Sunny skies, warm weather and the Columbia Boat Show

Boat Show draws large crowd. (Photos by Terry Ward.)

It was a perfect day to show off boats and talk about a day on the water.
The State Fairgrounds hosted a large crowd for the Columbia Boat Show, Saturday.

Hundreds of boats, for sport, hunting, cruising, recreation, and more were on display under a bright sun and temperatures of 70-plus.
“We’ve had good traffic, Friday. We sold some boats, and it’s been good today,” said Jimmy Metts, on Saturday. He is the owner of Tidewater Boats and 360 Marine.
Chris and Beth Skuder are from Annapolis MD. They were in Columbia to visit friends over an oyster roast.

“We’re looking for a sport boat, and they don’t have them in Maryland, ” said Chris. He said his son just graduated from college and he wanted a change.
The show is open until 8 p.m. Saturday and it resumes Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. There is an admission charge of $8 for anyone over 12.
John Foglia. of Leesville, was at the boat show to encourage safety. He is a member of the Dreher Shoals Sail and Power Squadron. The group is offering a one-day state Safe Boating Class March 18 at the Columbia Sail Club.

Bill and Laurie Lauren discuss boat specifics.