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NMMA announces additional changes to 2021 Boat Shows

NMMA Boat Shows

After a thorough market-by-market evaluation of its boat shows still on the schedule for the first quarter of 2021, the NMMA announced today it is canceling this year’s Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show and Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow, and postponing the Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show to April 7-11, 2021, which was originally scheduled Feb. 24-28. The Association announced in ...

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NMMA announces 2021 boat show schedule

NMMA Boat Shows

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), representing North American recreational boat, engine, and marine accessory manufacturers, announced today significant modifications to its boat and sport show schedule in the first quarter of 2021. Following a thorough market-by-market analysis regarding the feasibility of producing safe and successful winter events, NMMA is canceling nine shows in the first quarter of 2021 and planning to ...

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Northwest Sportshow launches virtual show today

Immediately following the cancellation of this year’s Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow, the NMMA Show Team partnered with TRMG, NMMA's show guide producer, to launch a ‘Virtual Sportshow’, providing customers with many of the same resources, discounts and show specials that would have been offered in-person. Today, which would have been opening day of the Show, NMMA is excited to announce that ...

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NMMA cancels 2020 Northwest Sportshow

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has announced the cancellation of the upcoming Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow in Minneapolis, Minn., set to take place April 2-5. The announcement from the NMMA follows the decision from Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to call for a moratorium on events with more than 250 people. “While we remained hopeful that the show would proceed amid ...

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Attendance down for 2019 Northwest Sportshow

he 2019 Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow, which closed Sunday, attracted nearly 30,000 attendees eager to kick off spring preparing for the outdoors. Total attendance for 2019 was 29,638, down 8.7 percent from 2018 (32,453). While the spring-like weather Friday and Saturday had an impact on attendance, Thursday and Sunday crowds were heavy and ready to buy, with reports of strong travel ...

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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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Northwest Sportshow reports increased sales, attendance

The winter boat show closed on Sunday, March 25, as the Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow in Minneapolis ended a successful run, reporting an attendance increase of 4 percent – 32,423 attendees – with several exhibitors – from boat dealers to tackle and travel booths – reporting solid sales heading into the Minnesota outdoors season. The annual sportshow not only drew ...

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Minnesota labor officials, dealer celebrate apprenticeship

Representatives from Apprenticeship Minnesota at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry recently helped a suburban Twin Cities dealer design a new outboard motor technician program that will train six new engine apprentices. The new program for outboard technicians at Bloomington-based Dan’s Southside Marine was announced March 23 prior to the start of the Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow, at the ...

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Northwest Sportshow completes four-day run in Minneapolis

The Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow kicked off spring and closed out the outdoor show season last weekend at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The show, an 86-year tradition in Minnesota, featured 300,000 square feet of exhibit space packed with everything from the newest camping, hunting and fishing gear to new boats and travel booths, plus a host of activities to attract ...

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Weekly 5: Ferretti Group mourns Carlo Riva

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. Ferretti Group mourns Carlo Riva Yachting legend Carlo Riva died Monday, Ferretti Group reported. "The Riva shipyards, the Ferretti Group and the entire world of yachting are grieving ...

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