What’s more fun than going to the Providence Boat Show to check out new boats and gear? Heading to the show with your best friends who also love being on the water. This year we are hosting a new Ocean State Challenge, where any boating-related club or group can compete for our annual trophy—and of course bragging rights. You don’t have to be the fastest or most skilled competitor to win: just show up en masse, with all your fellow club members, for a group photo. The club that brings the largest group wins. You get discounted tickets too if you buy as a group.

Please complete the registration form to participate in the Ocean State Challenge. Once your entry request is received, your Club will receive a promo code for discounted tickets to the show!


The Club that has the most members in a photograph taken en masse at the Ocean State Challenge Red Carpet will be the official winner of the Ocean State Challenge, and will win the following prizes:

1) The prestigious Ocean State Challenge Cup – a perpetual carbon fiber trophy.

2)  A party at your club’s location sponsored by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association.

The winner of the Ocean Challenge will be announced on February 7th, 2017. Winners will be notified via email and/or phone.

Stay tuned for more details!


To fill out our online registration form, please click here.

For an overview of event details please click here.

See you at the show!