As boat show season begins, Mercury Racing is on the road and on display for fans and friends to get up close to product, props and the people behind Wide Open. Take an inside look at the Toronto International Boat Show and Detroit Boat Show thanks to Andres Ruiz Nunez, Marketing Coordinator for Mercury Canada, and Michael Knoblock owner of American Custom Marine, who captured photos and shared favorite moments from their respective shows.
Andres Ruiz Nunez, Mercury Canada, at the Toronto Boat Show: Attendance was great – with higher-than Pre-Covid numbers – and, no matter the day of the week or how rough the weather was, there was a good amount of people at the show. The Mercury booth was a solid display, with Mercury Marine product and the strong collection of Mercury Racing power, including the I/O 1550hp with an M8 drive, 60R, 300R, 450R and two Racing Propellers displays.
Michael Knoblock, American Custom Marine, at the Progressive Detroit Boat Show: In its first exhibit since the pandemic, the Detroit Boat Show displayed hundreds of boats from top dealers around Michigan and the Great Lakes, with more than 110 brands represented. Boating is big business in Michigan, with a $7.8 billion annual impact on the state’s economy and ranking as the third largest marine market in the U.S. There were plenty of sightings with pontoon companies featuring 450Rs and American Custom Marine was proud to display an 1100 Competition Series and 450R in our booth, alongside our 39 Nor-Tech with triple 400Rs.
Thanks for sharing, Andres and Michael!
Up next: the Miami International Boat Show. See you there.
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