Tag Archives: boat shows

NMMA postpones five boat shows, announces new events

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced it is postponing the 2022 Progressive Insurance Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, and St. Louis boat shows to 2023. The postponement of these five shows is the result of thorough analysis, alongside exhibitors and NMMA members, of the unique needs and economics of each region spanning date availability to supply chain disruptions to historically low market-specific ...

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2022 Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards call for entries

The Innovation Awards are returning in-person to the Progressive® Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show®, and the call for entries is now open. The Innovation Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in four product categories: Aluminum fishing boatsFiberglass fishing boatsPontoon boatsFurnishings—New for 2022 All Innovation Award entrants gain valuable product exposure, including: Innovation Award signage—identifies your product as cutting-edge to the public and industry stakeholdersProduct review ...

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Boating Industry heads to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Boating Industry team is packing their bags and heading south to attend - and cover - the world's largest in-water boat show; the 62nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), which will be making waves October 27th–31st at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center. Editor-in-Chief David Gee, managing editor Adam Quandt and sales manager Leslie Palmer will all be walking the ...

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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 offers boat show tips for 2022

As the recreational boating industry looks to engage and retain the record number of new boaters who entered the market amid the pandemic, now is the time for manufacturers to work more closely with dealers and begin planning what their investment will look like in boat shows in the coming year and beyond. As boat shows return across the country ...

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IBEX announces health and safety protocols for 2021 event

IBEX 2020

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), North America’s largest trade event for recreational marine industry professionals, owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam, announced updated safety protocols for the 30th Anniversary Show scheduled for September 28-30, 2021, in Tampa, Florida. As the situation in Florida continues to develop, new protocols have been established for IBEX 2021 ...

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NMMA, Informa, Miami sign contract for MIBS 2022

NMMA, Informa Markets, and the City of Miami Beach took part in an official contract signing ceremony last Friday for the 2022 Miami International Boat Show. The Miami International Boat Show, set to take place Wednesday, February 16 through Sunday, February 20, 2022 over Presidents' Day weekend, is returning its on-land portion to the reimagined Miami Beach Convention Center. In addition ...

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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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