The 2013 edition of the Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show will get started on February 28th, and run through March 3rd, at the Baltimore Convention Center, just down the road from Inner Harbor.
According to an email newsletter, " The 2013 Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show cruises into the Baltimore Convention Center, February 28 – March 3, making a splash with sales on the newest boats and accessories, plus new fun and educational activities for boaters of all ages and experience levels. Boaters, sailors, fisherman and families can climb aboard and compare hundreds of boats for all budgets and lifestyles, from luxury cruisers and fishing boats to family runabouts and pontoons, plus shop deals on the latest marine gadgets and gear.
Boat browsing and buying is just the beginning of the fun at the Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show, with a variety of attractions, including the new Swampmaster Gator Show – visitors looking to get wild can take a photo holding a baby gator and watch as expert alligator handler Jeff Quattrocchi catches an 8 ft., 200 lb. alligator. Captain Dave Marciano from National Geographic Channel's Wicked Tuna will also be on hand March 1-3 to meet visitors and share his stories on the open seas. And, experienced and beginner boaters can put their boating skills to the test with the Power Boat Docking Challenge.
Boaters and fisherman hoping to add new tricks to their trade can head to the hands-on clinics, see demonstrations and get one-on-one advice at Fred’s Shed DIY Interactive Learning Center and Fishing the Chesapeake seminar series. And, there’s no shortage of fun for the kids with a chance to build their own boat at the Kids’ Create-a-Boat."
The show is brought to you from 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 www.nmma.org.
Admission for this years event is $12 for adults, with children under the age of 15 being admitted for free. Advance tickets can be obtained by visiting www.baltimoreboatshow.com.
In previous years, this boat show has been a great way to toss the winter blah's to the wind, and get your boating season fever started, with a show that deals primarily with power boats, but with a section devoted to sailing, and many opportunities to peruse vendor stands and plenty of walk on models waiting for you to check out.