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Don’t Miss: 20th Annual Providence Boat Show

Wednesday, January 09, 2013


All things boating will fill the Rhode Island Convention Center on Jan 18-20 when the Providence Boat Show comes to town.

It will be like a blast of warm weather in winter on January 18-20, when the 20th Annual Providence Boat Show fills the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence with hundreds of beautiful boats.

Displaying one of the largest selections of boats and accessories during the winter show season in New England, the Providence Boat Show will host over 150 booths with an exceptional assortment of boats of every type, style and use from dinghies to cruisers, as well as a wide variety of accessories and services for boaters.

The event will provide leisure boaters and die-hard anglers a one-stop shopping opportunity for marine electronics and hardware, new and rebuilt engines and parts, fishing tackle, canvas work and interior design products, tee-tops, slip rentals, foul weather gear, and boat insurance and financing. Visitors will also enjoy opportunities to attend sport fishing seminars hosted by Offshore Pursuits, boating safety lectures and participate in other show activities.

New sportfishing seminar series

The three-day seminar series will provide a wealth of information for anglers to use to be successful in their fishing endeavors. Hosted by East Coast Charters and focused on fishing in local waters, the seminar series includes topics for advanced and casual anglers alike.

Captain Jack Sprengel of East Coast Charters is one of the most progressive members of the New England Sport Fishing Community. Known for his edgy style and unique approach to the industry, Captain Jack is a freelance outdoor writer/photographer and published author. He is a two-time RISAA Angler of the Year, winner of the 2010 Run and Gun Bluefin Classic, placed second in the 2012 Snug Harbor Shark Tournament with Team “Hot Reels”, and recently co-set the new Rhode Island state record for Broad Bill Swordfish with Teammate Captain Lou Defusco. Captain Jack has also made appearances on Don Coyne's Fishing The Ocean State Television Show, Spike TV's coverage of The Monster Shark Tournament, Discovery/Animal Planet’s Off The Hook: Extreme Catches and Boston Sports Radio 1510’s "The Zone".

“We partnered with Captain Jack of East Coast Charters to bring showgoers one of the most diverse and contemporary seminar programs in the Providence Boat Show’s history,” said Tom Delotto, director of Newport Exhibition Group, the producers of the Providence Boat Show. “Along with the maritime professionals he has hand picked for the seminars, Captain Jack’s seminar series will arm anglers with the knowledge and tactics they need to more effectively pursue their prey.”

The East Coast Charters Seminar Series is available to anyone who purchases a ticket to the show.

$1,000 West Marine gift card raffle

Designed to encourage active shopping, individuals who make a boat purchase with a sale price of at least $10,000 at the show will be entered in a daily raffle to win a $1,000 West Marine Gift Card. Qualifying purchase details will be provided to show officials following a sale by exhibiting dealers, and the President of the Rhode Island Marine Trade Association (RIMTA) will draw the winner at the close of each day. The Buy The Boat Of Your Dreams Raffle is a great complement to the fantastic selection of boats and great deals that can be found at the Providence Boat Show.

Show details

Show hours will run from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Friday, January 18th and Saturday, January 19th, and from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 20th. Online tickets are available through the Providence Boat Show website. Admission is $8 for advance purchase tickets and $10 on show days. A two-day ticket offering is available for $12 in advance or $15 at the start of the show. Military personnel and members of the marine trade receive half price tickets on any day of the show. For more information on the 20th Annual Providence Boat Show and to purchase tickets, go to www.providenceboatshow.com.


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