The 37th annual Fort Meyers Boat Show saw attendance increase by more than 15 percent, according to show manager John Good. The four-day show was held Nov. 12-15. “There was a very upbeat feeling on both the exhibitor’s side and with consumers,” Good said in an e-mail to Trade Only Today. “After last year, there…more
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 38th Minneapolis Boat Show will be held Jan. 20-24 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. New features to the indoor show include Wakeboard Rail Jam, where top wakeboard and water-ski pros will be performing the latest sport skills and tricks in a giant pool inside the convention center. Also, a Pirates of Colonial America exhibit…more
Maritime and fishing industry leaders from 40 states and 17 countries will gather in Seattle next week for the 42nd annual Pacific Marine Expo. The expo runs Nov. 19-21 at the Seattle’s Qwest Field Event Center. “If you’re in the marine industry, the expo is the place to be,” said Mike Lodato, vice president of…more
John “Jack” N. Allinson II, an accredited marine surveyor and certified infrared thermographer will be conducting a one-day seminar Feb. 6 at the Prime Osborne Convention Center in Jacksonville, Fla. in conjunction with the 63rd annual Jacksonville Boat Show. The seminar will be held through Allinson Infrared Inspection Services, Inc. and is designed for six…more
Enterprise Florida Inc. will be providing spaces for Florida businesses at the Dubai International Boat Show, which runs March 9-13. EFI will have two pavilions to accommodate a business delegation from Florida. There are several options for space, sold on a first-come, first-served basis. EFI will also be providing a subsidy for the cost of…more
There are signs the economy – and the marine industry – is on the road to recovery, judging from the mood at the Genoa International Boat Show, which was held Oct. 3-11 in Fiera di Genova, Italy. Click here to read the story from the Financial Times.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced dates for its boat shows in Atlanta and St. Louis. The 48th annual Atlanta Boat Show will be held Jan. 12-17, 2010 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. From canoes to cruisers to pontoons and personal watercraft, the show has something for every lifestyle and budget. Sponsored…more
The Great Northeast Boat Show will be making its premiere April 9-11 at the Hampshire Dome in Milford, N.H. More than 150 boats will be displayed in the 100,000-square-foot venue, along with informative seminars that are being developed. Brands represented include Sea Ray, Four Winns, Formula and Boston Whaler. The show is produced by Anthony…more
The Lido Yacht Expo, held Sept. 24-27 in Newport Beach, Calif., reported a 9 percent increase in attendance this year, organizers said. “We’re very pleased with the way this year’s show turned out,” said Duncan McIntosh, producer of the show. “Even though the number of vessels was down, attendance was very strong.” Show organizers could…more
The New Orleans Boat & Sportshow will be held Jan. 6-10 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the 40th annual show features hundreds of boats, equipment, hunting and fishing gear, and marine accessories, plus travel, insurance and financial offerings. The January event is also introducing a new…more