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NMMA recaps first weekend of 2020 winter boat shows

NMMA concluded its first weekend of the 2020 winter boat show season on Sunday, January 12, attracting more than 62,000 attendees across all shows. While inclement weather impacted attendance in each market, all shows have received early positive reports from exhibitors that the crowds were buying product and strong leads were generated. Though attendance was ahead of 2019 going into ...

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Winter boat show season to kick off this week

The 2020 Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show, Progressive Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow, and Progressive Insurance Nashville Boat Show run through Sunday, the first of NMMA’s 16 winter boat and sportshows to kick off a big selling season for NMMA members and the industry nationwide. Yesterday, the Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show opened in McCormick Place. In its 90th year, ...

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MIBS 2020: 79 years of sunshine, new boats and products

By Adam Quandt From humble beginnings in 1941 as a tent with 50 boats on display, to over 700 contracted exhibitors, an additional 300 working/support dealers and roughly 1,000 total companies participating, the Miami International Boat Show — produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association — continuously provides one of the largest stages for the recreational boating industry to shine ...

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Judges announced for Minneapolis Innovation Awards

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced the panel of judges set to evaluate product entries for the third annual Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards. The 2020 Innovation Award winners will be announced Wednesday, January 22 during the boat show’s “Sneak Peek” evening. The deadline for entry into the 2020 Innovation Awards is Friday, Dec. 20.  The Innovation Awards ...

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Tampa Boat Show set to open tomorrow

The Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show® Presented by West Marine kicks off tonight with a sneak peek VIP event and officially opens to the public tomorrow at the Tampa Convention Center and runs through Sunday. The region’s largest and longest-running boat show will open its doors with nearly 400 boats and accessories for all different interests and price ranges. This year’s show, which ...

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US Sailboat Show marks success in 50th year

The United States Sailboat Show closed the gates on a successful 50th edition in historic downtown Annapolis on Monday, Oct. 14. The gates flooded – in more ways than one – over the holiday weekend as the show hit record numbers. Educational programs and workshops sold out in advance of the show, proving the sailing lifestyle is not beginning to diminish. ...

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Organizers name 2019 Newport International Boat Show a success

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced that, even with site changes and construction, the 2019 Show ended on a positive note. “Ticket sales were on par with last year, which was a banner year at NIBS,” said Nancy Piffard, show director, Newport Exhibition Group. “With the unique situation of non-gated exhibitor display space ...

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Orlando Boat Show reports record-breaking attendance

The 2019 Orlando Boat Show recently wrapped up its 16th annual three-day event at the Orange County Convention Center which featured more than 60 exhibitors, and showcased nearly 500 boats. The show, hosted by the Marine Industry Association of Central Florida, featured a wide variety of boats including personal watercrafts, pontoons, jet boats and cruisers.  Exhibitor space sold out quickly and comprised ...

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Registration opens for IBEX 2019

Registration is now open for the 29th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), being held October 1-3 at the Tampa Convention Center. North America’s largest trade event for recreational marine industry professionals, IBEX is owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam. “The entire IBEX team has been working tirelessly to prepare for the opening ...

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Freedom Boat Club to bring virtual reality boating to Jacksonville Boat Show

Freedom Boat Club will be bringing something extra to the Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show this year. Visitors are invited to participate in virtual reality boating with Freedom Boat Club. The members-only boat club will have their 70-foot houseboat docked at Metropolitan Park Marina for the show, April 5 - 7, where they will be demonstrating their newest way to showcase ...

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