On January 12, the Fishing and Outdoor Radio Show will be broadcasting Live from the Chicago Boat, Sports, and RV Show at McCormick Place. From 6:30 to 7:30 PM we'll be talking to representatives from the boating industry who will offer loads of tips and information for outdoorsmen and women who may be in the market for getting a new boat in 2012. After the show, I'm going to "kick a few tires". I'm not walking the floor without being armed with some good information.
Remember the excitement you felt as a kid hitting the sundae bar at your favorite ice cream parlor? So many sweet delectable flavors, colorful sprinkles and rich delicious toppings at arm’s reach. Doctoring your ice cream “dreamboat” with any or all of the extras – squirt of butterscotch, a dash of rainbow sprinkles, handfuls of chocolate chips.
The beauty of the sundae bar was the glorious freedom—to mastermind a truly original composition tailored to your specs and tastes. Lund Boats, for example, does precisely that offering an online Build-A-Boat application. If you're into getting a new fishing boat in 2012, give this a try at lundboats.com. Surf your way through hyperspace to the virtual “boat-rigging buffet” that lets you craft the ultimate, personalized and tricked-out fishing ride. Lund’s vast array of models, engines, features and options lets each user craft his or her own dreamboat, a completely customized, one-of-a-kind rig unto itself, right down to details like Airride seats and Lund’s popular Crappie Edition.
Take the ride on your computer then bring your knowledge to the Boat Show the work out your deal.
Lund’s Build-A-Boat app guides users through four easy steps:
(1) Select your boat category by considering on-the-water fishing applications,
(2) Select your model, length and floor plan,
(3) Customize your model with stylized colors, Mercury Marine engine and finally,
(4) Add all those extra goodies—a captain’s chair, Sony stereo, bow bait well, wash down system and whatever else promises to make your ‘warship’ the envy of the waterways.
Enter your zip code and the special Build-A-Boat app spits out an image and summary of your virtual dream rig. You’ll also get a complete pricing breakdown and be directed to your nearest Lund dealer, who can literally turn your dream into a reality. Or, save, print, and download your customized boat for future reference. Can’t do that with an ice cream sundae...
I gave it a try and found it to be so simple. After doing our Show on the the 12th, I'll be visiting the Lund booth. Finally, I know I'll feel as knowledgeable about the boat I want as the salesperson I speak with does. I know that buying boats at the boat show is the best time to buy because of all the incentives that are offered saving one hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
Lund is not s sponsor of Illinois Outdoors