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.

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

New owner prepares for Providence show

The 21st annual Providence Boat Show will take place Jan. 31-Feb. 2 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The family-friendly indoor expo showcases boats ranging from paddleboards and kayaks to midsize sailboats and powerboats. The coming show will include seminars on boat handling, navigation and equipment. Now owned and operated by the Rhode Island Marine…more

Providence Boat Show set to have new owner

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association said today that it will purchase the Providence Boat Show from the Newport Exhibition Group. In its 21st year, the show is one of the largest winter boat shows in New England and is held annually at the Rhode Island Convention Center. As part of the agreement, the Newport…more

Providence show reports attendance boost

Providence Boat Show organizers say that despite the 20th anniversary show running for three days rather than four, attendance rose 17 percent from the previous year. The show floor at the Rhode Island Convention Center was busy from the 10 a.m. start on Jan. 18 and held steady through the weekend. As at the New…more

Providence show names charitable partner

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Providence Boat Show, said the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is its 2013 Official Charitable Partner. The 20th annual Providence show will be held Jan. 18-20 at the Rhode Island Convention Center on Sabin Street. The charitable group will receive a portion…more

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