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    • L.A. Show Recruits Stunt, Novelty Acts




      Organizers of the Los Angeles Boat Show—set for Feb. 9-12 at the L.A. Convention Center—are hoping to lure attendees to the event with a variety of stunt and novelty performers.
      The 56-year-old show, which features hundreds of boats and thousands of accessories, will offer the following attractions at the 2012 installment:
      • World knife-throwing champion Jack Daggar, who will perform his knife-throwing stunts Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (More info at jackdagger.com).
      America’s Got Talent finalist Jeremy Vanschoonhoven, whose high-flying stunt bike performances will amaze showgoers while encouraging kids to live tobacco and drug free—and to wear helmets when riding. He performs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at various times.
      • For the second year in a row, attendees can take a walk in the "Bubble Roller" Water Balls, which allows you to walk, run, jump and roll on a large indoor pool.
      • Teen sailing sensation Abby Sunderland will sign autographs, books and DVDs while talking with attendees about her efforts to become the youngest to sail solo around the world. Abby will appear on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
      • Hooters sponsors a Wing-Eating Contest, in which contestants compete on Saturday at 3 p.m. It's hosted by 93.1 Jack-FM, and the Hooters Girls will judge.
      • The Rocker Girls of the 95.5 KLOS "Cool Patrol" will visit the boat show Friday from 5-7 p.m.
      • Radio Disney will turn in a live appearance, with games and prizes for the kids on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
      The show is produced by the Southern California Marine Association (SCMA). For more information and show times, please visit LosAngelesBoatShow.com.




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      Comments 11 Comments
      1. Tom Brown's Avatar
        Tom Brown -
        I'll bet they'd kill to get hold of the Performance Boats PRF regulars.
      1. Uncle Dave's Avatar
        Uncle Dave -
        To the organizers of the LA boat show......

        Floating orbs, jugglers, semi celebrities and ginsu knives I can see at the local circus, or fair.

        Factory made pop out boats and PWC's I can see any weekend at Berts motorcycle mall and skip the parking and entrance fee.

        I come to see local manufacturers (Cali/AZ) custom beautiful creations that stir our imaginations and delight the senses.

        Make no mistake these handful of a dozen or so custom manufacturers ARE the boat show.

        No amount of gimmickry can replace the substance the small custom shops bring to the show.

        Beg, bribe, con, wheedle, or cajole them back somehow- or your show wil fade into history.

        Respectfully,

        "Uncle" Dave Sampson
      1. Tom Brown's Avatar
        Tom Brown -
        I thought the LA boat show was decent, back in 08 when I went. It was nice to see a significant portion of the industry all in one place.

        ... but I didn't go to see the Glastrons, or even the Ultras. I looked at both of those, though. I also enjoyed seeing Eliminator, Conquest, etc. All nice stuff.

        For some reason, it feels like I can see that stuff in other places, including right here on this site, although I suppose it's nice to see it in person.

        The real gravy, for me, is seeing the stuff that wouldn't normally get any air time.

        The Performance Boats booth. I talked to a guy with long hair and a pony tail who, I would imagine, could roll and light a joint with one hand in a 40 mph wind. Who was that guy? Is he on the forum? I enjoyed talking with him.

        I enjoyed the DCM booth. DCM was a black hole, until then. There were a few pictures, but it wasn't obvious what Danny's boats were about until I saw them at the show. I've found myself thinking about owning a DCM on several occasions, since that show. You never know.

        The Eliminator boat with the carbon fiber inlays was ridiculous. No picture on the Internet is going to convey what that boat was about.

        I like some of the vendors too. They were selling stuff that you'd never find, elsewhere. Yeah, I bought some stuff that is still in the boat show shopping bags.

        I guess I think about it like going to a car show and seeing the new Civic, Focus, and Versa. There's nothing wrong with those cars but I want to see the latest one-off concept 911, the new battery that is going to recharge in 8 seconds and power a car for two months between charges, and I want to see Michael Schumacher's racing helmet from 1997.

        Oh, I'm not going to be buying any of that stuff. I'm not one of those guys. I'm more in the market for a Chevy Astra but I wouldn't spend a lot of time looking at one at a car show. For that, I'd go to a dealer and demand some one-on-one time with the car and someone to lie to me about how good it is.

        I get that manufacturers want to sell their bread and butter. That's cool. I'm just sharing my perspective on it. I like the vibe that makes me feel like I'm experiencing what the leading edge and next generation is going to be about, not just looking at what interior colors Toyota has available in next year's model.

        I hope the Havasu boat show captures some of that vibe.
      1. Tom Brown's Avatar
        Tom Brown -
        It's way too cold to go out for lunch so I'm going to keep prattling on about the boat show.

        I guess I look at the boat show like a world's fair. I want to be lied to about how amazing the future is going to be. Tell me about how much better coffee will taste when made in an aerodynamic and futuristic looking kettle. Tell me about new implant technology that will allow me to maintain an erection for the duration of an entire porno movie. I want to hear about how the women are all going to look like double-D supermodels and will prepare meals instantly with the touch of a single button and then bring the food to their man and the rest of the family wearing a shiny mylar mini-dress and 7" heels.

        That's what I look for in a boat show. Bullshit. ... but harmless and exciting bullshit that stimulates my imagination and hope for the future.


        Get this guy. Boat of the future? Hell, it's not even the boat of today but it's cool as hell and I've never seen one in person.



        ... or this guy.



        ... or this guy.



        ... or this guy.



        I'd go to see boats so they have to be there but the devices in the above videos are the type of freak show I want to see, not some guy who can juggle four goat livers and an asthmatic chicken.


        Oh.... and this is key to any event's success... food. Do an above average job on the food, so people can have a reasonable meal there without breaking the bank (maybe a small premium over regular restaurant prices) and you will have happy boat show attendees.


        Must run... I need to solve global warming.
      1. SBjet's Avatar
        SBjet -
        Quote Originally Posted by Tom Brown View Post
        I'll bet they'd kill to get hold of the Performance Boats PRF regulars.
        Brown in a dunk tank would do it.

        Btw, I agree with all your assessments. I'll add that that I enjoy the Palm Beach and Miami shows for the yachts in the water that I can traipse thru after removing my shoes. Boats I'm never going to be invited on, much less own.
        And don't forget the free crap like Bud bottle openers.
      1. Rexone's Avatar
        Rexone -
        Quote Originally Posted by Brettdawg View Post
        Hooters sponsors a Wing-Eating Contest, in which contestants compete on Saturday at 3 p.m. It's hosted by 93.1 Jack-FM, and the Hooters Girls will judge.
        ^^^^^^^^^ Hmmm, late lunch perhaps. ^^^^^^^

        Maybe this guy would be a good draw, he probably works cheap;

      1. blefever's Avatar
        blefever -
        Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Dave View Post
        To the organizers of the LA boat show......

        Floating orbs, jugglers, semi celebrities and ginsu knives I can see at the local circus, or fair.

        Factory made pop out boats and PWC's I can see any weekend at Berts motorcycle mall and skip the parking and entrance fee.

        I come to see local manufacturers (Cali/AZ) custom beautiful creations that stir our imaginations and delight the senses.

        Make no mistake these handful of a dozen or so custom manufacturers ARE the boat show.

        No amount of gimmickry can replace the substance the small custom shops bring to the show.

        Beg, bribe, con, wheedle, or cajole them back somehow- or your show wil fade into history.

        Respectfully,

        "Uncle" Dave Sampson
        With all due respect, The Floating orbs, jugglers, semi celebrities and ginsu knives are not for us. They're for the people that have never been to a boat show, the ones that just may buy a entry level boat and join the ranks of the "Hooked line and sinker boat guys" like us. They're also the ones that just may buy our used performance boats one day as they move up the ladder.

        No I don't work for the show, but I do understand why they are doing what they are doing. Yea, I go to the shows for the same reasons as you and hate paying to park and the $7 rubber "sorta hot" dogs, but that ain't gonna change at a convention center. This will be my first year to go to the Lake Havasu Boat Show, but I'm think'in that is the show for us.
      1. twocents's Avatar
        twocents -
        Here's the exhibitor line-up for the 2012 Lake Havasu Boat Show as it stands today -- more to come in the next two months. Plus -- a 200 vehicle Street Rod Car Show (Legends by the Lake), power boat racing and water ski racing. The exhibitors: Absolute Marine, Advantage Boats, Aero Marine, American Family Insurance, American Hi-Tek, AMSOIL -- Oil Twins, Aqua Lily Pad, Aquarius Casino Resort, Arizona Reflections, AZ West, Boat Bling, Boostpower, Cankles, Car Toyz, Carder Performance, Cheetah Boats, Competitive Trailers, Conquest/Group 1, DCB, Domn8er Boats, Doug Wright Boats West, Ducky Products, Dynojet Research, Eddie Marine, Eliminator Boats, E-Ticket Boats, Flagzup, Got Water Rentals, Hallett Boats, Havasu PowerSports, Havasu Springs Resort, Hering Propellers, Hill Marine/Signature Propellers, Horizon Motorsports, Howard Boats, Ilmor Marine, IMCO, In-Stitches, Jet Boats Plus, JR Motor Sales, KMG Boats, Lake Havasu City Chamber of Commerce, Lake Havasu City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lake Racer LLC/Desert Storm, Living Like a Pirate, Livorsi, London Bridge Resort, London Bridge Yacht Club, Magic Powerboats, Marine Technology, INC. (MTI Powerboats), Mercury Racing, Mystic Powerboats, Nautical Beachfront Resort, Nordic Boats, OCM/Frisini, Performance Boat Candy, Performance Boats Magazine, Pfaff/Strut Marine, Pirate Cove Resort, Pirate's Den Resort, Placecraft, Premier Golf Cars, Prestige Marine, Rex Marine, Rode's Way Boats, Ron's Custom Detail and Billet, Selman & Associates, Shockwave Boats, Slide Anchor, South West Kayaks, Sun Country Marine, Super Tech, Teague Custom Marine, The Boat Brokers, The Bravo Shop, The Main Stitch, Ultra/Interceptor Boats, USA RV & Boat, Vessel Assist, Water Jetpack Adventure, Wozencraft Insurance.
      1. WTDecker's Avatar
        WTDecker -
        Quote Originally Posted by twocents View Post
        Here's the exhibitor line-up for the 2012 Lake Havasu Boat Show as it stands today -- more to come in the next two months. Plus -- a 200 vehicle Street Rod Car Show (Legends by the Lake), power boat racing and water ski racing. The exhibitors: Absolute Marine, Advantage Boats, Aero Marine, American Family Insurance, American Hi-Tek, AMSOIL -- Oil Twins, Aqua Lily Pad, Aquarius Casino Resort, Arizona Reflections, AZ West, Boat Bling, Boostpower, Cankles, Car Toyz, Carder Performance, Cheetah Boats, Competitive Trailers, Conquest/Group 1, DCB, Domn8er Boats, Doug Wright Boats West, Ducky Products, Dynojet Research, Eddie Marine, Eliminator Boats, E-Ticket Boats, Flagzup, Got Water Rentals, Hallett Boats, Havasu PowerSports, Havasu Springs Resort, Hering Propellers, Hill Marine/Signature Propellers, Horizon Motorsports, Howard Boats, Ilmor Marine, IMCO, In-Stitches, Jet Boats Plus, JR Motor Sales, KMG Boats, Lake Havasu City Chamber of Commerce, Lake Havasu City Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lake Racer LLC/Desert Storm, Living Like a Pirate, Livorsi, London Bridge Resort, London Bridge Yacht Club, Magic Powerboats, Marine Technology, INC. (MTI Powerboats), Mercury Racing, Mystic Powerboats, Nautical Beachfront Resort, Nordic Boats, OCM/Frisini, Performance Boat Candy, Performance Boats Magazine, Pfaff/Strut Marine, Pirate Cove Resort, Pirate's Den Resort, Placecraft, Premier Golf Cars, Prestige Marine, Rex Marine, Rode's Way Boats, Ron's Custom Detail and Billet, Selman & Associates, Shockwave Boats, Slide Anchor, South West Kayaks, Sun Country Marine, Super Tech, Teague Custom Marine, The Boat Brokers, The Bravo Shop, The Main Stitch, Ultra/Interceptor Boats, USA RV & Boat, Vessel Assist, Water Jetpack Adventure, Wozencraft Insurance.
        So who signed up under Magic Powerboats?? The list is looking good,,,I'm sure there will be more to come on!
      1. King Creole's Avatar
        King Creole -
        WTDecker

        I got a press release and email from Tony Poore who said he has released the Cougar name and molds to his old partner, Bernie Shumate and Michael Craig. Tony is working at resurrecting the Magic/Sleekcraft name. He will have a difficult time but it would be nice if he made good with some of the people that he needs to become successful once again. There are a couple good Magic models in the lineup.
      1. BOOSTPOWER's Avatar
        BOOSTPOWER -
        I'm going! To walk it of course. Love to see what is the latest in all the various markets.😉Then Miami to work.


        Sent from My Boostpower Marine Efi Beacon.
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