Features at a Glance

Sand Art

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


Wake Zone—Towed Water Sports Showcase

If you like to make waves, these are the boats for you! Learn about water sports such as wakeboarding, wake surfing and water skiing and see boats designed to offer thrills on the water.


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Progressive® Insurance Boat School

An educated boater is a safe boater Boost your boating IQ! Learn the fundamentals of boating safety and have fun. Top-notch mariners from the Annapolis School of Seamanship will be on deck to lead an array of interactive “courses” including general boating safety seminars, proper docking procedures, a boating simulator experience, and tips and tricks to help ensure your safety on the water. It’s enjoyable and educational for the whole family!

  • Gateway to Boating: Get an overview of the styles and types of boats and how they fit the boating lifestyle you choose.
  • Watersports Safety Seminar: Gain the know-how you need to keep everyone on your boat —and on the water—safe, and ensure every outing is fun and enjoyable.
  • iNavigation: Learn how to use the resources available to modern boaters—from traditional compass and paper charts, to onboard electronics, to tablets such as the Apple iPad® to stay safe and have fun on the water.
  • Boat Systems: Learn how to manage your boats systems from stem to stern.
  • Docking and Line Handling: Does docking cause you stress? Let us “show you the ropes” with tricks, and techniques that can make docking easy.
  • 10 Steps to Becoming a Good Gilligan: Even on a three-hour tour, a good first mate is key to a great day on the water. This sessions covers the skills you need as a first mate.

Stop by the Progressive® Insurance Welcome Center or Progressive Insurance Boat School for more information.



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Win Big, Win a Boat!

One lucky person walk away from this year’s show with a Sea Hunt 196 Ultra boat, powered by a Yamaha F-115 XB outboard engine, and includes a Load Rite Trailer (valued at over $44,000)! This amazing prize is compliments of
NJ Outboards of Bayville, NJ (visit them in space K22).
Enter in the lobby for your chance to win!


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Eric Stone—Live!

Enjoy the island-inspired music of Eric Stone. Eric will perform 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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Annual Wing-A-Thon Wing Eating Contest

Think your wing eating skills are tops? Prove it at the show's Wing-A-Thon!  Contest is scheduled for Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 3pm. Space B67

Listen to 103.7 WMGM OR go to www.1037wmgm.com for details on how to be a contestant!

Prizes coming soon!


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NEW! US Power Squadron/USCGAUX Day

The Show will recognize the United States Power Squadron on Wednesday, February 5 with FREE admission. Present your USPS or USCGAUX identification card at Will Call desk for access. And, visit the United States Power Squadron booth for FREE information on everything from GPS, rules of the road and navigating through weather.

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Meet Nickelodeon's Dora The Explorer!

Don't miss the girl that's determined, positive, helpful, caring and ALWAYS ready for adventure, Dora the Explorer!

Dora will appear at the show on Saturday 12pm-4pm.

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