Ahoy Seafarers! Hop aboard this year’s hottest boats at the 2019 Progressive Insurance Tampa Boat Show Presented by West Marine Sept. 6-8

TAMPA, July 10, 2019 – The 2019 Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show presented by West Marine is anchoring at the Tampa Convention Center, September 6-8, showcasing the best in boating to downtown Tampa for three full days of nautical fun. This year the show will have an expanded footprint featuring a new Yacht Club Lounge on the docks plus 36,000 square feet of accessories and booth displays in the ballroom.  
With something for every budget and level of interest, the Show will feature close to 500 new boats, both in-water and indoors plus hundreds of marine accessories and a variety of activities for all ages, including experienced anglers and younger deck hands. 
Visitors can expect to partake in event favorites like Ladies! Let’s Go Fishing, a day learning tips and tricks from professional women anglers, on-water power boat training with Boat US, on-water catamaran lessons, as well as boating education seminars at Progressive Boat Club lead by the Annapolis School of Seamanship for all levels of boating experience.
Check out what’s new and this year’s Show:
  • New! On-Water Training Aboard a brand-new Catamaran: Suited for new or veteran sailors, this hands-on experience will allow all participants to master their skills.
  • New! Boater's Yacht Club Lounge: Guests can meet up with friends or kick back and enjoy the bay while delighting in live island music, exotic cocktails and free Wi-Fi while relaxing under a tented oasis adjacent to the expanded in-water portion of the show.
  • Special Show Days: Don’t miss these exclusive events and great deals.
    • VIP Night: Get an exclusive sneak-peak, Thursday, September 5, of the in-water yachts along with cocktails, live music and more. Tickets are available online only at TampaBoatShow.com.
    • New! Friday $5 After 5PM: Enjoy the $5 after 5 p.m. happy hour party with $5 adult tickets after 5 p.m. and $5 drink specials with nautical entertainment to kick-off the weekend is a can’t miss event.
    • NEW! Saturday is Ladies Day: with Ladies! Let’s Go Fishing, a day on the water learning tips and tricks from professional women anglers
    • New! Family Day at the Boat Show: Sunday, September 8 is Family Day! Featuring a special ticket price for the whole family.
For more information, visit TampaBoatShow.com 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 www.TampaBoatShow.com. For more information or to schedule interviews, please contact Megan Licursi at 513.404.2545 or megan@licursi.net

Show Facts

Sept. 6-8, 2019
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
VIP Sept. 5
Thursday: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (tickets must be bought in advance online)
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 – Sunday ONLY
Purchase tickets at TampaBoatShow.com or at the show box office starting 9 a.m. Sept. 6

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 and sportshows 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 www.nmma.org. To learn more about Progressive Boat Insurance, which insures more than one million watercraft, please visit www.progressive.com/boat or contact Julie Kolencik at Julie_Kolencik@Progressive.com, (440) 395-2019.