Overall attendance at the Providence Boat Show was down 7 percent, but organizers attribute the drop to the New England winter rather than a lack of enthusiasm among buyers and sellers.
The annual Hartford Boat Show launched into its 46th year with new dates and a new look.
NEW YORK — Attendance at this year’s New York Boat Show was up 19 percent (to slightly more than 34,000) and exhibitors attribute the increase to an improving economy and more favorable dates for the January show, now in its 110th year.
The 68th annual Seattle Boat Show drew its typical 50,000-plus visitors and marked another clear step up in sales activity, says the regional marine trades association that owns and produces the show.
MIAMI — Although the deal was announced on the eve of the Miami boat shows, Active Interest Media hosted a formal news conference last Friday at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach on its acquisition of the Bahamas Billfish Championship.
MIAMI — Among the events at last week’s Miami boat shows was a gathering hosted by Show Management and the Florida Yacht Brokers Association on nearby Watson Island, where a superyacht marina is taking shape that will increase the footprint of the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach next year.
MIAMI — The Ferretti Group’s annual press conference at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach sent the message that three years after a Chinese commercial machinery company acquired the Italian yacht builder, it is emerging on an equal footing with competitors.
MIAMI — Hatteras Yachts said at the start of the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach that it formed a partnership with Vessel Vanguard in which all new buyers will receive five years of complimentary protection service from the boat systems monitoring software manufacturer.
MIAMI — FLIR Systems hosted industry insiders on an evening cruise Wednesday, the eve of the Miami boat shows, to introduce new marine consumer thermal imaging and sonar technology.
HARTFORD, Conn. — After many years with the same layout and same look, the 46th annual Hartford Boat Show, a four-day event at the Connecticut Convention Center that ended Sunday, had a new look and new energy.