CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Here’s something that everyone needs to have on their calendar, the first ever Clarksville Boat & Outdoor Show coming to Liberty Park March 15-17. This premier event at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center is sponsored by Bill Roberts Thunder Road Automotive & Marine, Altra Federal Credit Union, 5-Star Radio, Youngblood’s RV Supercenter, Budweiser and the Clarksville Marina.
A number of other local businesses are also providing their support to make the Clarksville Boat & Outdoor Show a success. Mid-South Motoplex, Signs Now, Clarksville Guns & Archery, Augistine Insurance, the Peddler, B.A. Wolfe Powersports, Nanette Morford with Allstate Insurance and Donovan Marine with a virtual marine store set up.
Along with the display booths inside the Wilma Rudolph Event Center, there will also be displays set up on-site at the Clarksville Marina and weather permitting there will be boat demonstrations on the water.
All of the manufacturers of boats featured at Bill Roberts Thunder Road Automotive and Marine will have representatives at the event with boats and equipment, information on their products and to meet with you and answer your questions.
Bill Roberts said most marine discounts across the nation ended on March 1, but the manufacturers are extending special discounts and deals on their watercraft just for the Clarksville Boat and Outdoor Show. Those manufacturers are Bryant, Crestliner, Harris FloteBote, Monterey and Stingray.
Roberts added that you’re not only going to see a lot of boats but there’s also going to be plenty of RV’s, Motorcycles, Jet Skis as well as equipment and accessories. Each day will feature giveaways with a fishing kayak to be given away at the end of the show.
Rose Melton with Altra Federal Credit Union talked about their participation in the event. “We have partnered with Bill Roberts for several years on financing autos and boats and we’ve had a really good working relationship with Bill and we appreciate the business and the opportunity to work with him. When this opportunity came up we didn’t hesitate, Bill’s very successful here in Clarksville and we wanted to partner up on this first annual event and be a major sponsor. We’re looking forward to it,” said Melton.
Altra Federal Credit Union is also making a very special offer which will only be available at the Clarksville Boat & Outdoor Show along with Bill Roberts Thunder Road Automotive & Marine. You can get 2.99 percent financing for up to ten years from Altra Federal Credit Union. Roberts said this deal is unheard of in the boating industry and if you’ve ever thought about getting a boat, now is the time to do it.
“As a manufacturer we’re always excited about the new marina down there and the possibilities for Clarksville bringing the river area to life a little bit more than it has been and focus a little bit more on the fishing and recreational side of the boats,” said Corey Bynum, District Business Manager for Crestliner.
Johnny Craig, Regional Sales Manager for Stingray boats talked about what their company has to offer. “We’re celebrating our 35th anniversary and Stingray has been under the same family ownership and same location for all those years. We’re proud to say we specialize in the 18-25 family runabout and sport deck with outboard and stern drive. We pride ourselves on the fact that we have a passion for boating, performance and value,” Craig said.
“We’re super excited about being involved in Bill Robert’s big show that he’s got coming up. We’re one of the longest term manufacturer’s that’s been in that Clarksville market and we’ve been with Bill Roberts for five or six years. He runs a great operation and he’s got great retail facilities and just does a great job for us. Monterey is a 28 year old company and we’re really looking forward to it,” said Kirk Lewellen, Regional Sales Manager for Monterey Boats.
Roger Youngblood, owner of Youngblood RV Supercenter is bringing small travel trailers 15-40 foot, diesel pusher motor homes, 5th wheels and ½ ton towable as well as 40 foot quad slide. “I’m excited to come into a market that we reach already. Being 100 miles away normally you have to come to us, but we’ll be here for you,” Youngblood said. You’ll find Youngblood RV Supercenter locations in Mayfield, Kentucky, Paducah, Kentucky and Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
"We are very happy to be associated with Bill Roberts Thunder Road Automotive & Marine and as of the end of last season we also connected with the new Clarksville Marina. Harris is the oldest manufacturer in the pontoon business, it started in 1957 and we build premier pontoon boats. We're glad to be part of the Clarksville Boat and Outdoor Show and we think we'll be a valuable addition to the products being offered to the community," said Steve Schwepler with Harris FloteBote.
Roberts expressed how grateful he was to the City of Clarksville for all of their help in bringing the boat show to the Clarksville Marina and said it will be a premier event at Liberty Park that will definitely grow in the years to come.
Roberts also wanted to let everyone know that the Clarksville Boat & Outdoor Show is the first event of its kind in Clarksville and since it’s never been done before he said there may be some slight mistakes along the way but it’s going to be a great premier event and it will continue to grow in the years to come.
Admission to the event is just $10 per car load. To learn more about the Clarksville Boat & Outdoor Show, March 15-17 at Liberty Park and Clarksville Marina visit www.clarksvilleboatshow.com or call Bill Roberts Thunder Road Automotive & Marine, 1018 S. Riverside Drive, at (931) 906-0002.
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