Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show

The Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show features fishing boats, pontoon boats, deckboats, yachts, RVs and related accessories and equipment. The annual five-day event is held in January at McCormick Place.

Chicago show returns in January

The 2014 Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show will be held Jan. 16-20 at McCormick Place during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Organizers said the show not only offers deals on hundreds of boats and RVs, but it also gives visitors a chance to escape the Midwest freeze and enjoy the outdoors…more

NMMA reports mixed results at recent shows

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is reporting mixed attendance at recent summer boat shows, in part because of challenging weather in Chicago. The 2013 Progressive Insurance San Diego International Boat Show (June 20-23) and the Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show (June 13-16) provided a summer business boost for Southern California and Chicago-area dealers with…more

Chicago in-water show opens Thursday

Hundreds of boats will on display at the Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show, which starts Thursday and continues through Sunday. The Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show returns to the new, state-of-the-art marina 31st Street Harbor, with on-water activities for all ages, ranging from boating lessons for every level of experience to competitive stand-up…more

Chicago in-water show returns in June

The Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show, the Midwest’s largest in-water show, will take place June 13-16 at the new 31st Street Harbor. The 2013 Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show will feature more than 150 power and sailboats for sale, dozens of vendors showcasing the latest in marine accessories and gear, and attractions for…more

Chicago in-water show reports strong attendance

The Chicago In-Water Boat Show was a success, according to show organizers, as 6,607 visitors spurred summer sales at the inaugural event. With a new state-of-the-art venue at the 31st Street Harbor marina, the Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show took place June 7-10 in downtown Chicago. “The Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show has…more

Chicago in-water show opens today

The inaugural Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show, the city’s only on-water event in June, starts today and runs through Sunday at the 31st Street Harbor, the city’s newest marina. Show-goers will have the opportunity to browse, test-drive and buy more than 100 boats ranging from luxury yachts and sailboats to family cruisers and performance…more

Producer adds outdoors show in Chicago

Met Event Group is producing the Chicago Outdoor Sportsmen Show Jan. 26-29 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. The announcement comes less than a month after the National Marine Manufacturers Association said it was canceling the Rosemont Sportfishing, Travel & Outdoors Show, which was scheduled for Jan. 25-29 at the same…more

Famed sailboat to mark milestone in Chicago

The 6000th Flying Scot will be on display Jan. 27-30 at Chicago’s Strictly Sail boat show at the Navy Pier. After the show it will be delivered to its new owner Dan Koules, who requested the number and ordered the boat more than two years ago. Koules sails out of Sheridan Shores Yacht Club in…more

Upcoming boat show roundup

The 80th annual Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show runs Jan. 13-17 at McCormick Place. New features of this year’s show include Adopt-a-Dog, an antique boat and motor display, DockDogs, a historical fishing display, a Pirates of Colonial America exhibit and more. The show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. * * *…more

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