Friday, June 13, 2014

2014 On Water Expo Wrapped Up! Thank you!

We are so grateful for everyone who joined us at State Dock for the 2014 On Water Expo. We had so many people work together to make this annual event happen.

We are so thankful for Sunbrella for being our main event sponsor. This company helped make the event possible.

A special thanks to Stardust, Sumerset and Thoroughbred Houseboats for all of the brand-new boats on display. We would also like to thank all the exhibitors who brought in boats and product for the crowds to enjoy.

For the Poker Run, we would like to thank Apex Marine, Sportsstuff, Two Brothers Grillin' and iFloat for the donated prizes. These companies made the finalists dreams come true with all of wonderful products they provided.

Once again, we are grateful to the wonderful team at State Dock who works tirelessly to ensure our event goes off without a hitch.

Just one more. Thank you to the companies that sponsored the I Love Houseboating t-shirts:
Sunbrella
Sumerset Houseboats
YourNewBoat.com
Woodies Restoration
Stardust Crusiers
Thoroughbred Houseboats
Custom Canvas
Lake Cumberland Marine
Marysville Marine Distributors
Fontana Village
Sunstar Yacht Sales & Brokerage
Lifeline
Denney Marine

Come back to this site soon to seen the dates for the 2015 On Water Expo.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Poker Run Fun

The On Water Expo wouldn't be the same without our annual poker run. This year we are throwing in an extra bit of fun. For the first time ever we will be giving out 100 special Expo edition poker chips.

Expo attendees will be able to purchase a hand of poker on Saturday and go around collecting envelopes from different vendors. Each envelope will have one playing card in it. When the contestants have collected their five cards, their hands will be played and the top five hands will head to the final table where the last poker player standing will win a brand-new pontoon.

However, this year, 100 cards will have our very own Chris Searle’s signature on it. If you receive a card with his signature on it, you get to play that card in hopes of winning the pontoon or other top prizes AND you get a special edition poker chip with this year’s logo on it.

The final poker winner will win a brand-new 7518 XRE Cruise Quest pontoon from Apex Marine. It comes standard with a Humminbird 386ci Color, combination GPS/fish finder, Italian-design steering wheel and LED courtesy lights.

The other prizes available to win in this year’s poker run are: iFloat with iSki, U Slalom from Sportsstuff, an extra-large universal adult nylon PFD from Sportsstuff, a neoprene youth life vest from World Industries, a Wake Yak from Sportsstuff, Water Skis from Sportsstuff, AHFN-1 Fusion from Airhead, Wake Surf 2 from Airhead, Airhead Rampage, Airhead Pipeline, Super Cube from Sportsstuff, two men’s Pro Nylon Life Vests from Sportsstuff, and World Industries Mad Scientist trainer skis.

The poker run is one of our favorite events and this year will be even better than ever. Don’t miss out on all the fun this year and pick up your tickets to the expo online or at the expo. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.hpmags.com/Publication/national-houseboat-expo.aspx. Tickets are $10 for a one-day pass and $20 for a three-day pass. The ticket grants you access to the beautiful houseboats on display at the dock.

Don’t miss out on a second of fun this year; rent a houseboat on Boatel Row at the State Dock at Lake Cumberland and join us for the best expo of the summer! We can’t wait to see you there!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Live Music Friday and Saturday


Each year at our On Water Expo, the state dock provides live entertainment on Friday and Saturday night. This year’s entertainment will be provided by Billy Brown and Josh Goodlett.

Billy Brown is a country rock performer based out of Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky. For more information on Billy Brown visit his website, www.billybrowncountry.com.

Josh Goodlett was born in Taylorsville, Kentucky and has been singing since he was two-years-old. Josh Goodlett sings about childhood and what life is really about. For more information on Josh Goodlett visit his website, www.joshgoodlettband.com.

Don’t miss out on any of the fun at the expo this year. Tickets for the expo can be purchased here or at the expo at the State Dock on Lake Cumberland. The Expo will run on June 6 through June 8.



Friday, May 16, 2014

Rent a Boat on Boatel Row



The On the Water Expo this year will not fail to get you completely ready for the houseboating season, but why wait until you get back home from the expo to start vacationing? The State Dock at Lake Cumberland offers a wide variety of rentals called boatels on the infamous Houseboat Row.

The State Dock anchors their rental houseboats on Houseboat Row for the duration of the expo so renters can enjoy everything the Houseboat Expo has to offer. These boatels are in great condition and are well stocked. Plus by staying at the dock after the expo, you get to experience the live music and fun society that being on houseboat row brings. You never know when random dock games will break out after the rest of the expo attendees goes back to their hotels for the night.

The State Dock has a wide selection of houseboats available for renting. Depending on your need, they have everything from economy to luxury all for a good price. They have boats that can sleep from 10 to 16 people and discounted prices for the expo. To reserve a boatel or find out more about State Dock at Lake Cumberland, visit www.statedock.com or call 888-STATEDOCK.

The best part is that this year we will be having a contest for those staying on Houseboat Row. We will be giving away a price to the best decorated houseboat. Rent a houseboat and bring your best decorations and you could win an awesome price.

The point of the On The Water Expo is to get on the water, so why only learn about houseboating during this year’s expo? Why not experience it completely? Rent a boatel from the State Dock this year and join us for a drink, some games and live music on Houseboat Row.

The Houseboat Expo will take place on June 6, 7, and 8 on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky. Tickets can be purchased at the expo or online here. Tickets are $10 for a one-day pass and $20 for a 3-day pass. If you purchase your tickets online before the expo, you will receive a free “I Love Houseboating” t-shirt.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

2014 Seminar Schedule

We have exciting seminars coming up for the 2014 On Water Expo.

Friday, June 6
4:00 p.m. Captain's Course with Don and Janet Hevener. Learn how to be in charge of your own boat. This seminar will be on the houseboat at the end of the dock

Saturday, June 7
10:00 a.m. Stand Up Paddleboard Clinic by Met Clark. Sign up for a demo and water tour of the Expo!

11:00 a.m.First Aid for Houseboater with Met Clark. Demonstrate and highlight key concerns, exposure protection, common medications for motion sickness, allergic reaction, etc.

11:00 a.m. Captain's Course with Don and Janet Hevener. Learn how to be in charge of your own boat. This seminar will be on the houseboat at the end of the dock

1:00 p.m. BacTANK T3 with Barbara Nolan. Sanitation on your houseboat.

2:00 p.m. Captain's Course with Don and Janet Hevener. Learn how to be in charge of your own boat. This seminar will be on the houseboat at the end of the dock

3:00 p.m. Mixology with Jake! Learn what liquors to keep on your boat to please your guests! This seminar will be on the party barge near the parking lot.

3:00 p.m. The Seven Deadly Sins of Houseboating with Bill Burke. What to avoid when purchasing and using your boat. This seminar will be on the houseboat at the end of the dock.

Sunday, June 7
1:00 p.m. The Seven Deadly Sins of Houseboating with Bill Burke. What to avoid when purchasing and using your boat. This seminar will be on the houseboat at the end of the dock