The Providence Boat Show, a tradition that goes back 20 years, will be taking place starting January 31 in Providence, Rhode Island, and continuing until February 2. The show will feature the usual assortment of sailboats, power boating vessels and equipment, outboard engines and other items. But as BoatingIndustry.com notes, visitors have a bundle of other attractions to look forward to.
In addition to the above, attendees will get to schmooze with marine professionals and even a few boating celebrities. These include America's Cup winner Rome Kirby, a native of Newport and the guardian of the Kirby family legacy (Rome's father Jerry also competed several times in the Americas Cup).
Visitors will also be able to learn how to surf using a new dry land system that will be demonstrated at the show. Event planners are hoping to attract a more diverse crowd with guests of all ages.
"When RIMTA purchased this show we knew it was a perfect way to showcase our marine industry – but we set out to do something more, to create an indoor expo that showcases our shoreline and all the ways it can be enjoyed from the water side," Wendy Mackie, CEO of show organizers Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA), said in a news release.
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