2019 Catawba Island Boat and Yacht Show

Contact Michelle Burke, (440) 899-5009 Ext. 15


Fishing and sailboats may not always go together, except if you’re at the 2018 Progressive Insurance Catawba Island Boat and Yacht Show on April 26-28.

More new fishing boats will be dockside for the weekend when the exclusive Catawba Island Club opens its grounds to the public for this year’s show featuring top dealers from northern Ohio showcasing and demonstrating their latest angling models.

Center consoles designs, once not popular in the northern Ohio market, are now the mainstay of fishing models being purchased by anglers. So, it’s no surprise the show will boast a big choice of makes and sizes ranging from triple engine performers to rigid hull inflatables ready to chase Walleye, Perch and Smallmouth.

Examples of well-known angling brands like Regulator, World Cat and Key West boats will be on display from Catawba Moorings (Port Clinton). This six-plus boat display will be led by the triple Yamaha outboard-powered Regulator 34 Center Console that will put any angler out where the fish are in fast time!

Elsewhere, the highly rated Buddy Davis 28 fishing machine with its famous bow flair that delivers an exceptionally dry ride will be on display from Lake and Bay Yachts Sales (Marblehead). Farther down the dock, Castaway Yacht Sales (Port Clinton) will have models from popular Edgewater Boats ready for sea trials. And, among the selection of cruising and fishing boats headed for the show from South Shore Marine (Huron), the new Grady White 335 Freedom with its powerful twin V8 Yamaha 425hp outboards is expected to turn heads. South Shore will also show off the Pursuit 355 fishing machine boasting triple Yamaha 300’s, among other models.

In the extensive 20-boat exhibit from Clemons Boats (Sandusky), fishing machines will be abundant, highlighted by the premiere showing of the new Albemarle 27DC. It will be just one of the exciting new models from Clemons, all ready for boarding and possible sea trials including five Nautic Star models, 12 Boston Whalers up to the Whaler 380 Outrage, among others.

On the other hand, if sailing is your passion, RCR Yachts, with offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, will cruise in with the Beneteau Oceanis 38.1. It combines strong sailing performance with three below decks interior choices ranging from day sailing to extended cruising.

Other sailboat dealers expected to be docked at CIC include Riverfront Yacht Sales (Cleveland) with Jeanneau Sun Odyssey models designed by Marc Lombard, boats well known for speed and good seakeeping, multiple sail plans and drop-down transom platforms, among many other amenities.

The show is also for newcomers who want to find out if sailing might be right for them. A special show feature dubbed “Discover Sailing” will offer a unique chance to get out on a sailboat and experience it first-hand. Part of the Harbor North (Huron) display featuring Hanse Sailboats, each “Discover Sailing” boat will manned by a licensed captain from Harbor North and prospective sailors will take the helm to get a real taste of cruising along under sail.

For people serious about getting into sailing, Harbor North is well known for its Sailing School that features classes like: Basic Keelboat Sailing (2 days); Basic Cruising (2 days); Bare Boat Cruising (3 days); and Women’s Sailing Weekends.

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