Plot Your Course: The Region’s Only On-Water Boating Event Docks September 7-9

Progressive Insurance® Tampa Boat Show® returns to the Tampa Convention Center and Harbor

7/17/2018 12:00:00 AM

The 2018 Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show, the area’s only on-water boat show will showcase the marine industry’s newest boats, technology and accessories from September 7-9 at the Tampa Convention Center and Harbor. Visitors to the Bay Area’s largest boat show can view, board and buy boats at the best prices of the year on hundreds of boats from the region’s top dealers.

The three-day boating extravaganza will offer visitors interactive features for families and boaters of all experience levels with 2018 highlights including: 

NEW! Ladies Let’s Go Fishing: Ladies’ Day, Sunday Sept. 9: Calling all ladies who love life on the water. Join female captains and anglers for a day of fishing fun. No equipment or experience required. A ‘Ladies Day’ ticket costs $60 and includes box lunch, hands-on seminars and a complimentary happy hour sponsored by Freedom Boat Club.
NEW! Boat U.S. Hands-On Boating Courses: All levels of on-water experience can sign up for boating courses to hone skills or learn new ones with Boat U.S. experts and captains. Check to reserve your spot and view a full listing of courses soon.
NEW! Progressive® Boat Club: Attendees can improve their nautical know-how with the Annapolis School of Seamanship on deck offering an array of hands-on boating courses, plus master docking skills at the docking pool with remote control model boats. Visitors can also try Progressive’s NEW Oculus Rift virtual reality experience, putting themselves at the helm of a virtual boat race.
Fred’s Shed DIY Seminars: Think “Tool Time” for boaters where attendees can enjoy free hands-on clinics on boat maintenance, repair and upgrade techniques in a garage-like setting.
VIP preview night on Thursday, Sept. 6: Attendees can enjoy an exclusive all-access pass to view and board in-water boats and yachts before the show is open to the public for $75. The price includes valet parking, cocktails and horse d’oeuvres. Tickets to the VIP event are only available online at

For more information, visit and follow the show on Facebook and Instagram. Keep up with us by using #TampaBoatShow across all social channels.

Editor’s Note: Reserve media passes by registering at For more information or to schedule interviews, please contact Megan Licursi at 513.404.2545 or

Show Facts
Sept. 7-9, 2018
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Note: In-water area closes at sunset

Tampa Convention Center
333 South Franklin St.
Tampa, FL 33602

Adults 13 and older: $12
Youth 12 and under: FREE (when accompanied by a paid adult)
Ticket Specials
• $3 off tickets available for all members of the military with proof of valid ID
• $20 family online ticket package for 2 adults and 2 children – Saturday ONLY
Purchase tickets at or at the show box office starting 9 a.m. Sept. 7


About the Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show: The Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat 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 research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information, visit

About Progressive: The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to understand, buy and use auto insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can reach us whenever, wherever and however it's most convenient - online at, by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE, on a mobile device or in-person with a local agent.

Progressive provides insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, and homes. Home insurance is underwritten by select carriers, including American Strategic Insurance Corp. and subsidiaries (ASI), our majority owned subsidiaries.

Progressive is the fourth largest auto insurer in the country; a leading seller of motorcycle and commercial auto insurance; and through ASI, one of the top 20 homeowners insurance carriers.

Founded in 1937, Progressive continues its long history of offering shopping tools and services that save customers time and money, like Name Your Price®, Snapshot® and Service Centers.

The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, trade publicly at NYSE:PGR.

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