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.

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

Providence show returns in January

The 20th annual Providence Boat Show runs Jan. 18-20 at the Rhode Island Convention Center and will include a three-day sportfishing seminar series. It also will include safety presentations and more than 150 vendors displaying new products that include powerboats, sailboats, kayaks, canoes and inflatables, along with engines, electronics and accessories. Products on display will…more

Rhode Island marina gains new financing

Washington Trust’s Commercial Real Estate Group recently provided a $1,625,000 commercial mortgage to Fox Point Marina LLC for the refinancing of a mixed-use property that includes two restaurant units and a 56-boat-slip marina in Providence, R.I. “The location of this property is ideally situated near Brown University and a popular retail area,” Washington Trust chairman,…more

Coastal issues discussed at Providence show

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association held a business roundtable Friday at the Rhode Island Convention Center in conjunction with the Providence Boat Show. The topic was the recently formed U.S. Senate Oceans Caucus and its potential impact on the industry and the state. The speakers were U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; Jim Currie, legislative…more

Business roundtable highlights Providence show

The Senate Oceans Caucus and its potential effect on Rhode Island will be the subject of a marine business roundtable on Friday during the Providence Boat Show. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (D.-R.I.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) are co-chairmen of the 16-member caucus, which was created last year to increase awareness and find common ground in responding…more

Providence show adds consignment section

For the first time, the lower level of the Rhode Island Convention Center will be a place for Providence Boat Show attendees to search for bargains and for the trade to add to its immediate bottom line. On Jan. 14 and 15, the space will be available exclusively to boat dealers, boat and fishing equipment…more

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Rhode Island trade group names Boater of the Year

Middletown, R.I. resident Sheila McCurdy was named Rhode Island Boater of the Year this week by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association at opening-day ceremonies of the Providence Boat Show. She was given the group’s John H. Chafee Award, named after the former Rhode Island governor and senator. “Sheila has excelled in sailing individually and…more

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Providence show sees hope, some sales

The 17th annual Providence Boat Show this year saw booth and exhibitor space confined to one floor, but buyers turned out despite the cold weather. Jon Lyons, a dealer for Ocean House Marina in Charlestown, R.I., said he sold six boats at the show, which was held Jan. 7-10 at the Rhode Island Convention Center…more

Winter boat show roundup

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will be hosting a discussion by boating industry leaders looking at the future of the industry in the Ocean State prior to the opening of the Providence Boat Show. Moderated by Mark Murphy, editor of Providence Business News, the event will take place at 2 p.m. Jan. 7 in…more

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