Who doesn't love summer fun out on the water? Get a taste of summer now by heading to the 2018 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show which drops anchor at the Boston Convention Center, February 10th -18th. There is so much to do and the family will have a ton of fun. Read on to learn what they have to offer and a buy one get one free deal!
Honestly I had not heard much about the Boat Show before but now that I see all there is to do it sounds like a lot of fun! The New England Boat Show is an interactive, educational, immersive and entertaining experience attracts more than 50,000 marine enthusiasts of all ages and lifestyles.
With something for every budget and level of interest the Show will feature 600 boats, 250 exhibitors and the best deals of the year for New Englanders prepping for another glorious summer on the water.
The 2018 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show is Saturday, February 10 through Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (415 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210)
Hours: Saturday, February 10: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday, February 11: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Monday - Friday, February 12-16: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM Saturday, February 17: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Sunday, February 18: 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tickets: $16 for adults; FREE for children 12 and under (when accompanied by an adult)
My Readers can Buy One Ticket and get one free by purchasing tickets here: https://www.newenglandboatshow.com/admission?utm_source=influencers
Use promo code “BOATGO”
NEW! Progressive® Boat Club: Attendees can take the helm at Progressive’s NEW Oculus Rift virtual reality experience, putting themselves at the helm of a virtual boat race, navigating simulated waters, all while trying to beat the clock. For those looking to improve their nautical know-how the Annapolis School of Seamanship will be on deck with an array of hands-on boating courses and visitors can master docking skills at the docking pool with remote control model boats. Plus, exhausted attendees can relax, talk to Progressive experts, get a free quote and win prizes in Progressive Boat Club’s lounge area.
NEW! Touch-a-Boat Tour: An up-close opportunity for kids of all ages to explore an array of vessels, talk with captains, snap a pic at the helm and learn the ropes of life on the high seas. Kids get their very own boat show passport to collect stamps at 10 boat stops around the Show. That sounds super fun!
Climb aboard a real United States Coast Guard Boat, plus a variety of recreational boats from pontoons to cruisers and more!
Hop on “Salt”, the life-size whale, a 40’ life-size inflatable Humpback whale to learn about safe boating around whales.
Build a toy boat to bring home as a nautical souvenir.
NEW! Boating Career Day – The first official Marine Innovation and Career Day takes place on Monday 2/12 to highlight the importance of the marine industry in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Marine Trade Association and other industry leaders will address the next generation of students considering a career in recreational boating. In the Bay State alone, the recreational boating industry has an economic impact of $2.1 billion, with more than 140k registered boaters, boasting approximately 11k marine jobs and totaling more than $317 million in boat sales in 2016.
NEW! Gone Fishing – Goose Hummock Shops will be offering top-notch fishing seminars and kayak demos in two giant, brand new fiberglass water tanks, attendees can test lures, rods and reels, plus the latest kayaks.
Climb Aboard: Hundreds 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 sport fishers to center consoles and pontoon boats, plus marine accessories and much more.
Dozens of boating seminars: With a special emphasis on fishing tips and advice on sailing and boating topics.
Learn to Do It Yourself: Step into Fred’s Shed, an interactive garage with experts teaching the art of boat maintenance and repair.
Discover Boating Center: Unbiased information and affordable boats - some can even be financed for less than $250 per month!
Pets on Board Contest: Share your favorite photo of your pet living the boating life to win a pet life jacket! There are 3 ways to enter– Bring the photo to the Show, tag #petsonboard and #neboatshow on Instagram or Twitter, or post your photo as a comment on the designated Facebook post from 1/27/18.
Boston certainly is beautiful from the water.
Don't let this boat leave you at the dock! Make sure you head over to the Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show!
Disclosure: This is a compensated post on behalf of the Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show. As always all opinions are my own.