New England's Biggest Boating Event Docks Early!


WHAT: The Discover Boating® New England Boat Show®in partnership with Progressive® Insurance, docks an entire month earlier this year – moving from its traditional President’s Day weekend dates to January 10-14, 2024, atthe Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. As the first boat show to kick off the new year on the east coast with more boats to shop and more boating fun, there’s no better place to escape cabin fever and get ready for on-water adventures. 

Warm-weather vibes will be in full effect with the new Discover Boating Beach Club, the chance to climb aboard hundreds of boats from yachts and center consoles to pontoons and wake sports boats – plus, Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel’s first-ever New England Boat Show appearance!

Here’s a first look at what attendees can see & do at the 2024 Discover Boating New England Boat Show:

  • More boats, more brands, big sales! See & shop big sales on the most comprehensive selection of boat brands and types in New England, from center consoles and family cruisers to pontoons and wake sports boats – with boat show specials on the newest boating accessories, marine electronics and on-the-water must-haves. 
  • NEW! Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel – The world’s most famous watersports-loving squirrel makes its first appearance at the New England Boat Show! Twiggy will amaze and entertain as she waterskies behind a radio-controlled boat in her very own pool. 
  • NEW! Discover Boating Beach Club - The #1 destination for the ultimate in summer vibes!
    • Island-inspired cocktails and mocktails – plus beach games and live music!
    • Various events and parties throughout the five days of the show, all surrounded by hundreds of the coolest new boats and marine innovations on the market today. 
  • Indoor Paddle Sports Pool – Get on the water in the dead of winter and experience the fun of stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) and kayaking firsthand. The boat show supplies everything you need to take a test ride – no experience needed. (Open to guests aged 10 years or older).
  • Kids can splash around a mini lake in a paddleboat or build their own toy boat
  • Art of Casting Pond & Saltwater Fishing Workshops: Learn the art of casting from the experts at Goose Hummock Saltwater Fishing Outfitter atop a 30' fishing tank. Catch more tips at expert angler workshops, where anglers of all experience levels can improve their fishing game, learn proper rigging for big game fishing and offshore angling, and get the best tips on how to land a trophy Tuna.  
  • Free “Boating 101” education for new boaters at Fred's Shed How-To Center, presented by Progressive®, featuring a variety of daily seminars and demos cover everything from getting started to service, maintenance, updating, and operating. 

WHEN: *NEW DATES: Wednesday-Sunday, January 10-14, 2024*

Weds-Fri:?12:00pm-8:00pm; Sat: 10:00am-8:00pm; Sun:?10:00am-6:00pm 

WHERE: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 
TICKETS:? $18 for adult tickets purchased online at?;?$20 for adult tickets purchased on site during the days of the show; children 12 and under get in FREE. 
FREE admission for active/veteran military, active/retired first responders and USCG & USCGA members on Opening Day: Wednesday, January 10.  
All guests who attend on Thursday, January 11 after 5:00 pm enjoy 50% off regular admission.
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