Boat Show Gets Spring Fever Started Early [VIDEO]
ST. CLOUD -- The newest models from the biggest names in watercraft are on display this weekend at the St. Cloud Boat Show.
The River's Edge Convention Center is packed wall-to-wall with hundreds of new models of fishing boats, personal watercraft, luxury pontoons and more.
Jake Jacobson, General Manager of Rapid Marine, has been coming to the St. Cloud Boat Show for about 10 years.
"What's really unique about this show is that it's open to the public...and you can wheel and deal on a new or a used boat," Jacobson says.
"We enjoy it, we get to see a lot of customers...[and] sell a lot of boats at this show - it's a good show."
Visitors like Bev Hendrichs of Little Falls and Dave Maier of Royalton come out to have fun checking out all the boat show has to offer.
"There are a lot of awesome new boats and the pontoons are fabulous," Maier says.
"It's wonderful - there's a lot of participation, a lot of people showing up, it's nice to see," Hendrichs says. "Everybody should come down and see this."
Hendrichs and Maier say they are there only to look at the new boats, but hinted they might have to listen when a good deal comes around.
"We're just looking today, but you never know," Maier said.
The St. Cloud Boat Show is free and open to the public and continues through Sunday.