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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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.

Providence show sees bigger crowds

In the first year of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association’s ownership of the Providence Boat Show, the group tried to step up the show’s interactive content with the addition of sailboats, seminars and demonstrations.

Providence Boat Show returns next week

The Providence Boat Show, which runs from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, is showcasing a new look this year under its new owner — the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association.

CLARIFICATION: Providence Boat Show’s new owner

The Providence Boat Show, which will be held Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, is owned and operated by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association. A story in Tuesday’s Trade Only Today had incorrect information.

Rhode Island show returns this winter

The Providence Boat Show will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center Jan. 31-Feb. 2. The 2014 Providence Boat Show will have a center stage, a new Show Pavilion, where activities and appearances by boating personalities will take place throughout the show. It will also feature a VSTEP bridge simulator, which is used by…more

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