February 16, 2020 all-day
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street Boston
$16 for adults; FREE for children 12 and under (when accompanied by an adult).


Now in its 65th year, the region’s most iconic, highly-anticipated marine expo, the 2020 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show cruises into port at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, February 8-16, bringing summer back for nine days in February. The nautical extravaganza commands an impressive roster of boating’s best known names and brands, showcasing more than 700 new boats and watercraft. Along with a stunning array of the industry’s must-have marine accessories, boat lovers of all ages enjoy insider tips and access to industry experts—everything needed to get shipshape for summer.

There’s something for all ages and boaters at this year’s show, including:

Activities & Education for Boating Enthusiasts
Climb Aboard: More than 700 of the latest boat models under one roof for attendees to browse, board and buy for every lifestyle and budget ranging from luxury cruisers and sportfishers to center consoles and pontoon boats, plus marine accessories and much more. Don’t miss the Queen of the Show, the largest and most glamourous boat on the show floor!
Experience dozens of boating seminars: With a special emphasis on fishing tips in addition to advice on sailing and boating topics featuring popular interactive casting tanks by New England’s premier saltwater fishing outfitters, Goose Hummock.
NEW- Explore a completely redesigned floor plan and new Summer Street entrance. Wider aisles and reconfigured floor space will enhance attendees’ experience and access to boats and accessories.

Career Opportunities
Explore Boating Careers: On Friday, February 14th, the Show will host its third annual Marine Innovation & Career Day inviting hundreds of students from local maritime and technical schools to hear from industry peers about opportunities in the marine industry. The Show will again host a one-of-a-kind career fair following the student presentations for the general public seeking a career opportunity in the marine industry. More details to be announced in the next month.

And Fun for the Entire Family
Hop on “Salt”, the Life-Size Whale: Learn about safe boating near whales on a 40’ life-size inflatable Humpback whale named “Salt”. Boost your boating IQ at the Progressive Insurance Boat Club with top-notch mariners from the Annapolis School of Seamanship who will be on deck to teach an entertaining curriculum of hands-on boating “courses.” Kids Paddle Pool. Be the Captain of your very own paddle boat.

Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Monday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM