Recreational Fishing Seminar Series!
This year, we’re hosting three days of informative recreational fishing seminars presented by experts in the field, including Jack Sprengel of East Coast Charters, John Carlson of Carlson Offshore, Ron Poirier of Ron Z Jigs, and many more. Topics range from targeting tips to preparing your fresh catch for dinner! All seminars are FREE with the purchase of a show ticket. Click here for the full schedule, and check back often as new topics are being added each day.
Win a $1000 Shopping Spree at West Marine!
What better way to celebrate buying a new boat than outfitting it with new accessories? Each day of the show, one lucky boat buyer will win a $1,000 gift card to use as they please at West Marine. Attendees who purchase a boat with a price of $10,000 or more will earn a raffle entry and have their name submitted by the selling dealer. Best of luck! (Limit one winner per day. Terms & Conditions apply)
Terms and Conditions:
- Buyer’s name will be entered into the Raffle by the selling Dealer
- Entry Form must contain Dealer name/Sales Rep/Phone plus the name of the Buyer/ Phone/ Email Address
- Raffle Box will be secured in the Show Office at the Rhode Island Convention Center
- Rhode Island Marine Trade Association (RIMTA) President will draw ballots at the close of the Boat Show each day. Although there will be a single winner per day, the RIMTA President will draw three names (listed consecutively as drawn) to provide alternate winners should the primary name drawn be unable to complete the sale.
- Boat retail sales price must be a minimum $10,000 to be eligible
- Buyers who pay in full at the show, plus potential buyers who provided a deposit or execute financing, are all eligible to win
- The $1000 West Marine Gift Card will be awarded the next day to a buyer who “paid in full” at the Boat Show. The $1000 West Marine Gift Card will not be awarded the next day in cases of a deposit or financing application. In this situation, the Dealer must notify Show Producers as soon as the deal is finalized for the Gift Card to be issued
Show Deals & Discounts
A number of exhibitors will be offering exclusive discounts on select items at our show. Everything from rods and reels to inflatables will receive special pricing reserved solely for our attendees. Stay tuned to our website for all the best finds only available during the three days of the show.
Boatwise to Host Education & Safety Seminars at the Providence Boat Show
In addition to the new Sportfishing Seminar Series on tap at PBS, Boatwise Marine Training School will host safety and educational seminars for boaters of all ages and experience. The Boatwise seminars run all three days and are free with the purchase of a boat show ticket. For a listing of the topics and speakers
HELP US SUPPORT THE RI SPCA - PROVIDENCE BOAT SHOW - 2013 CHARITABLE PARTNER
The RI Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals (RI SPCA) is a private, nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to protect all animals from situations that endanger them and advocate for the rights and humane treatment of those who cannot speak for themselves. The RI SPCA will have a booth at the show and staff will be on hand to educate attendees on their much needed service in the community. To help boost the resources they need to care for the animals, a portion of Sunday’s ticket sales will be donated to the organization. In addition, Maritime Solutions of Portsmouth, RI has generously donated a Walker Bay inflatable for the RISPCA to raffle at the Show. The winning ticket will be drawn on Sunday afternoon and the winner will be notified that day. Click here to view the Walker Bay Odyssey inflatable air floor 310 that will be raffled off.
The RI SPCA has an open door policy and accepts all animals whether weak, sick, disabled, abused or abandoned, as well as all those in need of a second chance. Their services include adoption, cruelty investigation and humane education; as well as medical assistance, paid for through its Marvin Fund, for the pets of many impoverished, disabled and elderly individuals who otherwise could not afford to care for them.
Robin G. Coles, Author of Boating Secrets: 127 Top Tips to Help You Buy and Enjoy Your BoaT
Robin G. Coles, Author of Boating Secrets: 127 Top Tips to Help You Buy and Enjoy Your Boat will be in the "Authors Corner" booth selling and signing her book. Marine enthusiast and sailor, Robin welcomes anyone with ambivalence about getting into the sport, as well new and seasoned boaters, to stop by and say hello. Her book covers all of the basics, plus advanced topics for the old salts.
Robin Coles has visited and interviewed countless industry experts and photographed hundreds of marine ports in the U.S. and abroad. The ocean both scares and exhilarates her, as it should any boater - one minute it is as calm and smooth as glass; the next a stark raving maniac, as crazy as life itself. Robin has authored a newspaper column and a variety of articles, newsletters, case studies, reports, and technical documents about boating. She lives on a peninsula near Boston Harbor where she sails and works with business owners around the world.
Saltwater Fishing Licenses – Available for Purchase at the Show
Purchase a Saltwater Fishing Licenses at the Wood Boat & Motor display located in the Pre-function area on the main floor (near the escalator).
Rhode Island Resident: 1 year license fee - $7.00
Non -Residents: 1 year license fee -$10.00
Seven Day License: Available for both Residents and Non-Residents for $5.00
CASH ONLY! (No credit cards)
Kids Activities at the Show – Kids 16 and under are admitted free with an aduLT
The Popular BassMaster Casting Kids Program is back!
The Casting Kids program is easy, fun and makes fishing an exciting pastime for kids. Instructors will be on hand to help the young participants improve their casting skills. The program is open to boys and girls ages 7 to14. The casting area is located in the main exhibit hall.
New this year: Sailor Donna – Balloon Creations and Face Painting
On Saturday, January 19th, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, the amazing “Sailor Donna” will entertain kids of all ages with her amazing balloon creations and face painting designs. Sailor Donna will be set up near the Casting Kids area in the main exhibit hall.