Island Community Church will be holding the 2021 Island Boat Show Friday-Sunday, Jan. 22-24 at the Hawks Cay Resort & Marina at Duck Key, MM 61. This will be the sixth consecutive annual event and is being presented by Golden Boat Lifts and Marine Systems.
The Island Boat Show is entirely an outdoor event and will be using recommended COVID safety protocols. Entry for all three days is $10 and parking is free, with shuttle service available.
Most of the boat dealers in the Keys as well as several manufacturers in south Florida will be showcasing their newest boats — everything from fishing skiffs to large, offshore center-console boats will be on display. For the serious buyer, sea trials may be arranged. The event also features exhibitors selling marine-related gear and merchandise. People can bid on items in a silent auction and purchase tickets for a chance at winning a cooler loaded with fishing tackle. Food is available for purchase at an outdoor grill or at the Angler & Ale Restaurant on location.
All proceeds benefit Upper and Middle Keys college scholarships and missions/ministries of Island Community Church. Last year’s event proceeds helped support several worthy causes, with $20,000 in college scholarships distributed among 29 deserving students. Over 800 meals were delivered to needy people in the Keys through the Thanksgiving Outreach program and over 200 shoeboxes were packed with toys and healthcare items and sent to needy children through the Operation Christmas Child program. These are just a few examples of what the boat show proceeds help support.
Island Community Church offers a worship service at 10 a.m. every Sunday morning, in-person at 83250 Overseas Hwy or online (Facebook or YouTube). More information is at www.islandcommunitychurch.org.
More information about the boat show is at www.islandboatshow.com.