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Sea Ray 590L Brossard, August, 30th - From September 9 to 11th, the Old Port of Montreal will be home of the "Salon du Bateau à Flot", Montreal's In-Water Boat Show. Organized by the Quebec Marine Association and presented by Aviva and Desjardins, this three days event held at the Jacques-Cartier basin docks is a showcase of more than one hundred pleasure boats, all of which will be open to the public. Access to the Show is free! Plus, some of the boats will be shown for the first time here in Quebec. This is what is we call "exclusive"! Visitors to the Boat Show can also benefit from end of the season specials and free navigation instruction..
The Montreal In-Water Boat Show offers the largest and most prestigious array of boats presented dockside in the province. For example, in the luxury powerboat category, the new Sundancer 590 L from Sea Ray is guaranteed to be an attention grabber in the course of the week-end. Valued at more than 3 million $, this outstanding yacht offers luxury at a higher level with an attention to details that is second to none, whether for navigation or life on board in total comfort.
Water sports enthusiasts will want to see what the Show has to offer as well, with an impressive collection of wakeboard boats, some being presented for the first time to the public. A case in point is the new Malibu M 235 worth some $300,000.00! They'll want to see also the Tigé Z-3 with its high-end technology enabling the surfer to control its wake with a remote control.

End of season Specials and Free Navigation courses
cours D_couvrez le nautisme
© Aquanaute
As the pleasure boating season nears its end, Alain Roy, General Manager of the QMA, is pointing out what makes the In-Water Boat Show so attractive for the 15,000 visitors expected to attend. "This fantastic event is a must for everyone who is passionate about boating and nautical sports. Access is free and visitors can actually get on board all types of boats to get a real life feeling. It is also an opportunity to benefit from end of the season discounts that could represent thousands of dollars. Finally, those who wish to fine tune their skills at the helm can benefit from experienced instructors on site for that express purpose", concludes Mr. Roy.
To that end, boat handling instruction sessions will be offered by Discover Boating, a QMA partner, and the Aquanaute Training Center. These consist in one hour courses offered free of charge. Registration for HOST program is currently available for the Montreal In-Water Boat Show September 9-11th, 2016 here
About the Quebec Marine Association
Created in 1996, the QMA's mission is to promote the development of boating and nautical sports and activities across the Quebec province. Thanks to its different programs, the QMA sustains the marinas network's growth as well as nautical tourism and boating safety programs. Finally, the QMA is the promoter of the Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show, the Nautical Fest and the Montreal in-Water Boat Show.

About Discover Boating

Discover Boating is a public awareness effort managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) on behalf of the North American recreational boating industry. Discover Boating programs focus on increasing participation and creating interest in recreational boating by demonstrating the benefits, affordability and accessibility of the boating lifestyle while helping to educate potential boaters and offering opportunities to experience the fun and togetherness of being on the water in a boat. Additional information about Discover Boating Canada can also be found at

Xavier Colas
Coordonnateur aux communications
Association Maritime du Québec (AMQ)
Tél : (514) 895-2211

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