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Organizers cancel San Francisco show

The San Francisco Boat Show, which organizers had postponed until April because of El Niño-related weather problems, was canceled.

The Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show, which organizers had postponed until April because of El Niño-related weather problems, was canceled.

Originally set for Jan. 15-18, the show was postponed a week prior to the scheduled opening because docks had flooded, organizers said at the time.

“Moving our show at the last minute, following the weather caused by El Niño for our original January dates, presented more of a challenge for our exhibitors and our logistics team than we anticipated. As a result, we wouldn’t be able to produce the kind of event our attendees or exhibitors have come to expect, and without a top-notch product we decided not to move ahead with the boat show this year,” show director Dave Geoffroy said in a statement.

“We are certainly disappointed and apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. In the meantime we will continue supporting the marine industry year-round in northern California as we work together to ensure a thriving recreational boating community throughout the region,” Geoffroy said.

Exhibitors will receive full refunds on their show space; a letter sent to them said the costs of travel arrangements or accommodations will not be refunded.

Exhibitors who have questions related to the cancellation are urged to contact show manager Katharina Klanck at


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