Special feature at the boat show; power boat docking challenge

Power Boat Docking Challenge in action photo

At the boat show, allow enough  time to try your skills at a free power boat marina docking game where you use a full scale boat helm to maneuver a model boat into a miniature marina slip in a model test tank. It’s a timed test, with offsets for bumping, that can be a challenge for both a beginner boater and “old salt” boater.

The top nine boat shows now own “the Power Boat Docking Challenge from Culp Concepts, bringing more of an interactive experience to show-goers and helping demonstrate how fun docking can be with practice and proper instruction.

“With the recent additions of new seminars and the Discover Boating Resource Center at NMMA shows, we’ve seen first-hand the value of offering more educational and hands-on learning opportunities for attendees,” noted Ben Wold, executive vice president, NMMA. “The Power Boat Docking Challenge is another great addition to the NMMA show educational portfolio, providing a fun way for boaters and would-be boaters to get more confident behind the helm and experience for themselves the satisfaction of learning how to dock with ease.”

The Power Boat Docking Challenge is an interactive experience that pits the boater against other show attendees, who compete against the clock, steering and docking a 4-ft, twin engine, remote-controlled power boat, using a life-size helm station found on a traditional boat, down a 20-ft.pool into a marina and ultimately a slip, for a chance to win a host of prizes.”

So allow plenty of time for your visit to the boat show for the entire family to take the free boat show challenge. It runs daily as well as on the weekends several times each day of the show. Expect a small wait, its popular.

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