Alabama’s largest Marine Expo, The Birmingham Boat Show launches its’ 43rd consecutive run at the Birmingham-Jefferson
Convention Center, January 16-19, 2014.
New for 2014 will be a special salute to two of Alabama’s many outstanding lakes – Lake Logan Martin and Smith Lake. On
Saturday, January 18th at 12:30pm on the Seminar Stage, the Boat Show will present A Salute to Smith Lake – Sponsored by
the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce and "Smith Lake Living Magazine". A special presentation by Eddie Hand,
Publisher of Smith Lake Living Magazine, www.SmithLakeLiving.com, and Leah Bolin, President and CEO of the Cullman Area
Chamber of Commerce, www.CullmanChamber.org. Highlighting the destination get-a-ways on and around Smith Lake,
featuring Chamber of Commerce members and exciting give-a-ways! Featured Give-a-Way: You will have a chance to win
a Yolo Paddle Board sponsored by Yolo Paddle Board, Smith Lake Paddle Board and Smith Lake Living Magazine! Following
this presentation on Saturday at 5:30pm on the Seminar Stage - A Salute to Lake Logan Martin - Hosted by Erica Grieve,
Executive Director of the Greater Pell City Chamber of Commerce, www.PellCityChamber.com. A special presentation
highlighting the destination get-a-ways on and around Lake Logan Martin, featuring Chamber of Commerce members and
The show’s annual message for the past several years has been that families who boat, fish and participate in outdoor
activities, gain a unique ability to bond together as a close family unit. Keeping children involved in the great outdoors
creates the positive foundation on which they are able to learn and become productive adults. The Birmingham Boat Show
is the perfect starting place to gain the necessary knowledge for both the beginning outdoor enthusiast, as well as the
The Birmingham Boat Show includes both local boat dealers as well as dealers from across the entire great state of
Alabama. Dubbed by the nation’s major engine and boat manufacturers as a Tier One Show, the Birmingham Boat Show is
the perfect bowl game for outdoor enthusiasts. This year’s Birmingham Boat Show will set a statewide record with 21 boat
dealers from throughout the state. Complete boat dealer and show information can be found at
In addition to the numerous displays of Boats and Boating accessories, visitors can look forward to the free informative
seminars, free give-a-ways and other entertainment after Mom and Dad buy their tickets. Remember, children 12 years and
under are admitted free with a paid adult.
The famed Rainbow Trout Pond returns to continue thrilling generations of families. The happiness of watching your child
catch their first fighting rainbow trout is priceless. Many parents experienced the same rush as a child at the Birmingham
Boat Show, and are now reliving that thrill with their own children. Catching a fighting Rainbow Trout straight from the icy
waters of Ava, Missouri, at the Birmingham Boat Show is truly one of those moments in life to be treasured.
Another crowd-pleaser for the family is the 12th Annual Kid’s Fishing Show that will be held on Saturday, January 18th, on the
seminar stage. Each year since its inception, the famous Kid’s Fishing Show has been hosted by long-time radio/TV
personality Reed Montgomery. Basic fishing techniques, proper fishing etiquette, water safety and other important aspects
of fishing 101 will be taught. An added bonus will be prizes donated by retailers and manufacturers that will be given away
to the children throughout the presentation.
This year’s featured Tackle Retail Dealer is Lucky’s Bait and Tackle of Cropwell, Alabama. Lucky’s will be showing the very
latest in fishing tackle innovations with help from manufacturer representatives from throughout the area.
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, along with the Vulcan Power Squadron will be on hand providing information on
boating safety and educational procedures regarding laws on many local lakes and rivers.
Rounding out this wholesome family adventure is the famous Oklahoma Bass Tub, presented by Airport Marine. Visitors can
take a seat and watch live bass fishing demonstrations from atop a 10 thousand gallon bass tank, using pros from across the
nation to explain different techniques for landing lunker bass.