Press Releases of the Show
The Montreal Boat Show, more than ever The Event for all boaters and water sports enthusiasts!
Brossard, January 20, 2016 - Place Bonaventure is welcoming the Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show from February 4th to 7th. It is the most important and prestigious nautical event in Quebec and specifically the one for thousands of boating lovers and all its related activities. Even more so, the Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show gives them the opportunity to discover new boat models for 2016 and the chance to benefit from the best prices on the market. Produced by the Quebec Maritime Association, Desjardins and Aviva, the Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show is home to more than 500 boats of all types, activities for the whole family with now three unique thematic areas.
The widest choice of boats in Quebec
According to an NMMA study, Quebec stands in second position in Canada for new boats sales behind Ontario. In that regard, the Montreal Boat Show has proved to be a strong indicator of Quebec's boating sector growth and features the most of prestigious names in the business: Bénéteau, BRP, Chaparral, Formula, Honda, Jeanneau, Mastercraft, Mercury, Larson, Lowe, Lund, Régal, Sea Ray, Smokercraft, Tigé, Yamaha etc. Consequently, the variety of boats to be found in one single venue means that you can see all types of boats selling from $ 3,000.00 to more than 1 million $ for luxury yachts. Whatever their choice of boat, buyers have the assurance that they will get the best prices in the market.
Three thematic special areas
As organizer of the event, the QMA has gone all out to offer visitors a more comprehensive experience of the boating world. On top of the seminars and conferences area already in place, three new thematic areas are introduced this year. They are dedicated to Sailing, Fishing and Nautical Sports. They will be headed by renowned personalities such as Dominic Lagacé, wakeboard champion, Patrick Campeau for Fishing and George Leblanc for Sailing. Each thematic area is meant to be a meeting and exchange place for those who are passionate about their sport.
Francis Bouillon at the Montreal Boat Show
Hockey player and recently retired from the Montreal Canadians, Francis Bouillon is also a keen sports fisherman. He will be present at the Princecraft stand on Friday February 5th. The Quebec aluminium boats builder will also premier at the Show its brand new Xperience 195, a boat suited to large bodies of water, as well as its newVogue series of luxury and user friendly pontoon boats.
The Supra SE 550 Roush Edition
In just a few years, wakeboard and wakesurf have become immensely popular with nautical sports aficionados. As a matter of fact, Quebec has the greatest number of participants in those two sports in the country. The Montreal Boat Show is very proud to be the first venue where the new Supra SE 550 will be shown. This great boat is a Limited Edition model with only 25 units produced in the world and of those only two are being offered in Canada! With its modern if not futuristic design, the Supra SE 550 is a competition marvel with an engine derived from those found on Ford F-150 trucks. According to Supra, this new boat produces unprecedented wave quality which will make all purists smile for days on end.
Sailboat magic at the Show
New sailboats will make sailors smile as well! They will want to see up close the newBeneteau Oceanis 35, a beautiful cruising sailboat that blends clean lines, safety, comfort and performance. In the daysailer category, the Show presents a brand new boat created specifically for inland waters called the Outsider. Made in Quebec, this new generation sailboat is offered with three options: Beginner, Classic and Sport. Another feature that makes it very attractive is its affordable price. The Montreal Boat Show will also be hosting the premiere showing and official launching of the FarEastsailboat. This keelboat was elected "Boat of the Year" in the USA by Sailing World magazine. It promises to be very exciting for competitive sailors who will appreciate its attractive pricing as well.
(Re)Discovering the pleasures of navigation
Partnering with the QMA, Parks Canada has great promotions for visitors at the Show with special seasonal packages for the many historical waterways it manages. For example, anyone who buys a boat at the Show will benefit from a free seasonal permit for its locks. Others can benefit from a “2 for 1” deal for their locking permits for the 2016 season. The Discover Boating program, another partner of the QMA at the Show, has a contest with a prize consisting of a one week vacation on the water all expenses paid. And for those who are keen on honing their boating skills, the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons will offer their very successful Boating skills virtual trainer, which is making a comeback at the Show. This virtual trainer enables you to evaluate your navigational skills under various weather conditions.
A Family Day is also programed for Sunday February 7th with many activities aimed at kids. More information on the Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show is available atwww.salondubateau.com
VENUE : Place Bonaventure - 800, de la Gauchetière Ouest
HOURS : Thursday and Friday from 11h00 to 21h00; Saturday from 10h00 to 20h00; Sunday from 10h00 to 18h00.
TICKETS: adults - $ 15.00/ Seniors/Students - $ 12.00/ Children 12 years and less - Free /Family Package (2 Adults, 2 Teens from 13 to 17 years) - 35 $ / Saturday Special 5 to 7 - $ 7, 50 per person when buying 2 tickets.
ABOUT THE QUEBEC MARITIME ASSOCIATION (QMA)
Created in 1996, the QMA’s mission is to support the development of pleasure boating and nautical sports and activities, the growth of the network of marinas in the province as well as nautical tourism and environmental and boating safety programs. Organiser and promoter of the Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show, the Nautical Fest and the Montreal on-water Boat Show, the QMA will celebrate its 20thAnniversary through 2016.
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