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What to do at the 2016 Minneapolis Boat Show

Written by Jon Osowski


This weekend, Tousley is at the 2016 Minneapolis Boat Show. Look for the big yellow blimp to find Tousley Motorsport at Booth #302A, where you can check out all the new models from Sea Doo, the #1 selling brand of personal watercraft.

Our Tousley string bags are back by popular demand this year—stop by our booth to get one and say hi to the Tousley team. We're also handing out an extra gift for those who purchase a Sea Doo PWC at the Boat Show. 

Here's our recommendations for what to do at the 2016 Minneapolis Boat Show:

1. Check out the Ice Sculptures

Minnesota Ice Sculptures is carving a pair of life-sized Sea Doo SPARKs just for the 2016 Boat Show. After you park, head to Entrance C to watch the artists create cool works of art using some of the most advanced ice carving techniques available. Snap a "Boatie" to share with your friends, and then head into the Boat Show to check out the real thing. Tag your photos with #MPLSBoatShow to join the conversation online.

TMS-blimp.jpg2. Get a New 2016 Sea Doo watercraft, starting as low as $5,199.00

Now is the perfect time to start looking forward to summer. Come check out our Sea Doo booth and learn which personal watercraft is right for you. We'll have all the latest 2016 Sea Doo personal watercraft on display, including the affordable Sea Doo SPARK, the versatile Sea Doo GTI and the luxury GTX Limited.

3. Demo Paddle Sports in the PaddleFest Pool (Ages 10+)

Can't wait to get out on the water this year? Head to the huge heated PaddleFest Pool to try out paddle boarding (SUP), kayaking and other paddle sports. The PaddleFest Pool is a great way to try out a new sport or just take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Boat Show. They provide all the gear and instruction you'll need for a demo ride. Bring your swimsuit, or use one of their wetsuits. (Changing rooms are available.)

4. Attend a Seminar

The Boat Show isn't just about checking out the newest watercraft — it's a great place to learn more about how to enjoy the water. Head to Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center at Booth 203A for workshops on how to keep your watercraft in great condition, DIY repairs and custom upgrades. Progressive Insurance Boat School in Lobby E has classes on docking, tow sports and how to get more out of your watercraft. If you're interested in paddlesports, the PaddleFest Pool features kayaking demos and training on how to use your SUP for yoga, fishing and fun. For the complete schedule, check out:

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Jon Osowski

Jon Osowski

Known to his customers as Jonny O, Jon Osowski started selling motorcycles at Tousley in 2001. Though he's most often found by the motorcycles at Tousley, Jonny O enjoys all motorsports. As a rider he jokingly describes himself as "old, fat and slow." When not working, Jonny O is all about the music and spending time with his two sons.

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