 Boat Show Schedule:

February 10-12, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Lake Home and Cabin Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. An indoor show featuring a wide variety of products and services relating specifically to, you guessed it, lake homes, cabins and cottages. This is a fun show with a lot of interesting exhibitors. We will have two of our 15’ Lightning Bug boats and will be introducing our new 15’ Black River Guide, which is an electric powered narrow flat bottomed boat just perfect for one to two passengers. For more information on the show itself, go to www.lakehomeandcabinshow.com

May 19-20, Postponed, Minneapolis, MN
Note: Due to an unforeseen conflict we regret this demo will have to be rescheduled to a later date to be determined. Please send us an email to info@budsin.com if you would like us to send you a notice of the rescheduled date. Also, if you would like to view a 15' Lightning Bug boat in the Minneapolis area we would be happy to give you contact info for customers who are willing to show off their boats. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Public boat demo at Lake Calhoun/Lake of the Isles Park. We will be giving demo rides on our 15’ Lightning Bug boats and the new Black River Guides. We will board from the dock at the Tin Fish Restaurant located at 3000 E. Calhoun Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55408.

August 17-19, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
4th annual Montreal Classic Boat Festival held at the Quays of the Old Port in historic downtown Montreal, just off the Saint Lawrence Seaway. This second annual event features some of the finest classic boats of the last century as well as a few modern classics like ours. Visit their extraordinary website to get a look at photos and video of last year’s show. This event is held in a closed lock section on the river but we will have a second boat available for demo rides just outside the locks—please check back or call for the specific dock location. More information on this show is available at www.fbcmontreal.com.

October 6, St. Michaels, Maryland
30th annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival held at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Unquestionably one of the nation’s premier small craft events.  Hundreds of amateur and professional boat builders and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their skiffs, kayaks, and canoes. This is an outdoor activity oriented event and we will be giving demo rides in a couple of our electric boats. There is a 24 mile electric boat race held on Friday starting and finishing from the Miles River Yacht Club and circling Wye Island. While the race is not structured to be a public event please contact me if you are interested in attending or participating. More information on this show is available at www.cbmm.org. (museum website)

October 11-14, Annapolis, Maryland (tentative attendance)
40th annual United States Powerboat Show held at the city docks in historic Annapolis Md. This is billed as the nation’s oldest and largest in-water powerboat exhibition and features every type of powerboat imaginable, from exquisite luxury yachts right down to inflatables. More information on this show is available at www.usboat.com/us-powerboat-show.

Please be aware plans can change so feel free to give us a call at 252-729-1540 to confirm before traveling long distances to see us.  We may add some events for the summer of 2012 so please check back or call us with any suggestions. Thanks.

Or, you are always welcome to stop by our shop at 142 Moore Lane, Marshallberg, NC!
We always have 6 plus boats under various stages of construction.  If you give us enough notice we may even be able to swing a old fashioned clam bake. 

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