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Dive into the boating lifestyle at the New England Boat Show

Your chance to sail away is at the New England Boat Show.

Boats on display at the New England Boat Show.

Calling all nautical novices, seasoned sailors, and water lovers. Set in a new five-day format, the 2022 Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show delivers your all-access pass to dive into the boating lifestyle. With more than 415,000 new boat owners taking to the water in the past 18 months, demand for boating is at an all-time high. Connect with fellow boating enthusiasts, both new and experienced, to view a comprehensive selection of boats in New England — from center consoles and family cruisers to pontoons and wakesports boats. You can gear up for the season with the newest boating accessories, marine electronics, and on-the-water must-haves. Newbies gain “Boating 101” education at Fred’s Shed How-To Center, with a variety of daily seminars and demos on everything from getting started to service to operating, while your little ones enjoy splashing around a mini lake in a paddleboat or building their own toy boat.

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New this year is the Keeping Our Waters Clean: Conservation Village, featuring the latest in electric boat innovations, a mini beach clean-up station from The Clean Earth Project, and the New England Says No to Plastic Clean Water Contest of local elementary and middle schools’ projects displaying how reducing plastic will help protect our water resources.

Showtimes are Wednesday, Feb. 16, through Friday, Feb. 18, from noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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