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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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2019 Saltwater Fishing Expo reports strong sales, predicts busy fishing season

The 2019 Progressive Insurance Saltwater Fishing Expo ended its three-day run on Sunday, reporting attendance for 2019 was comparable to last year at 13,131, and up 11 percent from the three-year average of 11,828.    The Saltwater Fishing Expo, which took place at New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison for the second year, hosted more than 230 exhibitors, many of which ...

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Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow opens today

Celebrating 87 years, the Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow opens today at the Minneapolis Convention Center and runs through Sunday, March 24. As the region’s largest outdoors event, there will be hundreds of exhibits featuring the newest products for boating, hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling. This year’s sportshow includes Super Thursday, happening this evening, to attract the weekday business crowds. The promotion offers show ...

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Newport International Boat Show announces 2019 dates

Newport Exhibition Group announced today that its 49th Annual Newport International Boat Show will take place September 12 - 15, 2019 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country and the premier show in New England, the Newport International Boat Show encompasses over 13 acres of Newport’s famed waterfront ...

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Social media influencers bring new reach to NMMA boat shows

Boat and sportshows are embracing a new trend – social media influencers, also known as individuals with a large following on social channels and/or blogs that help influence decisions. According to a recent AdWeek article, 92 percent of consumers trust an influencer they follow more than traditional advertising.  To date, NMMA Boat & Sportshows have partnered with more than 100+ influencers, reaching a ...

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NMMA recaps boat show advocacy tour

The NMMA advocacy team wrapped up their boat show advocacy tour late last month, with briefing events at seven shows that were attended by hundreds of industry stakeholders and key national, state, and local government officials. The tour – titled “Propelling Our Industry Forward” – is part of NMMA’s strategic plan to engage membership and the industry in advocacy and ...

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Organizers gearing up for 34th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show

The 34th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show takes place Thursday, March 28 through Sunday, March 31 along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach, directly across the Intracoastal Waterway from Palm Beach Island.  The show will feature more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts and accessories, including hundreds of boats ranging from 8-foot inflatables to super yachts nearly 300 ...

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NMMA reports attendance increase at two weekend boat shows

The Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show reported a two percent increase in  attendance, ending its four-day run on Sunday, March 3 with 39,454 attendees (vs. 38,603 in 2018). What’s more is the Show’s three-year attendance average is up an additional six percent. Exhibitors reported strong sales, some even noting record breaking sales compared to years past. Show highlights included the third annual ...

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