What's New

<b>What's New</b>
New boats, sleek designs, the latest technology: They all fuel innovations that will net you more enjoyment on the water. See our lineup of the latest.
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Who's Exhibiting

<b>Who's Exhibiting</b>
Boat builders, dealers, equipment manufacturers, sailing schools, boat yards and marine services all send their experts to the Providence Boat Show. Meet them at the show.
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Learn from the experts at the Providence Boat Show Seminar Series—whether you’re new to boating or fishing, or have a lifetime of experience, there's something for everyone.
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Special Events

<b>Special Events</b>
Three days of fun-filled activities. Follow the Volvo Ocean Race. Learn how to cook your catch. Meet popular authors. See the latest styles at the fashion show.
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Read the 2015 Official Show Guide & Directory!

Boat Show Specials

Maybe you’ve been dreaming about that new boat, well, forever. Or your list of the gear and equipment you need for this summer is a mile long. Do your homework before coming to the boat show, then get ready to do some serious shopping once you enter the show. Our exhibitors bring an extensive inventory to the show each year, knowing they will meet motivated buyers. Get ready to hunt for your great deal at the Providence Boat Show.

Top Reasons To Attend The Show

Explore: you’ll find the latest in boats and gear, all for one price of admission. Learn: with a full slate of seminars, we have lessons for every kind of boater. Get Inspired: meet the mariners who personify what’s great about the sport. Shop: come to a place where good deals are the norm. Save:: Rhode Island has no sales tax on boats and marine services (and no property tax if you keep your boat in the Ocean State). Visit: Providence is one of New England’s most vibrant cities. Socialize: Bring a friend, or make a few new ones at the show…

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Meet The Experts

  • Seminars At Providence Boat Show

    Boat Show Seminar Series

    Having the right amount of boating know-how and confidence will net you more enjoyment on the water—and there is no better place to learn than the Providence Boat Show. Experts from throughout the country will be at the show to share their knowledge in our Free and Premium Seminars. So whether you’re a tournament angler looking for an edge, a coastal cruiser who wants to learn about the latest navigational electronics, or a family looking to buy a boat and start sailing, you’ll find seminars to get you where you want to go.

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    Boating Seminars

    The Annapolis School of Seamanship is coming to the Providence Boat Show to coordinate three days of seamanship and navigation seminars with experts who can give you the knowledge and confidence to navigate coastal waters skillfully and safely. You’ll learn from mariners who have thousands of hours of sea time in coastal and offshore waters, in both fair weather and foul. Bring your questions to the show, and get ready to learn.

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  • Boating Seminars

    Sail America Seminars

    Rhode Island, with its outsize population of experienced cruisers and championship racers, is the place to be if you want to learn how to travel by wind power alone. Join us on Saturday, January 24 for a day of Premium Seminars on sailing for cruisers and racers organized by Sail America. Choose one session or attend all five for some serious time with experts.

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    Sport Fishing Seminars

    Captain Jack Sprengel of East Coast Charters and his crew of experts are back to lead the ultra-popular seminars that draw fishing enthusiasts from throughout New England. These sessions are both educational and entertaining—whether you want to know about tackle and gear, or learn the secrets of tournament pros, or watch an expert filet and cook their catch, or simply listen to some great sea stories about the one that got away…

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Check out the new products for 2015!