5 Reasons to Drop Anchor at the Atlanta Boat Show

The Progressive Atlanta Boat Show runs Thursday through Sunday at the Georgia World Congress Center.

  • The Atlanta Boat Show runs Thursday through Sunday at the Georgia World Congress Center.
    The Atlanta Boat Show runs Thursday through Sunday at the Georgia World Congress Center.
  • The Miss Geico racing team will introduce its newest boat.
    The Miss Geico racing team will introduce its newest boat.
  • Kids can catch and release a fish.
    Kids can catch and release a fish.

It’s been a cloudy, foggy week. Bring some sunshine into your winter at the Progressive  Atlanta Boat Show, starting Thursday and running through Sunday at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Five reasons to drop anchor at the Atlanta Boat Show:

Dream on. The more than 500 boats on display will include paddleboats, pontoons, yachts, fishing vessels and powerboats.

Imagine that. The Miss Geico racing team, returning from winning a seventh world championship, will introduce its newest offshore racing boat. Made of carbon and Kevlar, the 50-foot Victory catamaran weighs six tons and runs on engines that generate 3,000 horsepower, leading to speeds of more than 200 mph.

Be cool. Test your skills on a mechanical surf board that simulates riding on ocean waves. Not to worry, if you wipe out, you will fall into a sea of inflatable waves.

Meet Dora. Yes, Dora the Explorer will be there on Sunday from noon until 4 p.m.

Improve your fishing. Top fishermen and guides will share tips at the Let’s Go Fishing Center during hourly seminars. Little fisher people can learn the sport at the Catch and Release Trout Pond.   

Tickets are $12 for those 16 and older. Admission is free for those15 and younger, when accompanied by an adult.

Carol Carter writes for Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau  

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