Grand Haven Tribune: Boating in Michigan

Boating in Michigan

Becky Vargo • Feb 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Everything from paddle boats to multi-motored power boats was on display over the weekend at the Grand Rapids Boat Show held at DeVos Place.

Pontoon boats featured horsepower in the hundreds, woodgrain-look floors, sleek lines and some even had hard tops.

There were inflatables, personal watercraft, go-fast fishing boats, kayaks and a couple sailboats.

Area marina representatives were showing off aluminum fishing boats as one of the new, hot items for the big lakes.

New boat sales offices are sprouting up in West Michigan and one local resident is bringing construction of an offshore powerboat back to the Grand Haven/Holland area.

Check out all of the photos from the Grand Rapids Boat Show in the Grand Haven Tribune’s Gallery of the Week at

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