Thursday, September 21, 2017

Norwalk Boat Show Shines

With the weakening remnants of former-hurricane Jose stirring off the east coast, and Hurricane Maria still slowly churning through the Caribbean, the skies are all clear for our home state of Connecticut's biggest in-water boat show this weekend - the Norwalk Boat Show.

Photo © Daily Boater 2017

The 2017 Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show, the Northeast’s premier in-water boating event, docks at Norwalk Cove Marina this weekend through Sunday, September 24, 2017, offering water lovers an all-access pass to discover why life is better with a boat. Thousands of boating novices and lifelong enthusiasts can check out the newest introductions and best deals of the season with exclusive show specials and competitive bargains on hundreds of boats, plus thousands of the latest marine accessories.

From luxury yachts and center console sportfishers to affordable family cruisers, the Norwalk Boat Show is the ultimate destination to shop and compare 300 boats side by side in a beautiful waterfront setting. In addition to boats and accessories, attendees can enjoy the last days of summer on Long Island Sound with kayaking at Try it Cove, boating lessons with seasoned captains and fun for the whole family at the new Touch-a-Boat event for kids, plus free boat rides, live music and much more.

WHEN: Thursday, September 21 – Sunday, September 24, 2017, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm daily

WHERE: Norwalk Cove Marina, 48 Calf Pasture Beach Road, East Norwalk, CT

TICKETS: Tickets are $15 for adults; children 12 and under get in FREE when accompanied by a paid adult.

INFO: For more information, visit

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Tampa Boat Show Rescheduled

Potential impact of Hurricane Irma forces organizers to postpone event. New dates are October 13-15, 2017. 

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) put out the following statement yesterday, and it was the right thing to do. Take a look at this image from the National Hurricane Center and you'll see the Tampa area could face over 60 mph winds on Saturday, which would typically be the boat show's busiest day. As of this post, the Category 5 hurricane, which some news outlets are saying is the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, is delivering 185 mph winds across the Caribbean.The Florida Keys are currently being evacuated as the storm is on track to hit the Sunshine State this weekend.


Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show® Postponed Due to Hurricane Irma

Out of an abundance of caution and to protect the safety of our exhibitors, partners, and attendees, NMMA has postponed the Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show to October 13 - 15 as Hurricane Irma potentially threatens the Tampa region. The show was originally scheduled for this weekend, September 8 - 10, 2017.

“While we are disappointed to postpone the event, our main concern is for the safety of the boaters, manufacturers and dealers that attend our show,” said Kevin Murphy, show manager. “This decision was made to ensure attendees and exhibitors have time to adequately prepare for Hurricane Irma.”

OCTOBER 13-15, 2017
Friday: 10:00am–8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am–8:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am–6:00pm
Note: In-water area closes at sunset
Tampa Convention Center
333 South Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602
Pre-purchased tickets will be honored during the new dates. 
Please visit with questions.

Members, colleagues and stakeholders in the path of Hurricane Irma, please stay safe. You and your families are in our thoughts.