Event of the Week: 2020 New England Boat Show

The 2020 New England Boat Show will be held February 8 through 16 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. Now in its 65th year, the nautical extravaganza feaures a roster of boating’s best known names and brands, showcasing more than 700 new boats and watercraft.

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


Activities & Education for Boating & Fishing 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, services, apparel, fishing gear, and more.

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.


Career Opportunities 

Explore Boating Careers: On Friday, February 14, 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.


Fun for the Entire Family

Hop on “Salt”, the Life-Size Whale: Learn about safe boating near whales on a 40-foot 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.


Things to Do at the Show


Show Hours

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


Seminar Schedule




Adult: $16

Children 12 and younger allowed in free with a paid Adult Admission

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