This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from WorkBoat Professional Series New Orleans, the Providence Boat Show and the Atlanta Boat Show.
The WorkBoat Professional Series New Orleans starts this week with an educational conference presenting topics ranging from marine industry-specific subjects to business management and leadership.
The show runs from Wednesday through Friday at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
The Professional Series features tiered programming that focuses on business management, legal and regulatory issues, marine safety and security, vessel construction and repair and owner/operator issues.
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The 20th annual Providence Boat Show runs Jan. 18-20 and will include a three-day sportfishing seminar series.
It will also include safety presentations and new products that include powerboats, sailboats, kayaks, canoes and inflatables, along with engines, electronics and accessories.
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The 2013 Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show runs Jan. 10-13 at the Georgia World Congress Center, showcasing everything from luxury motoryachts and bass boats to family cruisers, pontoons and ski boats.
The 2013 show will provide education and entertainment for all ages, from courses on how to repair a boat engine to learning from the on-the-water pros of MTV’s Wake Brothers and Animal Planet’s Off the Hook: Extreme Catches star Eric Young.