Providence Boat Show

The Providence Boat Show, held annually in January, brings powerboats and sailboats, electronic navigational systems and fishing gear to the Rhode Island Convention Center.

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Breaking a tired boat show mold

The Providence Boat Show, which was held Feb. 4-7, is like many smaller, regional shows that rely on the loyalty of local buyers and the hard work of local builders, dealers and vendors.

Providence show opens today

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will host an Industry Breakfast on Friday during the 23rd annual Providence Boat Show.

Providence show returns in February

The 23rd annual Providence Boat Show, presented by Washington Trust, will run from Feb. 4-7 with an updated layout for easier navigation through boat and gear displays, new special-interest areas, an expanded seminar program and even a tie-in to a Hollywood film debut.

The Jan. 23-25 show had 165 exhibitors and more seminars and sponsors this year.

Show toughs out a snow sandwich

Overall attendance at the Providence Boat Show was down 7 percent, but organizers attribute the drop to the New England winter rather than a lack of enthusiasm among buyers and sellers.

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Winter weather hurts Providence show attendance

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Gate attendance fell slightly at the Providence Boat Show, but organizers today attributed the decline to a quiet New England winter that suddenly awakened with several inches of rain-soaked snow on Saturday and the promise of a blizzard sweeping through the region tonight and tomorrow.

Providence show opens today

Rhode Island dignitaries and marine- and composites-industry leaders gathered this morning at the Rhode Island Convention Center for a press conference to open the 22nd annual Providence Boat Show, which runs through Sunday.

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Providence show adds new sponsors

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, owner of the Providence Boat Show, said it has drawn a strong lineup of sponsors for the Jan. 23-25 event at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

The first Providence Boat Show under the leadership of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association attracted 9,600 people.

New-look show is a winner

Rhode Island Marine Trades Association president Wendy Mackie wanted to step up content at this year’s Providence Boat Show, which the group had owned for about three months before its Jan. 31 opening, so she added interactive seminars and demonstrations.

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