Thursday, January 19, 2012

Another Big Boat Show Weekend

This weekend's boat shows are in Austin, Baltimore, Cleveland, and several other cities around the US...

Come in from the cold! There are plenty of big, indoor boat shows this weekend. Photo © Nautical Sites Media

The 2012 winter boat show season continues, with several more boat and sport shows going on this weekend and next. There are a ton of shows in all points of the United States, and even a couple of International shows. Are you going to one?  Here's the rundown...

Maryland's longest-running boat show is going on today through Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center.

The Mid-America Boat Show, at the I-X Center in Cleveland, started last Friday and runs through this Sunday, but we didn't mention it last week (booo!). Turns out they had a food drive Tuesday and raised over 2,000 pounds of food (yaayy!)

The Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show started today and runs through Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The event is celebrating 40 years.

The Milwaukee Boat Show spans two weekends - this Friday the 20th, through Sunday, January 29. It is being held at the Wisconsin Expo Center at State Fair Park.

There is one non-US entry in this week's calendar - 2012 boot Duesseldorf International Boat Show. It begins Saturday, January 21 through Sunday the 29th.

The Professor and Mary Ann (AKA, and the rest!)
There are other boat shows this weekend in Idaho, Toronto, Kansas City, and Austin. Dates, times and links to the official event websites can be found on the First Boat boat show calendar. A few future shows are there as well, and we update the calendar regularly.

Are You There Yet? 
If you are attending a boat show this weekend, please post photos or comment, either below or on the Daily Boater Facebook page. Thanks!


  1. yes, there were fewer BIG boats than years gone by. The up side was that most of the people staffing the boat displays were senior level staff. i walked away from this year's show much more knowledgeable than past shows. SeaGrant Professor many questions about algae bloom, declining walleye populations and the latest on invasive species. Granted it was only 28 feet, but the new Cutwater model from Ranger Tugs was the most inspired design at the show.

  2. Which show did you go to??