Atlantic City Boat Show March 1-5 2017

See and Shop more than 500 Hundred Boats for Every Budget and Take Advantage of “Super Thursday” Deals at the Progressive® Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show®

Mark the Calendar! New Dates: March 1-5 & Don’t Miss Five Days of Nautical Fun with New Indoor Paddle Pool, Watersports and Fishing Workshops, JetSurf Motorized Surf Technology, Classic Boat Display & more

Visitor Show Information

March 1–5, 2017

Atlantic City Convention Center
Atlantic City, NJ

 

Show Hours

Wednesday, March 1    11:00am–8:00pm
Thursday, March 2       11:00am–8:00pm
Friday, March 3            11:00am–8:00pm
Saturday, March 4       10:00am–8:00pm.
Sunday, March 5         10:00am–6:00pm

Admission

Adult
$16.00 each
15 and younger: FREE (when acompanied by a paid adult)

 

2/24/2017 12:00:00 AM

WHATThe Progressive® Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show® docks at the Atlantic City Convention Center March 1-5, 2017 with more than 500 boats and water-lover activities to give lifelong boating enthusiasts and novices alike an all-access pass to discover why life is better with a boat. Serious shoppers will benefit from “Super Thursday” deals and New Jersey’s latest sales tax benefits on boats of all sizes as they shop, compare and find competitive deals on hundreds of the latest boats and thousands of new technologies. With everything from kayaks and personal watercraft to sportfishers and watersports boats, as well as new boats that can be financed for less than $250 a month, there is a boat for every lifestyle and budget at the Show.
Attendees can also try the first-ever stand up “pedal” board and other paddlesports in the new indoor paddle pool; learn about the latest wakesports tricks and trends fromprofessional world water ski team champion April Coble Eller; catch tips from the pros at the Discover Fishing seminar series; see 1950s classic and race boat display; give little skippers a taste of the boating lifestyle with the Kids Create-a-Boat workshop; and give back to the local community by supporting Captain’s Table Gala hosted by “Let Us Eat, Please” and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
WHEN:           Wednesday, March 1 – Sunday, March 5, 2017
                        Wednesday-Friday: 11:00am-8:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm; Sunday:
                       10:00am-5:00pm
WHERE:         Atlantic City Convention Center, One Convention Blvd, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Shop, Save & Win Big on “Super Thursday” – Elevate savings, shopping and boat show fun to superstar levels at the first-ever “Super Thursday” on Thursday, March 2.
    • Serious shoppers Click HERE for a full list of “Super Thursday” specials.
    • Boat Show fans will enjoy $5 off adult admission after 5pm, $5 draft beer and 20% off chef specials at the food court.
    • Enter to win for all-day giveaways from Meet AC including two Florida Georgia Line Concert Tickets, two round-trip airline tickets anywhere in the continental U.S. and much more!
  • Step On & Go at the NEW Indoor Paddle Pool! Dive into paddleports fun at the new 20×30 foot indoor paddle pool with trials and demos of the Hobie Mirage Eclipse, the world’s first stand up “pedal” board, standup paddleboards (SUP), kayaks and more thanks to Fin-atics Marine in Ocean City, NJ!
  • Check out the latest craze in watersports with JetSurf motorized surfboard. Powered by a lightweight engine, the ultra-portable JetSurf board is an excellent workout and perfect for on-the-water thrills!
  • Head to the Wake Zone and learn how to make waves like a pro with world water ski team champion April Coble Eller. Get on board with workshops on wakeboarding and water skiing, plus check out new boats and technologies designed especially for wakesports fans.
  • Take a step back in time at the Classic & Race Boat Display featuring a restored 1951 wooden Chris-Craft Holiday and a 1968 Steven Hydroplane race boat – one of just three such boats in existence, powered by a L-88 427 cubic inch engine, plus more.
  • Catch more fish at Discover Fishing sessions by the Recreational Fishing Association, The Fisherman magazine and Canyon Runner Sportfishing. Fishing fans will learn expert tips and techniques on saltwater, freshwater, inshore and offshore fishing from the pros.
  • Hands-on learning  The show’s educational opportunities are unparalleled, including:
o   Boat Confident by the Annapolis School of Seamanship delivering new skills that ensure more confidence at the helm with docking, technology and other seminars taught by professional captains.
o   The United States Power Squadron® Boating Skills Virtual Trainer sets boaters out on a simulated ”boat trip” to practice boating skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more.
o   Every boater can become the sharpest tool in the Shed at Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center, a real-life boat repair shop hosting DIY sessions to teach visitors everything they need to know about engine maintenance and repair.
  • Support “Let Us Eat, Please” – Did you know 1 in 5 kids in New Jersey are hungry? Help make a difference on Thursday, March 2, at The Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show’s Captain’s Table Gala, a special fundraiser for “Let Us Eat, Please” and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, local nonprofits that help deliver meals to kids in need. To learn more, visit the event’s Facebook page HERE.
·      Annual favorites also return, including Kids Create-a-Boat and the Miss GEICO race boat, the world’s fastest catamaran breaking speeds of 200 mph!
BOAT SHOW & BOATING INDUSTRY FACTS & FIGURES*
  • New Jersey’s total boating sales (new powerboats, engines, trailers & accessories) in 2015 totaled $310.7 million, showing an increase of 6.1 percent from 2014.
  • New boat sales in NJ have been growing for the past 3 years and were up 14 percent R12M YOY through September 2016.
  • Recreational Boating has an economic impact of $2.2 Billion in New Jersey supporting nearly 12,000 jobs and more than 1,000 small businesses.
  • The Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show brings in an estimated annual economic impact of $5 million to Atlantic City.
  • Annual U.S. sales of boats, marine products and services totaled $36 billion in 2015 and are expected to climb three percent in 2016 to $37 billion.
  • The recreational boating industry in the U.S. has an annual economic impact of more than $121.5 billion (includes direct, indirect and induced spending), supporting 650,000 direct and indirect American jobs and nearly 35,000 small businesses.
  • The U.S. recreational boating industry continues to see a surge in sales with dollar sales expected to rise between 10-11 percent from $8.4 billion in 2016.
  • 95 percent of boats sold in the U.S. are made in the U.S.
  •  95 percent of boats on the water in the U.S. are 26 feet or less.
  •  72 percent of U.S. boat owners have an annual household income of less than $100,000.
 
 
TICKETS:       $16 for adults; children 15 and under get in FREE
                        Buy advance tickets online at ACBoatShow.com
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