Tag Archives: boat shows

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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NMMA reports success for 2019 Miami International Boat Show

Celebrating 78 years and its fourth year at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin, the 2019 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, presented by West Marine, had a blockbuster run over Presidents Day Weekend, Feb. 14-18. Several boat and accessory manufacturers have reported the strongest opening day sales in years, seeing many new buyers, with the trend continuing through the weekend; the ...

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Atlantic City Boat Show, World Fishing & Outdoor Expo open doors to visitors

The Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show  kicked off at the Atlantic City Convention Center Feb. 27 and will run through Sunday, March 3 with more than 500 boats for every budget and lifestyle, plus an array of hands-on activities. Highlights off the show include: Super Thursday, returns February 28 to offer attendees even deeper savings on the best in boating, plus $5 off ...

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Boat Shows: It’s a small world after all

Industry field visits are a great way to toss off the frosty cobwebs that can fill a transitioning trade press editor’s schedule. That’s especially true if a record-setting weather outside is creating a mental winter of discontent inside. While my Boating Industry magazine brethren headed to a busy week at the Miami International Boat Show, I hit the small show ...

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New England Boat Show sets attendance record

The Progressive® Insurance New England Boat Show® Presented by West Marine wrapped its nine-day run on Sunday, February 19 with a total of 51,725 attendees, up one percent from last year’s record breaking attendance and up nearly five percent from the three year attendance average. Exhibitors reported very strong sales and interest, with many expressing it was one of their best shows ...

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