Shows and Events


This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the Providence Boat Show, the Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show and the Hot Springs Boat, Tackle and RV Show.

The 18th annual Providence Boat Show returns to the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence Jan. 13-16.


The show will feature more than 225 exhibitors showcasing 300 boats ranging in size from 8 to 40 feet and 130 booths with electronics, engines, accessories and services.

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will have a pavilion covering all aspects of the marine industry, including careers, and demonstrations about do-it-yourself topics.

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The Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show, the largest sports show in the Midwest, features hundreds of boats, RVs and specialty booths filled with marine accessories and travel destinations.

The show will be held Jan. 12-16 at McCormick Place, North Building, on South Lake Shore Drive.

"The Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show provides visitors with a one-stop shop for boats, RVs and accessories to suit any lifestyle and budget," said show manager Keith Ogulnick. "All the region's top dealers will be on hand offering some of their best deals of the year. Plus, we have an extensive lineup of seminars and fun activities for the whole family."

The Affordability Pavilion, which showcases boats for all budgets and lifestyles with pricing options that can be financed for about $250 a month, will be among the show highlights.

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Arkansas show producer Denton & Griffey Attractions is producing the 25th annual Hot Springs Boat, Tackle and RV Show Feb. 25-27 at the Hot Springs (Ark.) Convention Center and Summit Arena.

The show will feature nearly 200 boats and recreational vehicles amid more than 100,000 square feet of exhibits featuring resorts, campgrounds, and boat and RV accessories.

Admission is $5 for adults; children 12 and under are admitted free.


Yanmar Names Power Solutions Division Manager

Carl J. Micu will oversee sales and the development of long-term growth plans.

Lippert Components Rebrands

The company’s core line of marine, RV and commercial products, including Lewmar and Taylor Made, will be branded as Lippert.

‘A Strong Finish to a Strong Year’

Booming demand for boats continued as the year ended, with the industry posting the highest number of sales since 2007.

Culture Summit 2.0

Correct Craft will gather “organizational culture drivers” for its second summit, which will take place virtually March 3.

Quick Hits: January 22, 2021

B.A.S.S. now taking noms for ‘21 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team and Yacht Sentinel teams with Fountaine Pajot to equip its lineup with connected boat technology.

Teak Isle Expands Operations

The Florida-based manufacturer purchased a 45,000-square-foot facility and two additional CNC routers.