The National Marine Manufacturers Association is reporting decent results from its most recent boat shows. The Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show, which wrapped up Sunday, saw a 2 percent increase in attendance. There were 44,051 visitors this year, versus 43,086 in 2011. The Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow, which ended Feb. 12,…more
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.
The Boston Fall Boat Show will not take place this year, organizers announced. “Due to the current economic climate, the local marine marketplace cannot support a show at this time. We simply could not get enough additional exhibitor support to make the numbers work for 2011,” show manager Warren Kelly said in a statement. “If…more
Enthusiasm and sales replace the funereal mood of the recent past at this year’s New England Boat Show Crowds at the New England Boat Show in Boston seemed genuinely upbeat and positive, and there were more than a few buyers among the throngs. “It’s definitely better this year, and people are definitely more positive,” says…more
Attendance at the 55th annual New England Boat Show, which ran from Feb. 26 through Sunday at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, was up 5 percent from last year, the National Marine Manufacturers Association reported. The nine-day event attracted 43,068 people, an increase from 41,028 in 2010. “Similar to what we’ve been seeing across…more
After a one-year hiatus, the Boston Fall Boat Show will return to the Seaport World Trade Center this year with a three-day show running Oct. 1-3, organizers announced. The show is owned and operated by Boat Shows Inc., a subsidiary of the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association. For the first time, this year’s show will feature…more
The 11th annual Boston In-Water Boat Show, scheduled for Oct. 1-4 at the Seaport World Trade Center on Boston Harbor, was cancelled for this year, organizers announced. “It’s the state of the market. Dealers are conserving cash,” show manager Warren Kelly, of Vernon Productions, told Soundings Trade Only. “We had a good chunk of it…more