The 2014 Providence Boat Show starts this Friday, January 31, and runs through Sunday, February 2, at the Rhode Island Convention Center. This year, under new management, the show will offer new and exciting displays, exhibits, presentations, and activities for the entire family.
On display are many makes and models of powerboats, sailboats, kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards and inflatables, as well as the latest engines, electronics and accessories.
This year’s event features a new Show Pavilion with special events that run all 3 days of the boat show. Want to learn to prepare your catch the way the region’s leading chefs do? Or hear about a harrowing tale of survival from an author who captured the story? Or try surfing on dry land? It’s all happening at the Show Pavilion.
Captain John Martino, founder and president of the Annapolis School of Seamanship, has teamed up with Rhode Island outfits Confident Captain, Safe/Sea, and Captain Frank “Skip” Litterer of Boatwise Marine Training to create a new series of Navigation & Seamanship Seminars. Together these experts will give you the know-how that will net you more enjoyment out of your time on the water.
Included in the Navigation & Seamanship Seminars are two 2-hour premium sessions on Electronic Navigation & RADAR, and on Troubleshooting Your Diesel Engine.
Captain Jack Sprengel of Rhode Island-based East Coast Charters is back this year, joined by a team of experts who will show you the latest techniques and equipment in a series of fishing seminars.
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