Tampa Boat Show opens today

Publish date:
Updated on

The Progressive Tampa Boat Show kicks off today and runs through Sunday.

The region’s largest and longest-running boat show opens its doors with more than 100 boats ranging from 30 to 80 feet. Organizers anticipate a busy weekend.

The show was originally scheduled to take place in mid-September, but was rescheduled because of safety concerns surrounding Hurricane Irma, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s newsletter Currents.

Show sponsors and exhibitors rallied behind the change in dates to ensure that visitors will see the same show they would have in September.

Media highlights include:

Tampa Bay’s Largest Boat Show Sets Sail This Weekend at Tampa Convention Center, Tampa Patch

Tampa Boat Show, WFTS ABC

Tampa Boat Show, Florida Sport Fishing Online

New and past favorite attractions that aim to drive traffic to the show include the Progressive Insurance Boat School, on-water sailing and powerboating skills training, and the My Boater Pass app, which will enable visitors to maximize their time through easy access to exhibitors, product information and seminars.


The impact of a burning river

When the Cuyahoga caught fire in 1969, it set off a chain of events that led to federal action for clean water. It was a huge win for the environment and those who use the water for recreation, but our work isn’t finished.