The first major boat show of the year for Lake Area dealers kicks off Thursday in Overland Park Kansas, and it’s going to be bigger than before…
“We added another block area to the hall…so we got 9 new dealers there and added 2 more seats in the ballroom,” says Mike Kenagy with the Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association.
He tells KRMS News that the show has expanded due to continued inventory demand…and this year, they have some special boats that you will want to see on the floor… “That fast boat is a 46-footer. We have 2 big cruisers in the great hall… boats, accessories… we are full and ready to go”.
Not only is this show the only show for the Kansas City area, it’s one that has broken records in recent years and officials say they hope it continues that trend.
“We think so… you can never fully clarify up front, at least until you get the after action reports,” says Kenagy, “but the response from companies and customers has been great… as far as As far as the emails and phone call I’m getting, it looks like it’s going to be a good show All the dealers are seeing that they are up to par, so I think it’s going to be a good match.
Due to COVID, the Overland Park Boat Show is now the only boat show in Metro KC…as the event organizers of the other major show of years past have officially pulled out of the area.
The event runs Thursday through Sunday at the Overland Park Convention Center and is one of 4 events LOMDA holds each year.