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A.C. Boat show offers something for everyone

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The Atlantic City Boat Show has returned to South Jersey for the 34th year in a row.

Boats, and yachts, and jet skis are just some of the things you will find when you climb aboard at the Atlantic City Boat Show.

"This is a sales event, it's not just a show. So you are going to get the best deal that you can possible on boats, accessories, financing. You name it you will get it here," said Show Manager, Jon Pritko.

And many are diving right in and dreaming of warmer days as 40,000 people are expected to attend the five-day event.

"You can go from very basic to very grand in boats, and it all depends on how much you want to spend," said attendee, Dave Kozak.

Representatives of the Atlantic City Boat Show say there is a boat for every price range, starting as low as $10,000. However the Queen is the most expensive boat on site and is one sale for 1.1 million dollars."

"Its nice and roomy. You got two twin beds. Up in the front you got a king size bed, very roomy in there," said attendee, Michael Scott.

While the Queen was making quite the splash, the Waterfront Marina says they are looking to sell more reasonably priced boats, especially to those trying to replace ones they lost during Hurricane Sandy.

"Our manufacturers were kind enough actually to offer a Sandy relief program so they are throwing one extra incentive out there for people who did lose boats," said Earl Schock, with the Waterfront Marina located in Somers Point.

But there is more to do at the show than just browse the merchandise. Between the Swamp Master Gator Show, and the simulated pier boat-docking challenge there's something fun for every member of the family.

"Everything we do inside is free," said Pritko. "So its really good and I think people get the most bang for their buck when they do come to a show like this."

Tickets to the boat show are $15.00 for adults, and free for children that are under 15. The show will continue at the Atlantic City Convention Center until Sunday.

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