Cruise into the 2019 Progressive® Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow® February 7-10 at America’s Center & The Dome

Region’s largest boat & sportshow celebrates 65 years with new attractions and hundreds of boats for sale

11/12/2018 12:00:00 AM

WHO: Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages – families, boaters, fishermen, hunters – from skilled outdoorsmen to novice adventure-seekers. 

WHAT: The Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow is the region’s largest boat and sportshow, providing a one-stop marketplace to escape cabin fever and prepare for summer outdoors. The show features hundreds of new boats for sale, from luxury yachts and cruisers, to fishing boats, pontoons and watersport boats. In addition to the best in boating, outdoor gear and marine accessories, visitors can enjoy a variety of activities for all ages, including:

  • Paddle Sports Pool, where attendees can get their feet wet attending demos and testing out a new Hobie or Jackson Kayak. Seminar and open paddle times will be posted on-site. 
  • Pirate Island, where kids can climb aboard a pirate ship, sing pirate sea shanties, and skirmish with swords with Captain Tim and his crew of pirate scallywags for a "high seas adventure."
  • The Hawg Trough, a 5,000-gallon, fully stocked fishing demo tank with seminars from pro anglers.
  • Catch-and-Release Trout Pond, where little ones can practice their angling skills for free, reeling in live trout.
  • Progressive® Insurance Boat Club, featuring educational seminars, a virtual boating simulator and remote control pond to help sharpen boating skills – great for all ages! In partnership with the Annapolis School of Seamanship.

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2-9 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 8 noon-9 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

WHERE: America’s Center & The Dome – 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101

MORE: For ticketing, previews, show hours, show guide and more, visit

SOCIAL: Stay tuned to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates, giveaways and all things #STLBoatShow.

MEDIA: Media are invited to shoot move-in and setup starting Wednesday, Feb. 6. Interviews with sponsors, vendors, show personalities and administration are available upon request.

For press materials, preview photos, B-roll, interviews, to attend media preview or obtain press badge, please contact Mackenzie Lujin at

Please note full show title: Progressive® Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow®.

About Progressive® Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow®
The Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow®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 To learn more about Progressive Boat Insurance, which insures more than one million watercraft, please visit or contact Julie Kolencik at, (440) 395-2019.
Contact: Sarah Salvatori 312.946.6285

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