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.

An indoor pool allowed manufacturers and retailers of water sports equipment to demonstrate their gear.

Sales jump at Providence

The Providence Boat Show at the Rhode Island Convention Center was a day shorter this year, but saw a 10 percent increase in attendance. The Feb. 3-5 show drew more than 140 exhibitors with a fleet ranging from small paddle craft and inflatables to powerboats in the 20- to 30-foot range.

Providence show schedules workforce seminar

The Providence Boat Show, which opens Friday at the Rhode Island Convention Center and runs through Sunday, will hold a special breakfast seminar focused on workforce challenges and solutions.

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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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