The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, better known as ICAST, earned three top rankings on Trade Show Executive Magazine’s annual Fastest 50 list.
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 Fred Hall Long Beach Show opens at the Long Beach (Calif.) Convention Center and Arena on March 4 and runs through March 8.
The 13th Annual Savannah (Ga.) Boat Show opens Feb. 27 and will continue through March 1 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Hutchinson Island.
Opening weekend for the Detroit Boat Show brought in strong crowds despite extremely cold weather — a 35-below-zero wind chill — and news reports that urged people to stay home.
The third annual Cartagena International Boat Show will be held March 21-23 in Cartagena, Colombia.
Show Management, the producer of six of the largest boat shows in the world, has appointed Brett Keating as vice president of consumer marketing.
The 2015 Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show, which expanded 20 percent this year to accommodate industry and consumer demand, closed Sunday, reporting an increase in attendance of 17 percent.
The 35th annual Charleston Boat Show in South Carolina and the 2015 Arkansas Marine Expo start today and run through Sunday.
Boat-loan interest rates ranging from 3 to 5 percent, together with gasoline prices hovering around $2 a gallon, are expected to spur sales when the Minneapolis Boat Show opens today for its 43rd running.
The second annual Progressive San Francisco Boat Show starts today and runs through Sunday at Pier 48 and McCovey Cove at AT&T Park.