CobaltKawartha boaters can test-drive Paris Marine boats at Harbour Town.
 
Peterborough Boaters in the Kawartha Area will get the opportunity to test drive a different boat every week throughout the summer of 2014, thanks to an exciting new partnership between Paris Marine Family Boating Centre and Harbour Town McCracken's Landing on Stony Lake.

Weekly demos and test drives.

Every Monday, a new and different boat from Paris Marine Ltd. will be docked for the week at Harbour Town, Stony Lake's largest and newest marina located on McCracken's Landing  Available to test-drive by appointment, the boats will reside in slip 48 of Harbour Town's 54 deep-water slips. Selections from Paris Marine's inventory of 17 to 25 foot boats will include bowriders from Cobalt and Glastron, runabouts and fishing boats from Scout, and pontoon boats from Sylvan.

Test-drive appointments can be made by contacting Paris Marine in advance at 705.652.6444 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A bonus, boating-filled weekend in August

To celebrate the season and share in the fun of the boating lifestyle, Paris Marine will host two special events in Harbour Town during the second weekend in August: Cobalts and Cocktails, Friday August 8th 5pm to 9pm.

The brand-specific gala for a discerning crowd will showcase a collection of Cobalt boats along with live jazz, cocktails, wine and hors d'oeuvres. Interested patrons need to contact Paris Marine for details and complimentary tickets.  705.652.6444

Luau at the Lighthouse, Saturday August 9th from 12 to 5pm.|

Open to the public, this inaugural Luau at the Lighthouse will feature a pig roast, live entertainment and test-drives of boats from Cobalt, Scout, Sylvan and Glastron.

More details at www.parismarine.com

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