Boat shows are one of the top influencers of boat-buying decisions – behind dealership experience and the Internet – according to the 2010 Boat Show Purchase Influence Report, based on a survey conducted by Foresight Research. Foresight Research’s Ron Hein provided a detailed look at the report Tuesday during a webinar. The report is based…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 International WorkBoat Show, which organizers call North America’s largest commercial marine trade show and conference, returns Wednesday through Friday this week to the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. A record number of exhibitors (nearly 1,000) and visitors (an expected 10,000 from 40 states and 17 countries) will attend the 31st version of the…more
This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the Providence Boat Show, the Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show and the Hot Springs Boat, Tackle and RV Show. The 18th annual Providence Boat Show returns to the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence Jan. 13-16. The show will feature more than 225 exhibitors…more
The Phuket International Boat Show, Asia’s largest, will be held Jan. 6-9 at the Royal Phuket Marina in Thailand. Now in its eighth year and expanding, the in-water show will feature more than 30 boats up to 108 feet. It attracts about 6,000 people. Powerboat exhibitors will include Formula, Chris-Craft, Riviera, Ferretti, Crownline and Sea…more
This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show and the Central Florida Boat Show. The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Power & Sailboat Show will be held Dec. 2-5 at the Progress Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park. In addition to…more
The 51st annual Portland (Ore.) Boat Show is set for Jan. 12-16, 2011 at the Expo Center. Hundreds of boats will be on display this year, including sailboats, wakeboard boats, houseboats, pleasure craft and a great selection of sportboats and fishing boats inside 200,000 square feet of exhibit space. Click here for information.
This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the South Carolina Marine Association, the St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show and the Nashville Boat & Sportshow. The South Carolina Marine Association is holding its annual conference and meeting Nov. 30 at the Charleston Marriott. The focus in the education segment is on working…more
This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the Fort Myers (Fla.) Boat Show, the C-PORT Conference and the RC 44 Championship Tour. The 38th Annual Fort Myers (Fla.) Boat Show runs Thursday through Sunday on the Caloosahatchee River at the Harborside Event Center and the Fort Myers City Yacht Basin. More than…more
This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from YachtWorld.com and Sail America. YachtWorld.com is partnering with the Florida Yacht Brokers Association to present a Yacht Brokerage University Dec. 9 in Fort Lauderdale. “The YachtWorld University program is now in its 16th year and has delivered education and advice on Internet marketing to over…more
This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the International Conference of Professional Yacht Brokers and the International Marina & Boatyard Conference. The 2010 International Conference of Professional Yacht Brokers is set for Nov. 9-11 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The agenda includes an attorneys’ panel session on the responsibilities of yacht brokers…more