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56th Atlanta Boat Show set for Georgia World Congress Center

From seasoned sailors to amateur anglers, there will be boats, education and fun for guests of all ages at the 2018 Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show.
Dropping anchor for its 56th year Jan. 18-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center, show-goers will have access to nearly 500 boats, fishing gear and more accessories than ever before at the largest boating event in the Southeast. Featuring the best in fishing and watersport boats, yachts, pontoons, paddleboards, kayaks, personal watercraft and more, along with an extensive array of gear and accessories – there’s something for every budget and level of interest.
With the region’s best boat dealers all under one roof, attendees can take advantage of the best deals of the year, plus have a new boat ready by spring just as temperatures start to rise.
For tickets, times and more information, visit
Show Features/At a glance
Boating Simulator
Test Your Skills!
Equipped with a steering wheel and real Mercury throttle, the America’s Boating Club’s Boating Skills Virtual trainer offers “hands-on” practice in boating skills such as docking, pivot turns, stopping and more.
Family Day! Thursday, January 18
Presented by the Marine Trade Association of Metro Atlanta
Be the first to see the hottest new boats and marine products of 2018. All Family Day show attendees will receive special discounts from the Marine Trade Association of Metro Atlanta.
Live Music Every Day
Get into an island state of mind without leaving the Georgia World Congress Center as you enjoy Frankendread’s unique mix of calypso, soca, and steel pan music. An accomplished Caribbean performer, Frankendread brings the island vibe to life with his energetic performances. His laid-back, no-worries tunes have put smiles on faces around the world – he’s performed in 17 countries and 43 states – and he’ll perform live everyday at this year’s show!
Fred’s Shed
Interactive Learning Center, free boat maintenance & repair seminars If you’re interested in learning what it takes to maintain, repair or upgrade your boat or engine, head to Fred’s Shed for practical, professional advice. Free seminars cover a variety of topics, include demonstrations of techniques and tools on boat and motor cutaways, and end with question/answer sessions. Come with your questions and projects to discuss, and leave with the knowhow, confidence and inspiration to do it yourself.
Hawg Trough
Presented by Berkely
Watch fish react to and even strike different lures during professional casting demonstrations held daily at this 12- foot tall, 40-foot long mobile glass aquarium.
Kids’ Zone
Boatloads of fun for and entertainment for your little skippers. They’ll have a blast blowing off steam in the bounce houses and activity center. There’s also face painting, balloon art, and more.
Let’s Go Fishing Center
Reel fun for everyone, from aspiring anglers to full-blown fishing fanatics!
Miss GEICO Offshore Racing Boat
Feed your need for speed! Powered by 3,300-hp 1650 RACE Mercury Racing sterndrive engines, the world-champion Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran that can reach speeds in excess of 200 mph!
Sailing Seminars
Presented by Windsong Sailing Academy
When it comes to sailing, there’s always something new to learn. Take advantage of free seminars to improve or enhance your skills for the upcoming sailing season.
Sailing Simulator
Free Sailing Lessons
Discover the fun of sailing – without leaving the show floor. Enjoy a true-tolife sailing experience as you tack and jibe and use the tiller to keep the boat level while fans fill the sails and move the boat from side to side.
The 2018 Atlanta Boat Show
  • Dates & Location: January 18-21 Georgia World Congress Center Hall C, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd, NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Hours: Thurs-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-6pm
  • Admission: Adults - $14, (16 & up) Children 15 and under free when accompanied by an adult. Valid for entry any one day.
  • Details: For more information and ticket specials visit:
For Lets Go Fishing Seminar and Windsong Sailing Acadamy Seminar schedules and Booth numbers, click here >>>.

Posted online 12/27/17
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