Blessed with perfect weather and over 120 exhibitors, the 24 th Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show sponsored this year by Frontier Communications and Mohave State Bank, undeniably earned its reputation as the largest and best boat show in Arizona and Nevada.
The boat show was a total sell-out. Total attendance for the show was up approximately 4%, just a few bodies short of 9,000. More importantly, boat dealers and accessory vendors have reported excellent sales generated during and immediately following the show…..a great way to build early season momentum.
A special thank you is in order to Dennis and Allene Macklin, organizers of the ICS chili cook-off, which more than doubled in size from previous years and offered more than $5,000 in prize money to winning chefs.
Also contributing significantly to the Boat Show success was the Lake Havasu High School Athletic Booster Club spearheaded by the efforts of Cathy Bagby….thanks to the chili cook-off, Sunday Family Fun Day, student volunteers and a whole host of sponsor/donors lead by Havasu Regional Medical Center, the Booster Club was able to attain its goal of raising over $10,000 to help support high school athletic programs.
Show attendees also commented they greatly enjoyed the non-stop action of the inaugural Gary Hart Memorial IJSBA Jettribe PWC WaterCross racing which attracted nearly 150 competitors, making it one of the largest Jet Ski races in the Southwest.
And last but certainly not least, thanks to all our LHMA volunteers who helped staff the boat show at the ticket gates, beer gardens and behind the scenes….it was truly an impressive team effort. And don't forget, on April 8-9-10, 2016 the Lake Havasu Boat Show celebrates its 25 th Silver Anniversary….please join us.