By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –– Ahoy, boat lovers! Wednesday marked the first day of the 2018 Atlantic City Boat Show.

There are small watercraft, luxury yachts and everything in between inside the Atlantic City Convention Center.

There are 500 boats on display. But the queen of the show, the largest one, is the 47-foot Regulator 41, a luxury fishing vessel with a grill, a shower, and three huge screens on the center console.

“They are touchscreens. So you can be navigating by touchscreen,” said spokeswoman Carrie Waible. “And there’s chart-plotters. There’s fish-finders. GPS, obviously, is enabled everywhere.”

Waible says unlike the auto show, you can buy a boat here.

“This boat starts at around $700,000,” she said, “and then as you add options and options and options, certainly it can escalate from there.”

And just like last year, the Atlantic City Boat Show will feature something for everybody’s budget or boating need.

Forty-thousand people are expected to attend the show before its sails away on Sunday.

 

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