BOSTON — The rebounding economy has boat buyers showing interest in the cruiser market for the first time in years — at least for many dealers at the New England Boat Show.
New England Boat Show
The Progressive New England Boat Show, held annually in February at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, fills 300,000 square feet with new boats from the region’s top dealers and a wide selection of marine accessories and special features.
BOSTON — Though traffic seemed light at the Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show on Monday, dealers said that only three days into the 10-day show this year’s event was on track to be their best in years.
The Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show will return Saturday for a nine-day run with 25 more exhibitors than in 2013, the biggest turnout in six years for the region’s largest boat show.
The 2014 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show will take place Feb. 22-March 2 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Attracting thousands of sailboat and powerboat enthusiasts, the Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show is the Northeast’s largest show. More than 300,000 square feet will be filled with boats and nautical equipment — ranging…more
Traffic picks up after a snowy first weekend; exhibitors say sales and leads beat expectations The Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show garnered rave reviews on the venue — the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center — solid reviews on the crowds and lousy reviews on the weather. Despite snowstorms that struck during the first weekend,…more
BOSTON — The Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show will not be held during the week that many local schools are out for winter vacation week in 2014. It will be held Feb. 22-March 3 instead of earlier in February, as it has in the past, show manager Joe O’Neal told Soundings Trade Only. Though…more
BOSTON – Attendance at the Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show was up about 8.5 percent, which was good news, considering the first Sunday of the show was off 40 percent due to snow. “Weekday traffic has been up 18 to 20 percent each day,” National Marine Manufacturers Association New England Boat Show organizer Joe…more
BOSTON – The marine industry is seeing such gradual growth that people are not likely to notice it happening. “I think three and a half years down the road, things will be so good people will look back and say, ‘When did this happen?’ ” Linwood Parker, founder of North Carolina-based Parker Boats, told Soundings…more
Exhibitor space at the Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show is sold out for the first time in five years. Show manager Joe O’Neal told the Boston Business Journal that 401 exhibitors lined up for space at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, an 8 percent increase from the 372 who participated last year. The…more
Exhibitors at New England show say fewer deals are being lost to buyer misgivings, loan denials Attendance was relatively flat at February’s Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show in Boston, but some exhibitors say the number of deals that were closed at various price points signals the return of the long-sidelined qualified buyer. “My sense…more