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Hundreds of vessels on display at International Boat Show

SAN DIEGO -- The annual San Diego International Boat Show opens Thursday at Spanish Landing Park.

The four-day event will include a display of more than 200 vessels, from entry-level family cruisers and personal watercraft to sailboats and motoryachts, as well as nautical gear, workshops and live entertainment.

Among the boats on display will be a dozen large yachts over 80 feet long, according to organizers.

Hours will be noon to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The location is at the park along North Harbor Drive across from Lindbergh Field.

Tickets are $15 for adults, and free for children under 12. Military with identification will receive a $5 discount, organizers said.

More information is available online at www.sandiegointernationalboatshow.com.