Did you know we make tugs for different jobs? Well, we do and we regularly show them off at a variety of trade shows across the country. The unique tugs we manufacture are in use around the world, moving everything from airplanes to trailers of all shapes and sizes. If you’d ever like to drop by and say “hi,” come visit our booths at one of the shows below.
Mid-America Boat Show (aka Cleveland Boat Show)
16-20 January, 2014: We are gearing up for this mid-winter show that features boats, boats and more boats! Come and visit, dream of hot summers and cool water, then stop by to say “hi.” We’ll be there alongside boat manufacturers and makers of every type of toy imaginable for fun on the water. There will also be live events such as educational clinics and music. Naturally, there will also be boats of all kinds for sale. Admission is open to the public and is only $12, plus parking.
IMBC (International Marine & Boatyard Conference)
29-31 January, 2014: Held in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this large show is for people who own or operate marinas and boatyards but is also a hub of activity for harbormasters, dry dock repair companies and other professionals. We’ll be here demonstrating how easy it is to move big boats with our powerful tugs. Registration runs from $379 to $499 and is open to industry professionals.
Plenty of boats to see at the Miami Boat Show.
Image courtesy of Alex Grichenko
Miami International Boat Show
13-17 February, 2014: This is a massive boat show so large that it needs three different locations. Designed for anybody who likes playing on the water, there are boats of every style on display, even an impressive display of sailboats. Besides boats, there are also seminars, contests, presentations, live music and a martini bar. Admission is open to the public and runs from $20 to $85, depending on the number of days you plan to attend.
IX Piston Powered Auto Rama in Cleveland
14-16 March, 2014: If you like big engines and things that go fast, put this show on your list! What makes this show unique is that anybody with a cool ride may enter a vehicle in the show, which means there will be plenty of piston-driven eye candy to admire. We’ll be here near the airplanes and hope to see you. Admission is open to the public, price TBD.
Waste Expo in Atlanta, GA
28 April – 1 May, 2014: It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to help move trash around! We make tugs that move large dumpsters with ease so we’ll be at this conference to show waste industry professionals our useful tugs. Though mostly geared towards professionals, anybody can attend this conference. The price to attend is between $405-$530. However, simple access to the exhibit hall is $60-85, and that includes admission for three days.
Enjoy the splendor of the aviation world at AirVenture.
Image courtesy Anne Lowe
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
28 July-3 August, 2014: Put the Oshkosh AirVenture on your bucket list if you’re a fan of all things airplanes. This show runs for about a week and attracts more than half a million visitors from around the world. From thrilling aerobatic flights to cool planes on display, this show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has it all. Admission ranges from $15-$41 per day, and you can even camp on-site for a front row seat to all the action.
IBEX (The International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference)
30 September-2 October, 2014: This three-day event in Tampa is a gathering of marine and boat professionals. Its focus is on sharing cutting-edge techniques and technology to engineer better boats. Not only do we have a booth, but many other exhibitors use our tugs to maneuver massive boats into tight spaces. This show is only open to marine industry professionals, and the cost of attendance varies based on which events you attend and your level of participation.
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Early December, 2014: The exact dates of the show in 2014 are TBD, but we love the excuse to visit St. Petersburg this time of year! This show features boats and marine equipment of all sizes. Virtually every major manufacturer is there, so if you’ve been dreaming about a new boat, this show is a must-see. Tickets are usually about $12 per person per day, except for kids under 15, who get in free.
MDCE (Marine Dealers Conference and Expo)
16 -19 December, 2014: This show in Orlando for marine dealers is an opportunity for these experts to gather and learn more about the latest technologies and trends in the marine world. With the main focus on the business side of boats and marine supply, our tugs are always a popular exhibit. The show is open to people and businesses directly involved in the sale and marketing of boats.
We’ll probably be at other trade shows and exhibitions over the next year, and we’ll try to keep you updated as our plans evolve. If you would like to learn more about the different types of tugs we offer, please contact us or see some of our aircraft tugs, trailer tugs and dumpster tugs in action.