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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.


Yamaha sponsors Jacksonville show

Yamaha has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show that runs April 13 -15 at Metropolitan Park and Marina in Jacksonville, Fla.

Volvo Penta announces contest

Volvo Penta of the Americas is asking new engine owners to submit stories to its inaugural Boating Dreams contest and will award the winner with a Chevrolet Silverado pickup.

MIASF volunteers collect 32 tons of trash

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida and the Marine Industry Cares Foundation, organizers of the 41st Annual Broward County Waterway Cleanup held on March 3, collected 32 tons of trash from 31 sites around the county.

New Jersey saltwater fishing show opens today

The Progressive Saltwater Fishing Expo opens today, nearly doubling its footprint as it moves from the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, N.J., to the larger, more centrally-located New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison, N.J.