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.

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


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


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

Winter boat show roundup

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

Providence boat show agenda announced

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

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