The 80th annual Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show docks Jan. 13-17 at McCormick Place, offering the largest selection of boats, RVs and marine accessories in the Midwest from top manufacturers at the best deals of the year, according to a news release. 

“In its 80th year, the Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show continues to provide visitors with the opportunity to experience all the marine industry has to offer,” said Keith Ogulnick, show manager. “Whether you come to view and buy the latest products, or take advantage of the variety of features, this five-day event showcases hundreds of retailers and manufacturers offering the best bargains of the year, plus fun for the entire family.”

Visitors to the 2010 Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show can find a variety of special features, including:

  • Pirates of Colonial America – Premiering at this year’s show is an interactive exhibit offering show visitors the opportunity to step in to the life of a colonial American pirate. Both children and adults can enjoy viewing and learning about featured 19th century replicated pirate artifacts, including historical documents, buried treasure, period shops and much more!
  • Pre-Show Shopping – Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show’s newest online offering allows attendees to pre-shop the 2010 show for deals on the newest boats by visiting ChicagoBoatShow.com. Show goers can plan ahead and search for products by brand, model and more, in addition to scheduling dealer appointments.
  • Affordability Pavilion – Returning to this year’s show is the very popular Affordability Pavilion. This featured area will showcase boats for those with smaller budgets, highlighting pricing options and boats that visitors can finance for $250 or less per month.
  • Miss GEICO – Miss GEICO, the world’s fastest offshore racing boat, is a catamaran poised for performance and can reach upward of 185 mph. The 40-foot, twin 1,500 turbine-powered offshore racer demolishes records and awes those unfortunate enough to race against her.

For more information, go to www.chicagoboatshow.com.