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Organizers said the Progressive Atlanta Boat Show, which is in its 56th year, will feature more than 500 boats.

Organizers said the Progressive Atlanta Boat Show, which is in its 56th year, will feature more than 500 boats.

The 2018 Progressive Atlanta Boat Show will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center from Jan. 18-21.

Organizers said the show, which will run from Jan. 18-21, will feature more than 500 new boats, hundreds of marine accessories and a variety of activities.

Now in its 56th year, the show has teamed up with SPLASH, Georgia first lady Sandra Deal’s water-safety initiative. Visitors who bring a new or gently used Coast Guard-certified life vest to the show will receive $3 off the admission price.

Showgoers also will have a chance to win one of 100 free half-day pontoon rentals worth $200, courtesy of Park Marine.

Among the new boats that will be at the show are the Prestige 460 S, Grady-White’s Freedom 235 and the Sea Ray 400 SLX.

In the Chaparral DRIVR Virtual Reality Experience, visitors can immerse themselves in the boating life by getting behind the wheel in the captain’s seat and wearing the Oculus Rift headpiece.

It is connected to a large screen so that other guests can see what users are doing — picking out boat colors, inspecting, walking into the bow lounge or taking the boat out on open water.


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