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
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 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
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
The Providence Boat Show, known as the first winter boat show in New England, is scheduled for Jan. 7-10 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The show primarily presents exhibits of powerboats that appeal to the family cruising and fishing audiences, plus small sailing craft, personal watercraft and inflatables. In addition, there are hundreds of…more
The 17th annual Providence (R.I.) Boat Show will be held Jan. 7-10, 2010 at the Rhode Island Convention Center. This year, the show will feature 225 exhibitors and more than 300 boats ranging in size from eight to 40 feet as well as 150 booths offering a number of electronics, engines and marine services. Demonstrations…more