LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — The place for Lake of the Ozarks boaters to be this weekend is at Dog Days Bar & Grill for the annual Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association (LOMDA) Spring In-Water Boat Show. This show is one of boating enthusiasts' favorite signs that summer is on its way.
The LOMDA Spring In-Water Boat Show runs Friday through Sunday afternoon. New boat models will be displayed, as well as some specially priced 2018 models from top dealers.
Check out the boats for sale before you go to the show at BoatsExpo by dealer:
There will also be vendor booths with products ranging from dock security cameras and powerboat insurance to boat docks and lifts.
Admission is $6 for adults, and kids 12 and under get in for free. $1 from each admission will be donated to Kids’ Harbor. There’s free parking at Dog Days, or you can bring the boat and dock it at Topsider, then take the shuttle across the Grand Glaize Bridge to the show.
In-Water Boat Show Hours:
Friday: 1–7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Photos from last year's show
Some of the best dealerships around the Lake such as Iguana, Performance Boat Center, Surdyke Yamaha, All About Boats, Kelly's Port and MarineMax will be there, displaying their latest and greatest models.
Iguana Watersports is using this show as an opportunity to feature their Cruisers Yachts line and show the public just what they have to offer. They are proud to be bringing their Cruiser Yachts 50 Cantius, Cruiser Yachts 390 Sport Coupe, and 338 Cruisers Sport Series bowrider, as well as their Rinker 29 QX.
MarineMax will be bringing their Galeon 405 HTS and 485 HTS sport yachts and their all new Boston Whaler 350 Realm, as well as a 320 Vantage. Sea Rays that will be on featured are the Sundancer 350, SLX 280, and SDX 270, and their Harris Solstice 240 and Grand Mariner 250 will also be on display. One boat that MarineMax is especially excited to be taking to the show is the NauticStar 231 Hybrid, which is an affordably priced center console fishing boat that is brand new to the Lake of the Ozarks.
Kyle Kelly, of Kelly's Port is really excited about this show because it means spring is finally here. The boats they will be displaying are their Regal 2800, 3300, and 35 Sport Coupe, as well as their Bennington 25 QSRFBA, 25 QXSBWAIO, and 30 QSRFBA.
"This show always seems to kick off the season for us and really gets people into the boating mood," Kelly said. "Deciding what boats to take to the show was a challenge because Regal and Bennington have so many great new models and features for 2019. If we could take them all, we would! The boats that we’ll have on display at the show have been big sellers for us and every customer that has already purchased one are beyond pleased. We love the fact that our Bennington models are designed specifically for the rough waters of Lake of the Ozarks and hope we can take some folks out to really show how smooth the ride is. We are looking forward to a great show and a great 2019 season!”
All About Boats
Performance Boat Center
Drew Schenck, Marketing & Events Manager of Surdyke says that he is looking forward to this show because it really kicks off the boating season for them. Several models that Surdyke Yamaha will be bringing are their Four Winns Horizon 350 stern drive and outboard models, their Scarab 255 center console, and a Yamaha 210 FSH.