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Boat Show Cruises into LA Convention Center and Marina del Rey


February 12, 2015

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 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 with activities 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.

Show information

When: February 19-22

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center

1201 S. Figueroa Street, Downtown LA

In Water Location:

Burton W. Chace Park

13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey

Admission: $12 for adults; youth 15 and younger accompanied by an adult

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the LA Convention Center box office

Show Hours: 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.

Information: Call (714) 633-7581 or visit;

Get Social: Join the conversation & be on the lookout for contests & giveaways on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – Make sure to tag your posts with #LABoatShow!


About the Progressive Insurance Los Angeles Boat Show: The Progressive Insurance Los Angeles Boat Show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world's largest producer of boat shows and the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information, visit

About Progressive: The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to understand, buy and use auto insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can reach it whenever, wherever and however it's most convenient-online at, by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE, on a mobile device or in-person with a local agent.

Progressive also offers insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, as well as home insurance through select carriers. It's the fourth largest auto insurer in the country, the largest seller of motorcycle insurance and a leader in commercial auto insurance. Progressive also offers car insurance online in Australia at

Founded in 1937, Progressive continues its long history of offering shopping tools and services that save customers time and money, like Name Your Price®, Snapshot® and Service Centers.

The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, trade publicly at NYSE:PGR.

Contact Information

To learn more about Progressive Boat Insurance, which insures more than one million watercraft, contact Erin Vrobel at, (440) 395-0179.


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