Tag Archives: 2021 Boat Shows

Norwalk Boat Show reports strong return

The 2021 Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show, which ran Sept. 23-26, marked the return of NMMA’s boat and sport shows—and came back strong. Attendance reached 12,976 – up 1% compared to 2019 – with double-digit increases over the weekend. What’s more, the Norwalk show saw an uptick in first-time show goers and new boat buyers in attendance, and exhibitors reported robust ...

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The future of the show

By Adam Quandt With only a handful of exceptions, the past year has seen one postponement or cancellation after another when it comes to boat shows. However, with an explosion in boating popularity and the world slowly reopening, the recreational marine industry is gearing up to bring boat shows back in full force. But before we look to the future ...

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Norwalk Boat Show opens today

The NMMA is excited to return to its boat show lineup, kicking off with the Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show, opening today at Norwalk Cove Marina. New and notable this year, in an effort to attract a wider array of attendees and engage the thousands of new boaters who entered the market during the pandemic, there are a wide array of ...

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NMMA talks future of boat shows

With peak boating season upon us and live events returning in full force, NMMA is planning for the return of our entire show lineup in September. The boat show experience is unparalleled, providing both a strong sales venue and a powerful marketing engine for the boating industry. With significant pent up demand for live events and heightened demand for boating, elevating the ...

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Newport Boat Show seeks submissions for 2021 new products program

Newport Exhibition Group is now accepting applications for its 2021 Newport For New Products (NFNP) Awards Program. In its 15th year and in partnership with leading national marine publications, NFNP is a highlight of the industry and helps to promote what is new and exciting for boaters. The program is open to domestic and foreign products that launched after April 1, 2021 and will ...

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Newport International Boat Show announces 2021 charitable partners

Newport International Boat Show logo

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced that it has selected two non-profit organizations as its Charitable Partners – the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta and the Herreshoff Marine Museum and America’s Cup Hall of Fame. The organizations will receive complimentary exhibit space at the event and the opportunity to educate ...

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In-person Palm Beach Boat Show gets approval

After working closely with event organizer Informa Markets on enhanced safety measures for all participants, the City of West Palm Beach has granted final approval to the event permit for the 35th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show (PBIBS), giving it the green light to take place Thursday, March 25 through Sunday, March 28, 2021 along Flagler Drive in downtown ...

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Dates announced for 50th annual Newport International Boat Show

With COVID vaccines in distribution around the country and news of various events returning this fall, Newport Exhibition Group said it has high hopes that the 50th Newport International Boat Show will take place September 16 through 19, 2021 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. “We are excited to kick off the boat show season in-person ...

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Vancouver International Boat Show concludes virtual event

The 2021 Virtual Vancouver International Boat Show has successfully concluded its show run, February 24 – 27. In its 59th year, the show was pushed to get creative as all in person events remain on hold amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than cancelling all together, the show forged ahead to present a virtual show – in response to exhibitor feedback, and ...

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Atlantic City Boat Show announces 2021 cancellation

The NMMA has announced the cancellation this year’s Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show. After exploring all avenues to move ahead with a 2021 event (originally postponed from Feb. to April 2021), and continuing to follow guidance from state/local authorities and the Atlantic City Convention Center, canceling the 2021 boat show was deemed the most prudent course of action. “The decision to ...

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