Tulsa Boat Show 2004

Tulsa Boat Show 2004 Review

Show Dates Jan 26th to Feb 1st 2004

by Polson Enterprises

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Tulsa Boat Show 2004 Review

General Overview of the Show

We had a great time at the 2004 Tulsa Boat Show on Friday January 30th. First, a big thanks to Ryan Rex at Rex Public Relations the show media relations office, for the complimentary tickets (press passes). It was a BIG show, certainly one of the largest in the midwest. Several news clippings touted it as being in the top ten nationally in square footage and in the number of boats on display. Exhibits filled the International Petroleum Exhibition Building (IPE) building (over 460,000 sq. ft.) and poured over into another building. I had the opportunity to attend an IPE here back in the glory days of the oil boom. This show was not quite as exciting, but few are.

Even with all that space, things were still jammed pretty close together. It was sometimes difficult to figure out whose booth you were really in, especially near the larger boats. Plus it was often hard to find the route to the steps for boarding the larger boats (possibly by design to minimize wear and tear). Back in the RV area where things were really "packed." We had to ask for some help to find our way out. But, all in all it was a great show to visit. We went on Friday afternoon. Foot traffic was pretty light, hopefully traffic picked up later on.

Most of the larger craft were in the middle of the building near the main entrance, including a huge 57 footer, Carver's Five Seven Voyager Pilothouse. This photo is taken from its deck.


Another shot of some of the big boats. Many large boats were at this show. A big thanks to all the crews that worked long and hard to get them here and back home or hopefully to their new owners.

The mid sized craft were in the west end and behind the cruisers. This photo was taken from the Arrowhead Boat Sales office / rest & negotiation area overlooking the show.

The RV area is in the left and middle far back areas of the photo. The building is so expansive you can't even see them in the photo.

It certainly wasn't Miami, but a few fast boats were on display. Ugly Johns showed a few, Fountain had a booth and some others were scattered around.

The bass boats, like these from Skeeter, were on the lower east deck, along with hundreds of outboard powered smaller boats and a few sailboats.

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