Why Go to the St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

Why Go to the Progressive® Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

By Brian Souders, Progressive St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

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 St. Louis Boat & Sportshow, Jan. 30- Feb 2, 2020, well, here are seven reasons why you should “Come on down to the boat show…”

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Check out amazing boats
If you love getting on the water, the St. Louis Show is just heaven. We have more than 400 boats on display, of almost every type and brand. We’re talking awesome bowriders, family-friendly pontoons, even stand-up paddleboards. It’s fun to see all the cool innovations and eye-popping designs, all under one roof. 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 to 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

Learn stuff
The Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow offers lots of opportunities to become a better boater and angler. You’ll find just about everything to up your game, like paddle sport demos and test rides, Virtual Reality set-ups to improve your boat handling skills, a docking pool where you can test your docking skills, and Q&A with experts on boat maintenance. You can even go really in-depth with specialized seminars by renowned fishing experts at the Hawg Trough and Show Me Stage. Click for a schedule of educational offerings.

Get accessorized
Shows are also great places to find the latest gear to upgrade your current craft. Dozens of vendors offer accessories or lifestyle items to enhance your time on the water: personal flotation devices, navigation electronics, custom paint, lighting, fishing tackle, docks, and more. If it’s for your boat, someone’s likely selling it. Browse all exhibitors here.why go to show image

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. And we’ve got even more great local resorts, lodges and guides.

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 St. Louis Boat & Sportshow 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 Pirate Island, kids archery range, and even actual trout fishing! Full list of kids activities is here.

Cure your Winter Blues!
Finally, the Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow 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 Super Sunday – purchase your ticket online for just $6! Our pre-game tailgate party features $6 domestic beers and $6 hot dog & chips at select concessions. Thursday is Senior Day with $8 tickets for those 62 and older.

We hope to see you at the show! Buy your ticket here.why go to show image