Why Go to the Progressive® Insurance Atlanta Boat Show
By Staff, Progressive® Insurance Atlanta Boat Show
You’ve seen the billboards and ads across town and on your phone. You may have even caught yourself singing along with the “Come on Down to the Boat Show!” jingle watching SportsCenter.
If you still haven’t decided to join us at the Progressive Atlanta Boat Show, January 16-19, well, here are seven reasons why you should “Come on down to the boat show…"
Check out amazing boats
If you love getting on the water, the Atlanta Boat Show is just heaven. We have more than 600 boats on display, of almost every type and brand. We’re talking the latest bass boats, family-friendly pontoons, ripping wake boats, even stand-up paddleboards. It’s fun to see all the cool innovations and eye-popping designs, all under one roof. There’s even the 3,300 HP, 200+ MPH Miss Geico offshore racing boat! Here’s the list of all the boat brands you can see at the show.
Shop for a boat
Unlike auto and most powersports shows, you can actually buy boats right at the event, from speedy bass boats and bowriders to kayaks. Our show is particularly great if you’re in the market for a new boat because you can shop several dealers and several boat types/brands in one place. Plus, boat and engine manufacturers often offer incentives in order to book sales well before the high season. Here are some more specific tips on shopping/buying at the show.
The Progressive Atlanta Boat Show offers lots of opportunities to become a better boater, sailor and angler. You’ll find just about everything to up your game, like casting and paddling classes, Virtual Reality set-ups to improve your boat handling skills, and Q&A with experts on maintenance. You can even go really in-depth with specialized seminars by nationally renowned experts on things sailing or fly fishing. Click for a schedule of educational offerings.
Boat shows are also great places to find the latest gear to upgrade your current watercraft. More than 180 vendors offer accessories or lifestyle items to enhance your time on the water: personal flotation devices, marine electronics, custom paint, lighting, fishing tackle and more. If it’s for your boat, someone’s likely selling it. Browse all vendors here.
Book a dream trip
Among all the boats and boat stuff are some great resorts and outfitters ready to take you on the best trip of your life, say a Caribbean catamaran cruise or Canadian Muskie fishing trip.
It gets the kids out of the house!
At this time of year, we all want to get out of the house with family, so we make the Atlanta Boat Show a great time for kids. Kids love exploring all the different kinds of boats, of course (be sure to keep them close to keep them safe). But you’ll find tons of other kids activities, such as crafts, a bounce house and even actual trout fishing! See a full list of activities is here.
It gets the kids out of the house!
At this time of year, we all want to get out of the house with family, so we make the Atlanta Show a great time for kids. Kids love exploring all the different kinds of boats and RVs, of course (be sure to keep them close to keep them safe). But you’ll find tons of other kids activities, such crafts with Chicago Maritime Arts Center, a remote control sailboat pond, a sailing simulator, boat building and an actual trout fishing! Full list of kids activities is here.
Cure your Winter Blues!
Finally, the Progressive Atlanta Boat Show is a great event for getting together with your boating friends now that the hectic holidays are over. You can meet at the show after work, grab a drink and some food and relive some great stories from last summer—or plan this season’s outings. Especially check out the “Boats & Brews” event on Thursday and Friday nights, presented by RedHare Brewing – $5 admission and $5 drink specials!
We hope to see you at the show! Buy your ticket here.