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The 2014 Miami International Boat Show – A 360° Success!

Our STA-BIL Engine Answerman Team sailed into the Sunshine State for the 2014 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show (Feb. 13-17) where more than 100,000 visitors attended making this prestigious event one of the largest international boat shows in the world.

Our team was expanded for this huge event to include three different booth and exhibit areas. Outside on Convention Center Boulevard we had our Engine Answerman truck and trailer. Inside we had a booth for our exciting new product, STA-BIL 360 Marine as well as a booth for 303 Products.

Our outdoor exhibit area was awesome, and featured a 50-ton sand sculpture created by Team Sandastic of Sarasota, Florida. We also had ongoing performances by Rainbow Circus Miami. The goal was to engage boating fans and demonstrate “360 degree protection”. Well there is nothing like a giant sand sculpture and circus performers to create a buzz, and our outdoor spot was buzzing the whole time.

Folks enjoyed watching the progress of the sand sculpture, which started off as two dump truck loads of sand piled in front of the trailer, and culminated three days later in an amazing sand sculpture depicting our new STA-BIL 360 Marine product, an engine cutaway, boaters in the water, and even Tours Truly on a wave runner!

The Rainbow Circus Miami performers just added to the party atmosphere. We watched our new friends Pauline, Stephanie and Joey perform each day while folks lined up to take pictures. I enjoyed watching the parents watch their kids enjoying the performers. The Rainbow Circus performers were fun, engaging were a pleasure to have with us!

 
On Saturday, we featured our “STA-BIL 360° Marine Dream Fishing Trip” Giveaway with autograph sessions from the hosts of the TV shows “Saltwater Experience” and “Into the Blue.” This is a fun giveaway – one lucky winner will receive a trip for two to the Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys for a 4 days / 3 nights stay. While in the Keys, the winner will enjoy three half-day fishing charters with professional guides from “Saltwater Experience” and “Into the Blue” fishing shows and take home a variety of first-class fishing gear!

And by the way, we’re also running a contest for a fishing trip with the legendary Babe Winkelman. “STA-BIL 360° Marine Fishing with Babe” – One lucky winner will receive a 4 days / 3 nights trip for two to the world class Wollaston Lake Lodge in Saskatoon, Canada. During your stay, you can join Babe Winkelman, host of “Good Fishing” and “Outdoor Secrets,” on a fishing adventure while he also captures some film for his show. I’ve fished with Babe before, and it was a blast!

For entry information, please visit sta-bil360marine.com.

Another highlight of the show was our participation in the Fred’s Shed program where 303 Products experts Ashley Strubel and Conrad Manzano of Gold Eagle Co. joined me on stage to answer questions and provide education. Ashley and Conrad did a great job!

This was my fifth time in Miami for this event, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We met a lot of folks who know and use STA-BIL, and we also had great opportunities to show off our new STA-BIL 360 Marine product and talk about which it will help them protect their boats form the harmful effects of ethanol.

I guess you can call the 2014 Miami Boat Show a 360 success… see you on the road!

Bobby

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