Large boat shows concluded last weekend in Houston, Atlanta and Chicago, and organizers were upbeat about the results in all three cities.
National and regional boat shows of all sizes are held throughout the country and at all times of the year. Many combine displays of boats with displays of accessories, seminars and family entertainment.
The Commercial Marine Expo will take place March 15-16 in Providence, R.I., at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
The Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo will return Jan. 26-29 to Schaumburg, Ill.
The Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show signed a five-year contract with Meet AC to continue to hold the event at the Atlantic City Convention Center from 2019-2023.
The Qatar International Boat Show announced organizational changes ahead of the Dec. 7-10 event at the Mourjan Marinas Lusail City in Doha.
Organizers said there will be live infusion repair demonstrations at the Refit International Exhibition & Conference in January.
The Waterways Journal said it is gearing up for its second annual Docks Expo, which will be held Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 at the St. Charles (Mo.) Convention Center.
Colombia Nautica — a group established by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, Grupo Heroica and AsoNautica Colombia — is welcoming exhibitors and offering sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Colombia Nautica International Boat Show.
The Monaco Yacht Show opens Wednesday and runs through Monday with 34,000 participants expected from around the world.
Organizers of the Sept. 15-18 Metro Boat Show at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Michigan said paid attendance rose this year as more than 11,000 people visited a larger show that featured hundreds of boats. “It was a great show by all measures,” show manager Nicki Polan, executive director of the Michigan Boating Industries Association,…more