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.


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