Five-day Houston show opens Wednesday

The Houston Summer Boat Show starts Wednesday at the NRG Center.

The Houston Summer Boat Show starts Wednesday at the NRG Center, featuring a range of boats for fishing, water sports and other activities.

Organizers said there also will be exhibits showcasing fishing and water sports gear and accessories, electronics for boating, outdoor furniture, vacation getaways, and clothing and jewelry.

The show will continue through Sunday. Many traditional features return this year, including demonstrations at the Bass Tub, a 4,000-gallon, 18-wheeler-size fish tank filled with live bass.

Children can catch a rainbow trout at Fish-O-Rama, meet Royale the Robot Ranger, an 8-foot, 7-inch joking, singing, dancing, high-fiving friendly robot and take advantage of fun activities at the Kids Zone.


Netherlands Eases Covid Measures as Metstrade Approaches

The moves by the Dutch government open up travel prior to the show, which is scheduled for Nov. 16-18 at RAI Amsterdam.

Coming to America

Swedish electric boat builder X Shore has established a North American sales office in Newport, R.I.

Registration Opens for ABYC Standards Week

Scheduled for Jan. 10-14, the conference includes sessions to review current and new standards, the group’s annual meeting and the Marine Law Symposium.

New Initiatives To Push Boating Safety

The Marine Industries Association of Southwest Florida and Discover Boating are promoting on-water safety, one in a digital format and and one analog.

Yamaha Develops Electric Propulsion System

The Harmo system comprises a rim-drive electric motor that turns an impeller.

Mercury Supports Local Food Drive

Employees in Fond du Lac, Wis., donated more than $5,600 and 2,500 pounds of food during the company’s annual Fill the Boat to Cast Out Hunger drive.

A Record Cannes Show

The first major boat show to be held in Europe in more than a year drew 54,400 attendees during its six-day run.

Iconic Cleveland Show Returns to the I-X Center

Also, the Northwest Marine Trade Association is offering grants to promote boating and fishing.