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Thursday, January 14, 2021

This time of year, while our boats are shrink-wrapped and the lakes are frozen over, most of us boat lovers schedule at least a little time to get to a boat show. Whether that means traveling to Miami or finding one of the shows closer to home, we rely on these annual events to find our next new boat or product that will add to our

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Boat Show, COVID-19

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Today, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) – owner and operator of the Miami International Boat Show (MIBS) – and Informa Markets – co-owner and producer of the Miami Yacht Show (MYS) and Superyacht Miami – announce a landmark partnership creating the first joint production of South

tags: Boat Show

Thursday, January 7, 2021

From Detroit to Houston, Chicago to Seattle, New York to L.A., Covid-19 has put the kibosh on the popular winter in-person boat shows, but that doesn't mean there won't be any. Many boaters will still enjoy their mid-winter boat show experience, but it will be on their computer screens. For example, for the first time in its 64-year

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Boat Show, COVID-19

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Boaters’ thoughts are always turning to spring, even in the dead of winter. Boating and fishing season is right around the corner, right? In that vein, most boaters look forward to off-season boat shows, and with good reason. 2020 was, thanks in large part to the COVID pandemic, one of the best years in the marine business; 2021

by: John Tiger

tags: Boat Show

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

While 2020 has been difficult for maritime shows everywhere, the Annapolis Boat Shows are alive and well and ready to take on 2021 with gusto and determination. The Annapolis Boat Shows have announced the next five-year dates for their fall shows. Their marquee fall shows will now take place on the same October weekends for the next

tags: Boat Show

Monday, December 28, 2020

After a banner year in sales, the Grand Rapids Boat Show – the state’s longest running consumer show – is gearing up for a repeat performance, February 17-21. Here in Michigan, boating is a BIG deal in terms of sales of new powerboats, outboard engines, trailers and accessories; boating activities, tourism and

tags: Boat Show

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The largest pure fishing show in the country will return to the largest freshwater fishing market in the country, but not until March 25-28. The Ultimate Fishing Show-Detroit, originally scheduled for January 7-10 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, has been re-scheduled due to the Convention Center’s use as an Alternate

tags: Boat Show, Fishing

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Officials with ShowSpan, Inc., producer of the Milwaukee Boat Show held at Wisconsin State Fair Park, announced today that the 2021 edition of the Milwaukee Boat Show will be canceled. The show is traditionally held in January, but due to the unavailability of the Expo Center, this year’s Milwaukee Boat Show will not be able to

tags: Boat Show

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Each year, I judge at least three awards programs (sometimes six), most of which center on innovation and new technology in the marine industry. Last year at the International Boatbuilding Expo (IBEX), we had 103 entries to evaluate. As this past summer rolled on, we nervously wondered how many we’d see after a weird and

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Boat Show, COVID-19, Retrofitting

Friday, November 6, 2020

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), representing North American recreational boat, engine, and marine accessory manufacturers, announced today significant modifications to its boat and sport show schedule in the first quarter of 2021. Following a thorough market-by-market analysis regarding the feasibility of

tags: Boat Show, COVID-19

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