Thursday, January 05, 2012

NY, London Boat Shows Begin

Big boat shows in New York City, London, Houston and kick off the 2012 winter boat show season...


This week marks the beginning of the 2012 winter boat show season, and some of the biggest have lined up to be the first shows of the year. If you're looking for something to do this weekend, come on in from the cold and get to one of these major events...


New York
The Progressive® Insurance NY Boat Show actually started yesterday and runs through Sunday. The picture above is from our trip to the show last year; this year they've added "Progressive" to all the signs and banners for the event. Wonder if it's any cheaper to get into the show this year now that they have a big title sponsor? Doubt it, but it's still worth checking out.

London
The 2012 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show opens at ExCeL London on Friday, 6 January and runs through next Sunday (15 January). Our New Years resolution is to get across the pond for this event within the next few years.

Houston
This weekend, the Houston International Boat, Sport and Travel Show kicks off at the Reliant Center and runs through the 15th. If you were planning to go to this show on Saturday the 7th, make other plans. The show is being suspended for one day to let the Texans play in their home playoff game.

North Carolina
Love to fish? Then you'll enjoy the Raleigh Bass and Saltwater Fishing Expo, happening at the NC State Fairgrounds this Friday through Sunday.

More, More More
As always, 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, though we typically add them at the last minute!

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

Photo  © Nautical Sites Media - taken at the Javits Center in 2011.