Marine News from the Great Lakes

Progressive Metro Boat Show Set to Sail in September

Published: Saturday, July 11, 2020

The Michigan Boating Industries Association has announced they plan to move forward with the Progressive Metro Boat Show, set to sail September 17-20, 2020 at the Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township.

“The MBIA Board and staff believe boaters are social people and are eager to get out, especially to an event hyper-focused on what they enjoy most,” said MBIA Executive Director and Show Manager Nicki Polan. “We expect attendance to be strong.”

Dealers have reported strong spring sales to MBIA, and this September show is important to carry that selling momentum into the fall season.

To address the pandemic and social distancing regulations, wider aisles, hand sanitizing stations, one-way traffic, e-ticketing only, day specific ticket sales, and many more practices are being discussed and surely will evolve over the next several months prior to the show opening.

“The serene outdoor marina landscape at the Metropark along Lake St. Clair allows for a safe boat show experience,” said Polan. “Along with hundreds of boats of every size for every budget to see and purchase, the show also plans to host live music entertainment, food and drinks, and much more, all within the guidelines of the state and industry.”

About the Michigan Boating Industries Association

MBIA is a non-profit trade association representing more than 350 marine businesses and serves as the voice for Michigan’s $7.9 billion marine industry. MBIA is dedicated to the advancement, promotion, and protections of recreational boating in Michigan. MBIA produces Michigan’s big three boat shows: the Progressive Detroit Boat Show, Progressive Novi Boat Show, and Progressive Metro Boat Show. Proceeds from these events go back to the industry through MBIA programs and services. For more information about MBIA and its boat shows, visit

This article first appeared in the Summer Issue (Jul/Aug) 2020 of
Great Lakes Scuttlebutt magazine.

tags: Boat Show, Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair

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