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Online Boat Auction Fundraiser—Mass Marine Trades Educational Trust

Booth D80

New 2016 Robalo 160 with 70HP Yamaha Outboard & Trailer

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust (MMTET) and our Kids in Boating Initiative, both affiliates of the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA), are once again conducting a boat auction and fundraiser running through the final day of the Boat Show—February 18. The auction will raise money for two causes to help strengthen recreational boating. 50% of the proceeds will go toward our Scholarship fund supporting Massachusetts residents pursuing education or training to work in the recreational boating industry. 50% of the proceeds will go to our KIDS in boating initiative to support non-profit youth boating programs and helping implement efforts to get more kids on the water.

The boat, motor and trailer package was donated by 3A Marine Service Inc. of Hingham, MA and Robalo Boats. The online auction will run through the final day of the boat show, Sunday, February 18 and will end at 3pm. The highest online bidder will win the boat package and delivery.

To make a donation or to bid, please visit the auction site at: https://www.32auctions.com/boatauction2018

Please stop by the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association, Booth D80, for more information and to see the boat package.


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NEW! Kids' Touch-A-Boat Tour

Check in at Lobby

The Touch-a-Boat Tour features actual working vessels from the United States Coast Guard and a variety of recreational boats throughout the Show floor. Kids of all ages can climb aboard, talk to captains, snap a pic at the helm and learn the ropes of life on the high seas.

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Progressive® Insurance Boat Club

Boost your boating IQ!

Come visit the Progressive Boat Club! Progressive provides education and inspiration in partnership with the Annapolis School of Seamanship so you can get the most of your boating lifestyle! Stop by to master your docking technique at our docking pool or take a spin at a Virtual Reality boating experience. You can also chat with a Progressive Insurance expert to ask any questions about boating coverages or get a free quote!

Children younger than age 13 can participate in the virtual reality activation with parent's onsite permission.

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Miss GEICO Offshore Racing Boat

Space B69

Don't miss your chance to see this one of kind racing machine. The fourth generation, World Champion Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran made of carbon/Kevlar. Powered by 1650 RACE Mercury racing engines that generate 3,300 horsepower, she can reach speeds in excess of 200 mph!

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Discover Boating - Discover Boating for less than $250 a month!

Space H17

Your one-stop resource for boating information and advice. Our friendly crew can answer your questions and set you on a course to becoming a boater or help you make the most of your time on the water.
• Straightforward answers to all your boating questions
• Expert, unbiased advice on choosing a boat that suits your lifestyle
• Local resources to help you get started
Discover Boating for less than $250 a month! Think owning a boat is out of your reach? Think again! When it comes to enjoyable ways to spend your leisure time, boating is far more affordable that you may realize. Be sure to check out this showcase of boats you can finance for less than $250 per month.

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Boating Skills Virtual Trainer—Test Your Boating Skills

Booth K80

Take the helm and set out on a simulated ”boat trip” to practice boating skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more. The America's Boating Club Boating Skills Virtual Trainer is equipped with a steering wheel and real Mercury throttle to give you hands-on experience as you pilot your virtual boat on a lake with other powerboats, sailboats, navigation aids and a marina.

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Create-A-Boat - Kids’ Toy Boat Building

Space H17

If they can imagine it, they can build it! Little skippers will have boatloads of fun creating a one-of-a kind nautical masterpieces to take home as a show souvenir.

Saturday, February 10, 11am–7pm

Sunday, February 11, Noon–5pm

Saturday, February 17, 11am–7pm

Sunday, February 18, Noon–4pm


Progressive Insurance

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