VIDEO: New England Boat Show breaks records

Publish date:
Social count:
The New England Boat Show had record attendance.

The New England Boat Show had record attendance.

The Progressive New England Boat Show wrapped up its nine-day run on Feb. 18 with 50,997 visitors, the highest attendance at the show since 2010.

Attendance was up 9 percent from 2017, which had a snow storm opening weekend, and is up from the last record attendance in 2016 at 50,706.

Exhibitors reported strong sales, with some saying expressing it was their best show yet in Boston, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

The show hosted its first Boating Career Day, drawing about 100 students. The marine industry is important to Massachusetts, state labor secretary Rosalin Acosta told the group on Feb. 12.

The “Touch a Boat” tour for kids had about 1,850 participants.

Boston’s ABC affiliate covered the show, interviewing winter-weary attendees at the event.

Check that out here:  


Connecticut spring show adds charity benefit

The Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday May 4 through Sunday, May 6, at Brewer Essex Island Marina in Essex, Conn., and this year will be the first time that admission fees will benefit the charity SailsUP4Cancer

Cobalt’s first 23-foot outboard model unveiled

Cobalt Boats introduced its first 23-foot outboard, the Model 23SC, to offer first-time buyers and occasional boaters seeking higher quality and reliability the same level of construction, performance and attention to detail offered in its larger boats.

AIM announces new hires

Catapult Creative Labs, the internal marketing communications agency of Active Interest Media, has hired Andrea Kupfer as vice president, account executive and Christina Erb LoVullo as creative services director. Kupfer will lead Catapult’s long-term sales growth and profitability and Erb LoVullo will oversee marketing and creative services.