Scene from outdoor boat show with pine trees overhead, people walking and boats lining both sides of closed road.

Attendees enjoyed the opening day of Gainesville Marina’s boat show last month.

Despite chilly and damp weather in mid-February, the 3rd Annual North Georgia Boat and RV Extravaganza had good attendance.

“We had good crowds and we heard excellent comments from our vendors,” said Philip Burton, managing partner of Gainesville Marina. “Many of our attendees purchased products and dealers had buyers.”

Groups including Lake Lanier Association, America’s Boating Club Atlanta and the Chattahoochee River Keeper had steady traffic at their booths.

The event featured multiple pontoons, tritoons, center consoles, ski boats, deck boats and other water craft, plus recreational vehicles such as RVs, campers, pop-ups, pull-behinds and 5th-wheelers.

Photo: by Vicki Hope