By Coastal Angler Staff Writer
What’s knot to like? A taste of summer for all ages at region’s premier boating event! The 2016 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show returns February 13-21, 2016 with more— more boats, more brands and more speed—as dreams of summer fun heat up the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Visitors can escape the winter chill for a sneak peek at summer as they stand at the helm of more than 800 new boats. With more than 100 seminars, the show is a great destination for learners, dreamers and buyers of all skill levels and budgets.
This year, over 400 exhibitors will showcase new quad engine boats, sport fishers, luxury yachts, performance boats, and personal watercrafts, as well as dozens of sailboats and sailing yachts. Visitors can explore 450,000 square feet of floor space, taking their time to shop and dream over nine days.
Highlights of the 2016 show include appearances by Captain Dave Carraro, of National Geographic’s Wicked Tuna, who will be signing autographs and meeting fans on Friday February 19, Saturday Feb. 20 & Sunday Feb. 21st and the return of the Progressive Boat School, where boating beginners can learn the fundamentals of boat safety through daily clinics or virtual boating simulators while experts can show off their nautical know-how.The boat show also offers free seminars for DIY boaters, informational clinics for any type of boater and hands-on activities for young skippers and families.
The Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat shows 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 NMMA.org.
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Here’s what you need to know:
When: Saturday, February 13 through Sunday, February 21, 2016
Where: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center • 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210
Hours: Saturdays: 10am-8pm
Sunday, February 14: 11am-6pm
Monday, February 15: 10am-7pm
Sunday, February 21: 11am-5:30pm
Tickets: $15 for adults; Free for children 15 and under (when accompanied by an adult).Advance tickets can be purchased at newenglandboatshow.com. For more information, call 617-472-1442 or for tickets, show news, discounts and giveaways, visit our website or the show’s Facebook and Twitter @NEBoatShow.