Why Exhibit?

Ahoy—and Welcome to the Progressive® insurance San Diego International Boat Show®

Offering boating year round, Southern California is a beautiful setting for our outdoor, summer show which celebrates all things boating – power, sail, paddlesports, SCUBA, cruising, chartering, technology, and more! Together we were able to grow exhibitor participation by 20% and attendence by 24% in 2014. Plans are well underway to keep this trend rolling in 2015!
Entering its 12th year, the Show will feature a range of new features, more boats in-water and more exhibits on-land! Marketing expertise sets NMMA shows apart. The NMMA marketing team will promote the show with a highly visible campaign focused on attracting qualified boat buyers, passionate enthusiasts and prospective boaters to the show through advertising, public relations  and social media efforts.
The footprint of the docks in-water will expand to accomodate more boats for sale, more features and entertainment, and Discover Boating in-water educational elements. We will debut 60 brand new aluminium docks this year. This  infrastructure investment will make it easier for exhibitors to build high-quality displays, and tie-up securely. At 10' wide, the new docks will accomodate heavy traffic better. And, they look great, too!
We are pleased to continue our collaboration with the California Yacht Broker’s Association (CYBA) and San Diego Superyacht Association (SDSA) to produce the in-water element of the show. The in-water boats generated substantial interest from the media and showcased the wide range of boating opportunities in San Diego. Further promoting the boating lifestyle, VIP events and seminars will be planned to attract key participants and influencers.
So, let's get started! It is more important than ever to book your space as soon possible as this show gains more broad interest from marine business in Southern California and beyond. Timely commitments also ensure that we can promote the show, your participation and special events so buzz can build and attendees can make plans further in advance.
We hope you’ll join us for what is sure to be another year of exponential growth at the San Diego International Boat Show. Please share on facebook, Twitter or Instagram #SDBoatShow and join our LinkedIn Group. Feel free to contact me anytime to discuss your participation.
Fair Winds!
Katharina Klanck 
Show Manager
contact: kklanck@nmma.org