7 things at the Utah Boat Show you never knew you needed
Sandy • The Utah Boat Show and Watersports Exposition continues through Feb. 9 at the South Towne Expo Center, with more than 300 watercraft including a $1 million yacht on display in 250,000 square feet of exhibit space.
There's plenty to see, including lots of things few boaters even knew they needed, such as:
Wondergel Advanced Seat Cushion • Designed, perhaps, for a captain's chair on a boat, these gel products make sitting for long periods more comfortable.
Happi Hoodz • This $60 item is a sort of uber-long sweatshirt with a hood. It hangs to the knees and is designed to replace traditional sweats to keep boaters warm when they get out of the water.
Wrap-It-Cool • Sometimes, when you strain something water skiing or boating too hard, you might need to ice a body part in a place where ice is scarce, if it is available at all. This first-aid wrap can provide as much relief in 90 minutes as an ice wrap can in 24 hours and doesn't need to be refrigerated.
Zoll AED Defibrillator • This portable heart defibrillator is offered to boaters and other outdoor enthusiasts who want to be prepared in case someone has a heart attack.
Pavati Wakeboard Boat • This all-aluminum boat is 20 percent lighter than other wakeboard boats, which means better gas mileage and it has no rivets. It's pretty fast, too, because it is powered by a Corvette engine.
Ultimate Soft-Sided Cooler • Soft-sided coolers always seem like a good idea, but many leak and don't keep ice as well as hard sided models. This model, ranging in price from $39.95 to $79.95, is guaranteed to keep ice for 24 hours and not sweat or leak.
A stake in Still Water Lake Estates • A private water skiing complex being built in Syracuse includes two lakes, each of which is surrounded by 15 lots that include boat slips and covered shelters.
Where • South Towne Exposition Center, 9585 S. State St., Sandy
Hours • Friday, noon to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission • Adults, $9; seniors and military with ID, $8; children 12 and younger free with paid adults. Tickets are available at the show or online at http://www.utahboatshow.com.