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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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Advocacy briefing at Chicago Boat Show attracts elected officials

NMMA held its first “Propelling Our Industry Forward” advocacy briefing event at the Progressive® Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show®, which featured remarks from local elected officials and members of the NMMA team. During the event, NMMA director of federal government relations, Clay Crabtree and NMMA manager of policy and engagement for the Great Lakes region, Jill Sims met ...

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Navy Pier will be home to Chicago’s newest marina

Navy Pier will soon be the home to Chicago’s newest marina. Navy Pier Marina will be the first marina on Lake Michigan to exclusively offer short term, transient docking facilities with immediate access to The People’s Pier dining, shopping and entertainment, filling a need for both local and visiting boaters. The planned marina is already generating excitement from the boating ...

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Chicago Boat Show to celebrate 90 years

The 90th Annual Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show returns to Chicago Wednesday, Jan. 8 – Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, with new features and events. The event will showcase over 700 boats, 100 RVs, sailing and boating educational opportunities, plus the latest in technology and outdoor accessories, the show will also introduce the new Discover Boating Experience and a special ...

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Chicago Boat, RV and Sail Show opens for 89th year

On Jan. 9, the Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show opened its doors at the McCormick Center – South Hall, running through Sunday, Jan. 13. In its 89th year, the Progressive Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show will feature 600 of the newest power and sailboats, more than 100 RVs, and activities for the entire family. For the first time ever, ...

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Chicago and Minneapolis shows report strong sales and leads

Last weekend’s Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show wrapped a five-day run with a final attendance of 48,644, up 4 percent from last year’s attendance of 46,670. Exhibitor feedback was positive on strong sales and crowds, including Saturday, which saw more than 20,000 visitors in attendance. On Sunday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel toured the show with Show Manager Keith Ogulnick, ...

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Weekly 5: Outboard shipments up 6.5% in 2016

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Outboard shipments up 6.5% in 2016 U.S. outboard engine wholesale shipments were up 6.5 percent last year for NMMA’s control group of manufacturers, which represent 95 percent of ...

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Weekly 5: Powerboat shipments up 1.8 percent

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. NMMA: Powerboat shipments up 1.8 percent Wholesale shipments of traditional powerboats were up 1.8 percent through October for the National Marine Manufacturers Association's control group of manufacturers (representing ...

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NMMA cancels Chicago In-Water Boat Show

The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced today that it will no longer be producing the Chicago In-Water Boat Show, citing a lack of demand in the marketplace. This year's show was scheduled for June 11-14. The show's website has been replaced by an announcement of the cancellation. "There was not enough market demand or available inventory to warrant an acceptable ...

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Boat show attendance up in Chicago, flat in Atlanta

In its first year as a combined event, the 2015 Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Strictly Sail Show drew more than 47,000 visitors, up 8 percent from last year's attendance at the separate shows, the National Marine Manufacturers Association reported. The Atlanta Boat Show, which saw 15 percent growth due to industry demand for space, drew 24,687 visitors during ...

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