Organizers said the four-day 2014 Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show, which ended Sunday, attracted 36,719 people despite heavy snow on opening day and subzero weather.
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 Dallas & Fort Worth Winter Boat Expo starts Friday at the Dallas Market Hall and runs through Feb. 9.
The inaugural Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show closed Sunday, attracting 7,806 visitors to McCovey Cove at AT&T Park and Pier 48.
In a sign of a rebounding economy, the Detroit Boat Show has doubled in size in just two years. In 2014, the show has two larger halls and, at 300,000 square feet of exhibition space, is again officially sold out.
Outer Reef Yachts was among the winners at the 2014 Motor Boat Awards in London earlier this month as the Outer Reef 700 took the honors in the trawler yachts and aft cabin category.
Show Management confirmed the addition of a new Panama International Boat Show set for 2014 at the Flamenco Yacht Club and Marina in Panama City.
The Stuart (Fla.) Boat Show will take place Friday through Sunday at four locations.
The Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show will open Thursday and continue through Sunday at the Georgia World Congress Center on Andrew Young International Boulevard.
The Dallas and Fort Worth Winter Boat Expo will take place Jan. 31-Feb. 9 at the Dallas Market Hall.
The 21st annual Boat Show in Springfield, Ill., will take place Feb. 21-23 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds.