Between the million-dollar-on-up luxury cruisers and the need-for-speed performance boats down to the fun-in-the-sun pontoons, deck boats and personal watercraft carriers, the lake is known for being able to offer it all.


Between the million-dollar-on-up luxury cruisers and the need-for-speed performance boats down to the fun-in-the-sun pontoons, deck boats and personal watercraft carriers, the lake is known for being able to offer it all.
At Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Assocation's 4th Annual September In-water Clearance Boat Show, almost every marina in the area is expected to bring out their best boats for display.
Over 30 marinas are expected to fill the slips and line the docks at the Horny Toad Marina representing almost every major boat manufacturer and every taste and style.
Cruisers and yachts can be loaded with every amenity and custom-ordered to match the owner's flair.
Owning a top-of-the-line cruiser is about a lifestyle. Vessels can be decked out amenities you would typically find in a home. Pergo floors, cherry-finished cabinets, Corian countertops, 42-inch flatscreen TVs, leather upholstery, heating, air conditioning and cedar-lined closets are all details that can make the owners feel at home while abroad.
Meanwhile, high-performance runabouts can be tinkered with to be extra fast and flashy.
On the other end of budgets, there will be plenty of used vessels and personal watercrafts at the boat show.
And since all the boats are in the water, it's the perfect opportunity to test-drive that dream-ride before purchase.
Marine dealers often take customers on test drives around the lake. Once back in the slip and tied up, the customer can hop to the next boat and take it for a spin to compare.
On shore, booths will line the restaurant's boardwalk filled with everything to accessorize the boat, lift it up, keeping the driver safe or building a dock.
LOMDA's September Boat Show is on Sept. 5-7.
Boat show hours are: 1-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday.
Cost is $5 for adults; children 12 years and under are free.
Parking will be free at the Horny Toad Entertainment Complex by land and water.
The Horny Toad is located at the 7-mile marker or on Bittersweet Road, off Horseshoe Bend Parkway.
For more information, contact LOMDA at 573-480-2300.

Contact this reporter at deannaw@lakesunleader.com