New England Boat Show kicks off Saturday

Publish date:

The Progressive New England Boat Show Presented by West Marine will begin Saturday at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and run through Feb. 17.

The National Marine Manufacturers Association will hold a luncheon, “Propelling the Industry Forward,” Feb. 14 to discuss the latest activity in Washington D.C., and how it impacts marine businesses.

The NMMA partnered with the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association to offer the first ever public career fair for job-seekers Feb. 15, to connect with boating businesses looking to fill open positions.

Boating Career Day will begin with 100 students from technical and marine schools across New England who can listen to a panel of eight industry leaders to learn about their roles, as well as show manager Bob McAlpine and MMTA executive director Randall Lyons.

The New England Boat Show attracts more than 50,000 enthusiasts and offers interactive, educational experiences.

The show will offer boating seminars with an emphasis on fishing tips, as well as advice on sailing and boating topics featuring interactive casting tanks by New England’s saltwater fishing outfitters, Goose Hummock.


Future Sales Focal Point

This month’s Pulse Report survey asks if inventory levels and other concerns will be a factor in boat-show participation. Take the survey here.

ABYC Releases ‘Largest Update’ of Standards

The 61st supplement of its Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft includes electric propulsion and electrical systems.

Fort Myers Tech Receives Training Support

Yamaha and the Marine Industries Association of Southwest Florida and Tampa Bay donate to the college’s new maintenance certification program.

LCI Reports Record Q2

The parent of OEM supplier Lippert Components saw a 108 percent increase in net sales to $1.1 billion.

Cox Marine Addresses the Supply Chain

The diesel outboard manufacturer brings all sub-assembly production in-house to obviate delivery issues.

Boat Shows and Dealer Week Are Calls to Action

Shows are one of the best ways to connect face-to-face with customers, and MRAA’s signature conference can give insights into achieving retail success.