New England Boat Show kicks off Saturday

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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.