Tampa show reports attendance boost

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The Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show, held during the first post-Labor Day weekend of the summer, saw a 44 percent increase from 2012 attendance.

The three-day event drew 18,075 visitors and the National Marine Manufacturers Association, which owns the show, says early reports indicate it attracted buyers and resulted in strong sales and leads for exhibitors.

The show was held Sept. 6-8 and the final day of the event coincided with the opening day of the season for the National Football League’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who played in New York.

Several major news outlets covered the event, including:

Tampa Boat Show features more than 500 vessels (Tampa Tribune)

Scenes from the docks: inside luxury yachts at the 2013 Tampa Boat Show (Tampa Bay Business Journal)

Boat Show (WTVT-TV, FOX)

Deadliest Catch's Time Bandit Captain Johnathan Hillstrand at Tampa Boat Show (WFTS-TV, ABC)

The Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show in Connecticut will be held Sept. 19-22 and Strictly Sail Long Beach in California will take place Oct. 24-27.

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