Atlantic City show opens today

The Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show opens its doors today at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
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The Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show opens its doors today at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

The Azimut Atlantis 50 Coupe, the “queen” of the show, will be on display.

"They want to sell it. They're not bringing these types of boats to just show them off," show manager Jon Pritko told the Asbury Park Press.

Pritko thinks there will be long lines near the boat and warns that no one will be allowed to wear shoes when they board.

There will be a boat for every budget and lifestyle at the show — from a kayak at several hundred dollars to million-dollar yachts and everything in between for fishing, water sports and fun on the water.

"This is a selling event, and there will [be] special deals offered for boats that won't be available after the show," Pritko said.

The show will continue through Sunday. The convention center is at One Convention Blvd. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Pritko, who also manages the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show, said Atlantic City is a much larger show and has about a 25 percent bigger footprint. The crowd is also more of a fishing crowd and the show is more geared to them, he said.

There will be boating workshops, fishing seminars that include an indoor pond for fly-casting lessons, and many charter captains available to book trips for the coming season.

Visitors will be able to shop, compare and find competitive deals on everything from sportfishers and performance boats to sailboats and family cruisers, and there will be thousands of marine accessories and activities for all ages.

The show has been making waves in the local media. The highlights include:

Burlington County Times

Asbury Park Press

NewsWorks

Press of Atlantic City

CBS Philly

NJ.com

Atlantic City Weekly

Mainline Today

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