The Providence Boat Show 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 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 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.
The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will host an Industry Breakfast on Friday during the 23rd annual Providence Boat Show.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Rhode Island Marine Trades Association scheduled the 2015 Providence Boat Show for Jan. 23-25.
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.