Kick Off in Catawba


One of the classiest Lake Erie boating events of the year, the 11th annual Progressive Insurance Catawaba Island Boat Show, kicks off May 1-3 at the prestigious Catawba Island Club.

“It will be a record-size show this year,” says Ken Alvey, president of the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association, which produces the show. “We will be using an additional pier this year for the first time because dealers want more in-water berths for new models. This show gives dealers a chance to showcase new models they may have received since the Cleveland boat show last January.”

More than 100 boats will be on display at the show, ranging from small inflatables to million-dollar motoryachts, most of which will be in-water. Select pre-owned boats also will be on display, along with boating accessories, equipment, services and information. Enjoy live music, special craft beer and wine tasting events. Admission and parking are free.

For more info, visit