Tag Archives: boat shows

NMMA recaps 2020 MIBS, sets dates for 2021

Celebrating 79 years and its fifth year at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin, the 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, presented by West Marine, drew 82,171 attendees over its five-day run ending on President’s Day. The Show kicked off with near record crowds on opening day, Feb. 13. Momentum slowed over the weekend with rainy weather, however early reports from ...

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Progressive Insurance World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition kicks off this week

The 2020 Progressive® Insurance World Fishing & Outdoor Exposition returns to Suffern, N.Y.’s Rockland Community College Thursday, February 27 – Sunday, March 1. The annual event will be featuring more than 250 vendors and sales on new boats, products, charters and outfitter bookings for fishing, hunting and travel. The show is also host to the area’s most comprehensive schedule of seminars led by local ...

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MIBS 2020 kicks off today

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 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show — produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association will officially kick off today. “It’s truly a world-class boating event,” show director Larry Berryman said. ...

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2020 St. Louis Boat and Sportshow exhibitors report success despite down attendance

The 2020 Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow closed its four-day run on Sunday with attendance at 20,833. Heading into the final day of the show, traffic was steady with many exhibitors reporting sales success; however, show attendance netted out 10 percent down from 2019 (23,199), with lighter traffic on Sunday, which was impacted by unseasonably warm weather and the big ...

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U.S. boat shows draw over 170,000 attendees so far

Over the past two weeks, NMMA has concluded six more boat and sportshows across the country, attracting more than 170,000 people across all shows and reporting positive exhibitor feedback and quality attendees. The Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show concluded Jan. 19, reporting a total attendance of 28,181 down 3% compared to 2019 (28,917). Back to Hall C, after being temporarily moved to ...

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St. Louis Boat and Sportshow opens today

The Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow opens today and runs through Sunday. Highlights of the 2020 event include the new Discover Boating Experience - a Hub for Boaters featuring entertaining seminars, demos and hands-on learning; and the return of show favorites including the Paddle Sports Pool, Hawg Trough featuring daily fishing seminars, the annual Turkey Calling Contest, Progressive Boat Club ...

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Organizers label boot Dusseldorf 2020 a ‘huge success’

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Boot Düsseldorf 2020, one of the world’s largest and leading international water sports trade fair, made a brilliant start into the new decade with a hugely successful event, according to event organizers. Organizers said the visitors were enthusiastic about the varied program and the large range of products and services offered by over 1,900 exhibitors from 71 countries in the 17 exhibition ...

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Daytona Boat Show reports high attendance, strong sales for 2020

The 2020 Daytona Boat Show recently wrapped up its 18th annual January three-day event at the Daytona International Speedway which featured 14 boat dealers, and showcased more than 58 different brands. The show, hosted by the Marine Industry Association of Central Florida, featured over 200 vessels, including personal watercraft, pontoons, jet boats and cruisers. Attendance was reported as exceptional by the dealers in attendance. “[The ...

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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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