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New! Super Thursday Special

One-day Only Deals! Giveaways! Food & Drink Specials! Admission & Parking Discounts!

Join us on Thursday, March 1 for the show’s best deals! Take advantage of one-day only specials on a wide variety of boats and products. PLUS, enjoy discounted admission after 5pm, food and drink specials, and giveaways throughout the day.

 

 

 

The Captain’s Table Gala will also be held on Thursday evening. Now in its 4th year, this fundraiser benefits the Community Foodbank of New Jersey and Let Us Eat, Please.

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Progressive® Insurance Boat Club

Boost your boating IQ!

Progressive provides education and inspiration in partnership with the Annapolis School of Seamanship to help you and your crew get the most of your boating lifestyle. Located in space F1

Children younger than age 13 can participate in the virtual reality activation with parent's onsite permission.

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Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center

DIY seminars for boaters: Tips, tricks and expert advice

If you're a do-it-yourselfer or boat owner interested in maintaining, repairing or upgrading your boat or motor, head to Fred's Shed for professional, practical advice. Daily sessions include demonstrations of techniques and tools on boat and motor cutaways and end with informative question/answer sessions. It's all FREE, compliments of the Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show.


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Boating Skills Virtual Trainer—Test Your Boating Skills

Booth 832

Take the helm and set out on a simulated ”boat trip” to practice boating skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more. The America’s Boating Club Boating Skills Virtual Trainer is equipped with a steering wheel and real Mercury throttle to give you hands-on experience as you pilot your virtual boat on a lake with other powerboats, sailboats, navigation aids and a marina.

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Miss GEICO Offshore Racing Boat

Space B68

Powered by 3,300-hp 1650 RACE Mercury Racing sterndrive engines, the world-champion Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran that can reach speeds in excess of 200 mph!

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Step On & Go—Stand Up Pedal Board Demos & Test Rides

Space P54

Experience the world of paddlesports, courtesy of Fin-atics Marine Supply of Ocean City, NJ.  Watch Fin-atics expert staff perform demonstrations or try it yourself! On-water test rides will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Open to guests age 10 years or older.

Demo Times:

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: Noon till 7pm

Saturday: 11am till 7pm

Sunday: 11am till 5pm

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Eric Stone—Live Music

Space A68

Enjoy the island-inspired music of Eric Stone. Eric will perform life daily, playing his unique blend of rock, pop, and country music inspired by the tropics and his love of the water.

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Junior Captain’s Program

B24

Interactive boating education for kids ages 8–12.  A great way to introduce youngsters to the fun of boating. 

 

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Create-A-Boat—Kids’ Toy Boat Building

Space P54

If they can imagine it, they can build it! Little skippers can create one-of-a kind nautical masterpieces to take home as a show souvenir.

Schedule:

Friday: 3pm-7:30pm

Saturday: 10am-7:30pm

Sunday: 10am-5:30pm

 

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Fun Photo Ops

Space PF2

Have fun with your friends and family by taking a picture with this year’s Big Catch or Snap a Boatie and take a photo behind an authentic tall ship wheel.

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Sand Art

Space F4

Watch as professional sand sculptor John Gowdy transforms a pile of sand into an amazing work of art.

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