POMONA ― One of the wettest weekends in recent memory did not stop boating enthusiasts from filling the exhibition halls of the Los Angeles County Fairplex in Pomona and seeking deals on boats. The Los Angeles Boat Show, or LABS, completed its 61st year as a destination for those shopping for the latest vessels and marine accessories. The event kicked off on Jan. 19 and continued through Jan. 22 with hundreds of boats on display in multiple exhibit halls. Exhibitors presented boats for every budget.
Despite the stormy weather, attendees were in good spirits as they boarded boats and sat back in luxury on various vessels – all of which were on display indoors.
Attendees stated they were there to buy their first boat or to upgrade to a bigger boat. Others purchased beautiful wake boards and other watercrafts.
Exhibitors included Anglers Marine, Hardin Marine, Inland Boat Center, Malibu Boats, Pacific Marine Center, Robalo Boats, Tahiti Offshore Boats and many others.
The new class of boats shown were Malibu M235, Boston Whaler 230 Outrage, Bennington 25 QSB, Nautique GS22 and Tiara 31, just to name a few.
There were also wave runners, wake boards, water skis and other nautical products.
The wide variety of boats on display was complemented by dozens of vendors offering marine accessories and products, including ice coolers, batteries, decks, cleaning products, bedding, docking systems, audio equipment, engine parts and gauges, among other boating-themed gear.
Families attended with children enjoying the kid’s zones which included a zip line when it wasn’t raining. Adults interested in the game got to partake in the NFL Game Day Experience. There were big screen televisions, barbecue and beer.
More information about the Los Angeles Boat Show is available online at losangelesboatshow.com.