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.
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 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.
The Progressive Kansas City Boat & Sportshow opens today with hundreds of boats and continues through Sunday at Bartle Hall.
The Phuket International Boat Show, which ran from Thursday through Sunday at the Royal Phuket Marina in Thailand, saw more boat model launches in 2015 than in previous years from builders looking to capitalize on growing wealth in the country.
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The 41st Stuart (Fla.) Boat Show opens today for a three-day event along the city’s waterfront.
Organizers said the seventh China (Xiamen) International Boat Show attracted 18,000 professional merchants and the equivalent of more than $40 million was spent at the four-day event.
Hanseboot 2015, the 56th Hamburg International Boat Show, will be held one week later than originally planned to accommodate a northern German school holiday.