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[PHOTOS] Russell Marine In-Water Boat Show: What you can expect this weekend


ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. – The Russell Marine In-Water Boat Show at the Ridge Marina on Lake Martin is the largest boat show in the southeastern United States, and it is in your backyard for you to enjoy.

This year, Russell Marine’s show is bigger than ever. The 3-day event spanning from April 27-29 will feature more to see, more boats to demo and more to win than ever before.

So what can you expect?

Boats, boats and more boats.

Since it is an “in-water show, 70 boats will be in the water at Ridge Marina and 85 will be on land. Russell Marine will have all the best boats featured including the all new Key West 263 FS with twin Yamaha 200s, the impressive SDX 250 from Sea Ray and the industry-leading G23 from Nautique. The latest and greatest Pontoon boats from Godfrey Pontoon Boats’ Sanpan line will also be featured.

“We are so proud that the Russell Marine In-Water boat show has become the largest In-Water boat show in the Southeast. And, this year will not disappoint! This year will be our largest with over 70 boats in the water and 80 on land,” said Emily Sprayberry, Russell Marine Marketing Manager. “The show has such a fun and upbeat atmosphere with live music from the Altanta Steel Pan Band, the wonderful smell of Catherine’s Market smoking up some of their amazing BBQ, boats and gear galore and the gorgeous view of Lake Martin! We invite everyone out to see and demo the 2018 boat models from top-of-the line boat manufactures such as Godfrey Pontoon Boats, Nautique, Supreme, Key West and Sea Ray. We will also have a Sea Doo demo course where people can demo the all new three seater Sea Doo Trixx.”

You will be able to ride the all new 3-seater Trixx or the GTX with ultimate horsepower. Contact The Ridge Marina to schedule an in-water demo.

Some premier manufacturer reps will be on hand to show off customer-favorite products. You will be able to discover Zup Boards, the easiest way to ride behind a boat, Hyperlite’s new I-Land, demo the Hobie Mirage Eclipse stand-up pedalboards, and get a glimpse at the new Costa Del Mar polarized acetates.

Want to win some GREAT PRIZES?

RadioAlabama’s The Lake 105.1 WRFS will be live on location Saturday, April 28, from 11-3 with prize giveaways. The team from 105.1 WRFS will be hiding yellow rubber ducks all over the boat show. If you find a duck, look on the bottom for a number. Bring it to the 105.1 WRFS tent and the team will see if that duck is eligible for a prize. If you have a winning duck, you could win a prize including Billabong shirts, Billabong wallets, waterproof phone pouches, Lake Martin summer 2018 shirts, Yeti Ramblers, hats, saddle floats, Amazon Echo Dots, gift certificates to Catherine’s Market, Kowliga Restaurant, and Russell Marine, a Zup Board, or a Double Zip Board.

In addition to the prizes in the duck hunt, everyone can register to win an inflatable standup paddle board.

Atlanta Steel Pan Band will also be live on location Saturday from 11-3. Catherine’s Market will be onsite smoking BBQ pork and chicken for sale on both Saturday and Sunday. There will be a large tent sale with Select Lake Martin and branded t-shirts, tubes, and other Pro Shop accessories starting at 50% off.

Also, an Open House will be Saturday from 12:30-4:30 in The Ridge to view 14 luxury homes.

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