2016 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show returns February 13-21, 2016 with more – more boats, more brands and more speed – as dreams of summer fun heat up the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA.

More than 800 new boats will be displayed on 450,000 square feet of floor space, including quad engine boats, sport fishers, luxury yachts, performance boats, and personal watercrafts, as well as dozens of sailboats and sailing yachts. And with more than 100 seminars, the show is a great destination for learners, dreamers and buyers of all skill levels and budgets.

Highlights of the 2016 show include appearances by Captain Dave Carraro of National Geographic’s Wicked Tuna, who will be signing autographs and meeting fans on Friday February 19, Saturday February 20 and Sunday February 21. At the Progressive Boat School, boating beginners can learn the fundamentals of boat safety through daily clinics or virtual boating simulators while experts can show off their nautical know-how. The boat show also offers free seminars for DIY boaters, informational clinics for any type of boater and hands-on activities for young skippers and families.

Show hours are Saturdays from 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday, February 14 from 11 am – 6 pm, Monday, February 15 from 10 am – 7pm, Tuesday through Friday from 1 pm – 9pm, and Sunday, February 22 from 11 am – 5:30 pm.

Tickets are $15 for adults, and children 15 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For advance tickets, show news, discounts and giveaways, visit or the show’s Facebook and Twitter – @NEBoatShow.