San Francisco Boat Show canceled for 2016

After initially planning to move this year’s show to April, the Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show announced Monday that the show has been canceled for 2016.

The show, originally scheduled for January 15-18, had been postponed to April 29-May 1, with show organizers citing weather issues caused by El Niño.

“Moving our show at the last minute, following the weather caused by El Niño for our original January dates, presented more of a challenge for our exhibitors and our logistics team than we anticipated. As a result, we wouldn’t be able to produce the kind of event our attendees or exhibitors have come to expect and without a top-notch product we decided not to move ahead with the boat show this year,” said Dave Geoffroy, director of the San Francisco Boat Show. “We are certainly disappointed and apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. In the meantime, we will continue supporting the marine industry year-round in Northern California as we work together to ensure a thriving recreational boating community throughout the region.”

Anyone who purchased a ticket online pre-event will be refunded. To have a ticket refunded, contact Rosemary Stomp at

Exhibitors will also be fully refunded on their space. Exhibitors should contact San Francisco Boat Show manager Katharina Klanck at with questions related to the show’s cancellation.

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