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Set Sail with Tousley at the 2019 Minneapolis Boat Show

Written by David Glassman

January 24-27, 2019
Minneapolis Convention Center
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If you love summers on the lake in Minnesota, then make plans to attend the Progressive® Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show®. As one of Minnesota’s most popular boating events, the boat show is four days of fun and time well spent with family and friends.

This year the show is celebrating its 46th anniversary! Along with the great deals on vessels and boating gear, the show also features new nautical attractions and educational opportunities. You can spend time with leading industry experts who can provide practical insights into the world of boating and life spent on the lake.

Event Highlights

Antique and Classic Boat Display

Visit the Antique and Classic Boat Display. One of the most anticipated features is Surprise—a 30' 1927 Hutchinson Launch commissioned in 1926 to be built by the Hutchinson Boat company in New York by Mrs. Charles Merrill as a birthday gift to her husband Charles, the founder of the investment bank Merrill Lynch.

Island Experience

The Island Experience is a great way to socialize and enjoy time with friends as you think of the 2019 boating season! Enjoy music by Mick Sterling Presents musicians Elijah Adam, Tom Harkness, and Erin Chase Thursday–Saturday from 4:00 PM–8:00 PM.

Twin Cities Beach Blast

You’ll definitely want to attend the Twin Cities Beach Blast, The Milk Carton Boat Races, and the Sandcastle Competition. Get all the information you need for the family-friendly 2019 Blast held on Sunday, July 21.

Discover-A-Boat—FREE for Kids

Your kids are invited to the show floor to explore the recreational boats as they navigate the Discover-A-Boat Map. The navigation point begins at the Twin Cities Beach Blast located in Lobby E. Turn in the completed Discover-A-Boat Map after the search for a prize!

Lakeshore Lifestyle Experience

Visit the all-new Lakeshore Lifestyle Experience and take in the view of the lakeshore in spring or summer. On Friday, the Minnesota Grape Growers Association will be available to serve samples of Marquette grape wines at the Minnesota Wine Experience.

Boating Education

This year’s show also offers boating education. Do-it-yourselfers or boat owners interested in maintaining, repairing, or upgrading their boat or engine can visit Fred’s Shed for practical, professional advice. Visit the Progressive® Insurance Boat Club where seasoned mariners from the Annapolis School of Seamanship will teach an entertaining curriculum of hands-on boating courses. Or, test your boating skills at America’s Boating Club’s Boating Skills Virtual Trainer.

2019 Minneapolis Innovation Awards

The Innovation Awards are held in Minneapolis to honor manufacturers and suppliers who are leading the industry with innovative boating products. Go by all the booths and get to know some of Minneapolis’ most reputable boating companies that participated in the 2019 Minneapolis Innovation Award.

Don’t Miss the Minneapolis Boat Show Giveaway!

Enter for your chance to win a 2019 Sea-Doo Spark 2-UP 900 ACE. 4 contestants will be chosen to compete in a Baggo Tournament on Saturday, January 26. The winner of the tournament wins the Sea-doo Spark 2-Up, which is valued at $5,399. You can register for the giveaway here.

Visit the Tousley Motorsports Booth

Tousley Motorsports will be on hand to display some of our most popular models of personal water crafts at booth #302A. Look for the Big Yellow Blimp and come see some of our featured models, including:

Thumb2019 Sea-doo Fish Pro 155

  • Starting at $14,799
  • Rider capacity: 3
  • Engine: Rotax® 1503 NA
  • Exclusive fishing features: Garmin Fish Finder, fishing cooler, trolling mode

Thumb2019 Sea-doo Wake 155

  • Starting at $11,999
  • Rider capacity: 3
  • Engine: Rotax® 1503 NA
  • Exclusive tow-focused features: ski mode, ski pylon, board rack

Thumb2019 Sea-doo Spark 2-Up

  • Starting at $5,399
  • Rider capacity: 2
  • Engine: Rotax® 900 ACE
  • Affordable, playful, compact, fuel-efficient, and lightweight watercraft

While you are in the area, stop by our showroom in White Bear Lake, MN. We offer premier, high-performance motorcycles, ATVs, Ski-Doos, Sea-Doos, Offroad Go Karts, and Triton Trailers. When it comes to motorized adventures, we carry the best models anywhere in the industry. You can also call us at 800-TOUSLEY, or visit our Facebook page.

David Glassman

David Glassman

David Glassman is President of Tousley Motorsports.

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