Attendance was up across five weekend boat shows last weekend with two of them reporting double-digit gains.
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 Lake Erie Marine Trades Association said it will hold the new Akron Boat & Water Sports Show March 3-5 in the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio.
Visitors to the New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo will not only be shopping for a boat, but they also will learn new boating and fishing techniques at the show’s free seminars.
Large boat shows concluded last weekend in Houston, Atlanta and Chicago, and organizers were upbeat about the results in all three cities.
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.