The 2016 Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show, Georgia’s premier boating event, will showcase the best in boating, and that includes everything from boats to watercraft, along with educational seminars and simulators, as it makes its annual run Jan. 14-17 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
“With over 300,000 boats registered in Georgia and thousands more throughout the Southeast, the Atlanta Boat Show is the state’s prime boating resource,” said Atlanta Boat Show Manager Kevin Murphy. “Georgians spend over $400 million a year on boats and accessories. The Atlanta Boat Show is the best place to shop, as our exhibitors will feature some of their lowest prices of the year at this event.”
This is a chance to get up close and even touch some great boats. This year’s Show will feature the largest selection of boats, including houseboats and sailboats, safety products, apparel, marine electronics, dock equipment, engines, watersports equipment, paddle sports, trailers and fishing gear and accessories. Show-goers can also check out features like the new Boating Skills Virtual Trainer, Sailing Maker Simulator, Bass Tub, Trout Pond, Kids’ Zone and more. And for the first time this year, all active and retired military, as well as law enforcement personnel and firefighters will receive free admission to the Atlanta Boat Show with valid ID.
All this with news that powerboat sales are up. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the leading trade association representing the North American recreational boating industry, estimates new powerboat unit sales will be up as much as eight percent in 2015 when the industry totals its final figures. The NMMA anticipates the industry will continue its growth spurt with an increase in new powerboat sales of six to eight percent in 2016.
New this year is the Axiom 70 Houseboat! The first of its kind, this sleek vessel is luxury lake living at its finest, with four bedrooms, two full baths, a large party top equipped with bar and grill, optional Jacuzzi and outdoor seating, and expansive windows that provide almost 360-degree views of the water. This courtesy of Atlanta Marine.
In addition to over 200 exhibitors at the Show, experts at Discover Boating’s Welcome to the Water Center can assist in finding watercraft best for both interest and budget, with payment plans starting as small as $250 a month. See Miss Geico. With eight world titles, the Miss GEICO racing team brings its newest offshore racing boat, a 50 ft. Victory Catamaran. The 3,300 hp 1650 RACE Mercury Racing pistons can reach speeds of more than 200 mph.
All of this, plus fishing and sailing classes. Test your boating skills and win exclusive prizes from 97.1 The River and B 98.5 FM, along with special discounts to family favorite restaurants in the Atlanta area.
Visit AtlantaBoatShow.com now for all Show information and save $2 when purchasing tickets online before Jan. 14. Follow @AtlantaBoatShow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
All details and tickets are available now at AtlantaBoatShow.com.
2016 Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show
Jan. 14-17, 2016
Thursday and Friday, Jan. 14-15: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 16: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 17: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Georgia World Congress Center, Hall C
280 Northside Drive
Atlanta, GA 30313
Adults 16 and older: $12 if purchased prior to Jan. 13; $14 for tickets bought on site
Youth 15 and under: FREE (when accompanied by an adult with paid ticket)
Members of military (active and retired) and police/firefighters get in FREE with valid ID
SPECIAL FOR FRIDAY ONLY: 5 after 5! Guests get $5 admission after 5 p.m., plus $5 valet parking and $5 drink specials at the Boat Show bar.