New England’s Largest Boat Show Docks February 8-16, 2020 in Boston

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Now in its 65th year, the region’s most iconic, highly-anticipated marine expo, the 2020 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show cruises into port at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, February 8-16, bringing summer back for nine days in February. The nautical extravaganza commands an impressive roster of boating’s best known names and brands, showcasing more than 700 new boats and watercraft. Along with a stunning array of the industry’s must-have marine accessories, boat lovers of all ages enjoy insider tips and access to industry experts—everything needed to get shipshape for summer.
 
There’s something for all ages and boaters at this year’s show, including:
 
Activities & Education for Boating Enthusiasts
  • Climb Aboard: More than 700 of the latest boat models under one roof for attendees to browse, board and buy for every lifestyle and budget ranging from luxury cruisers and sportfishers to center consoles and pontoon boats, plus marine accessories and much more. Don’t miss the Queen of the Show, the largest and most glamourous boat on the show floor!
  • Experience dozens of boating seminars: With a special emphasis on fishing tips in addition to advice on sailing and boating topics featuring popular interactive casting tanks by New England’s premier saltwater fishing outfitters, Goose Hummock.
  • NEW- Explore a completely redesigned floor plan and new Summer Street entrance. Wider aisles and reconfigured floor space will enhance attendees’ experience and access to boats and accessories.
 
Career Opportunities
  • Explore Boating Careers:  On Friday, February 14th, the Show will host its third annual Marine Innovation & Career Day inviting hundreds of students from local maritime and technical schools to hear from industry peers about opportunities in the marine industry. The Show will again host a one-of-a-kind career fair following the student presentations for the general public seeking a career opportunity in the marine industry. More details to be announced in the next month.
 
 
And Fun for the Entire Family
  • Hop on “Salt”, the Life-Size Whale: Learn about safe boating near whales on a 40’ life-size inflatable Humpback whale named “Salt”. Boost your boating IQ at the Progressive Insurance Boat Club with top-notch mariners from the Annapolis School of Seamanship who will be on deck to teach an entertaining curriculum of hands-on boating “courses.” Kids Paddle Pool. Be the Captain of your very own paddle boat.
 
     When: Saturday, February 8 through Sunday, February 16, 2020
 
Where:
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
New Main Entrance on Summer Street!!
 
Tickets: $16 for adults; FREE for children 12 and under (when accompanied by an adult)
  • Purchase online tickets at www.newenglandboatshow.com or at the box office during the show
  • All active military will receive one free ticket with valid ID
 
Phone: 617-472-1742
 

The Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat and sportshows and the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information, visit www.nmma.org. To learn more about Progressive Boat Insurance, which insures more than one million watercraft, please visit www.progressive.com/boat or contact Julie Kolencik at Julie_Kolencik@Progressive.com, (440) 395-2019.