The 2015 Progressive Insurance Los Angeles Boat Show docks at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Burton W. Chace Park in Marina del Rey February 19-22, 2015 with a “boatload” of vessels and accessories to complement and enhance the boating lifestyle. Three halls at the LA Convention Center will house hundreds of new boats, ranging from entry-level weekend family cruisers to million dollar yachts, plus thousands of the newest marine gadgets and gear. The location in Marina del Rey will debut SailFest in 2015, featuring dozens of new and brokerage sailboats and yachts, along with expanded seminars and sailing vendors showcasing the newest sailing product.
“Last year, boating participation was at an all-time high in the US, and the California boating industry has seen a surge as more people are taking to the water*. At the Progressive Insurance Los Angeles Boat Show, everyone can experience the ease and accessibility to owning a boat. The 2015 show features incredible deals on current marine inventory along with a variety of ways to experience the boating lifestyle at two great venues,” said Dave Geoffroy, VP, NMMA West.
At both locations, boats of all sizes and price ranges will be ready for attendees to board and buy, from sport fishing vessels and cruisers to personal watercraft and pontoons, plus much more. In addition to browsing hundreds of boats, attendees can learn to captain a boat with daily powerboating and sailing lessons at the Marina del Rey location.
The 2015 Progressive Insurance Los Angeles Boat Show is full of interactive events for the whole family, including:
New! SailFest at Marina del Rey – It’s a sailor’s delight with dozens of sailboats, gear and accessories to shop, plus sailing seminars, on-water lessons from top instructors, and a sailing simulator to get those feet wet before hitting the water.
Try It Cove – Get on the water indoors at the LA Convention Center withactivities including stand up paddleboarding (SUP), SCUBA, and kayaking.
Kids’ Zone – Keep the kiddos busy with remote control sailboat races, toy boat building, balloon artists, and the new Fishing Friendzy – a new catch and release fishing pond!
Take a boating lesson along the bay, sharpen DIY skills, new Boating 101 – From Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training where attendees get on the water to learn the ropes from USCG-certified captains, to Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center for the DIY boater and dozens of other seminars for all ages and levels of experience – everyone can expand their nautical know-how and prepare for fun and safety on the water.
Boating by the numbers
California saw a 23% increase over 2012 in retail sales of new powerboats, engines, trailers and accessories with sales totaling $451 million, ranking number 7 in the U.S. for boating retail sales.
Boating accounts for 25,687 jobs in California.
California ranked number 2 in the U.S. in 2013 for total boat registrations with 820,490 boats.
February 19-22, 2015
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street, Downtown LA
In Water Location/SailFest:
Burton W. Chace Park
13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey
$12 for adults; youth 15 and younger accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased online at laboatshow.com or at the LA Convention Center box office
LA Convention Center
Thursday, February 19- Friday, February 20, 12:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, February 21, 10:00am-9:00pm
Sunday, February 22, 10:00am-6:00pm
Burton W. Chace Park, Marina del Rey
Thursday, February 19- Friday, February 20, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday, February 21- Sunday, February 22, 10:00am-5:00pm
*Complimentary round trip shuttle transportation will be available to shuttle guests to and from the LA Convention Center and Burton W. Chace Park.
Call (714) 633-7581 or visit www.LosAngelesBoatShow.com