All Aboard to the 2020 Progressive® Insurance Baltimore Boat Show®

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BALTIMORE, MD The Progressive® Insurance Baltimore Boat Show arrives at the Baltimore Convention Center on January 23-26, 2020 with even more boats, marine equipment and activities for the entire family, and an expanded footprint. This year’s show will grow by 32,750 square feet with the addition of a brand-new boating experience, in addition to the return of more than 300 boats, educational seminars, shopping experiences, and family-friendly activities.
 
The Baltimore Boat Show is a great opportunity for boating lovers of all kinds to shop for the latest in gear and equipment ahead of boating season, and for families looking to wash away their winter blues with some summer-themed fun.
 
THIS YEAR’S TOP EXPERIENCES INCLUDE:
 
Weekend-Long Events
  • NEW THIS YEAR!Discover Boating Experience (DBX): DBX is a pop-up entertainment HUB offering guests a place to relax and have a drink while enjoying a variety of topics, seminars and inspirational stories from exhibitors and local businesses.
  • NEW THIS YEAR! Tackle & Fishing Store: Guests will be able to watch demonstrations and receive hands-on tutorials focused on trolling, tackle, and live bait fishing. The station will also teach conservation techniques and cover the general ecology of the Chesapeake Bay region, relating to fishing.
  • Virtual Fishing Simulator:Compete with friends and other guests to see who can reel in the biggest catch of the day. This free and fun simulator is as “reel” as it gets!
  • Touch-A-Boat Tour: The Touch-a-Boat Tour features a variety of recreational boats throughout the Show floor. Kids of all ages can climb aboard, snap a pic at the helm and learn the ropes of life on the high seas. At tour completion, they will win a prize.
  • Miss GEICO Offshore Racing Boat: Visit the world champion, Miss GEICO, a 50-ft Victory catamaran, which has a 3,300-hp 1650 RACE Mercury Racing sterndrive engines and reaches speeds over 200 mph.
  • Build-A-Boat: Children ages 12 and under can create a one-of-a kind model boat that they are able to take home as a souvenir.
  • Boating Career Day: The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) partners with the Maryland Marine Trade Association for the annual Career Day, an initiative that invites local students from high schools, colleges, and technical colleges, offering an interactive Q&A session aimed to cultivate the next generation of marine professionals.
  • Boating Skills Virtual Trainer: Take a simulated boat trip to practice your boating skills. The simulator is equipped with a steering wheel and a Mercury throttle to give you a hands-on experience that feels “reel.”
  • Progressive Insurance Boathouse: Brought to you by Progressive Insurance and the Annapolis School of Seamanship, stop by the club to master your docking techniques at the docking pool or try out the virtual reality boating experience.
 
Thursday, January 23
  • Super Thursday: Enjoy the best deals of the weekend with special offers, food and beverage discounts, and even more exclusive offers. After 5 p.m. entrance to the show is just $5.
 
Friday, January 24
  •  “Go Fishing” Friday: From Discover Fishing seminars to the Friday Fish Fighting tournament, it’s all things fishing at the Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show. Battle with friends and other guests at the Fish Fighting tournament to win giveaways or the grand prize, a fishing charter! 
  • The 10th Annual Crab Pickin’ Contest: Guests will be able to sign up to claw their way to victory by picking the most amount of crab meat. Sponsored by Conrad’s Seafood restaurant and 100.7 The Bay, the winner will receive a 55” 4K Ultra High Definition Fire TV Edition.
  • Military and First Responders Day: To show our gratitude, all active and veteran military and first responders will receive $2 off entry with proper identification.
 
SHOW DETAILS
 
WHEN:
Thursday, January 23 Sunday January 26, 2020
Thursday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

WHERE:
Baltimore Convention center
1 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
 
TICKETS:
Adults ages 13 and up are $15.00. Children ages 12 & younger are FREE.
·        $2 off advanced tickets purchased online or on-site when purchased using the kiosks
·        $2 off for military and first responders when purchasing on-site on Friday, Jan. 24.
·        $5 tickets after 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23.
More information can be found at https://www.baltimoreboatshow.com/admission.
 
For information, visit BaltimoreBoatShow.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
 
About Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show
The Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat and sport shows and the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and researdch, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information, visit www.nmma.org. To learn more about Progressive Boat Insurance, which insures more than one million watercraft, please visit www.progressive.com/boat or contact Julie Kolencik at Julie_Kolencik@Progressive.com, (410) 395-2019.
 
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