Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show Drops Anchor In Boston February 11-19, 2012

When the 56th Annual Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show docks February 11-19, 2012 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, boating and sailing enthusiasts will enjoy more boats, more activities, more discounts and specials, and more reasons to celebrate life on the water. The NortheastÂ’s largest boat show will be 40 percent larger than last yearÂ’s extravaganza, featuring 360,000 sq. ft. of luxury motor and sailing yachts, sport fishers, performance boats, sailboats and personal watercraft, plus gear and accessories to fit every nautical lifestyle and budget.

In addition to sales on the newest boats and products from the region’s leading dealers and retailers, the 2012 show will feature nine days of family-friendly activities and education for novice and experienced boaters. Highlights include the new Fred’s Shed, an interactive ‘Tool Time’ experience with daily demonstrations, clinics, and free boating advice; the Affordability Pavilion showcasing boats that can be financed for under $250 per month; more than 30 free daily boating, fishing, and sailing seminars; SAILFEST, a dedicated area for sailboats and accessories. Visitors of all ages will love the Powerboat Docking Challenge, the Remote Control Sailboat Pond, and special guest, 18 year-old Abby Sunderland, who set sail in an attempt to become the youngest solo sailor to circumnavigate the globe.

When: Saturday, February 11 through Sunday, February 19, 2012

Where: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St., Boston, MA 0221

Hours: Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Sunday, February 12, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Monday, February 13 – Friday, February 17, 1:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m., Sunday, February 19, 11:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Tickets: $14 for adults; FREE for children 15 and under (when accompanied by an adult). Advance tickets can be purchased at NewEnglandBoatShow.com. 

Phone: 617-472-1442

Web: For tickets, show news, discounts and giveaways, visit NewEnglandBoatShow.com. Be a part of the conversation – become a fan at www.facebook.com/NewEnglandBoatShow and follow the show at http://twitter.com/NEBoatShow.

About the Progressive® Insurance New England Boat Show: 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 www.nmma.org.