National Marine Manufacturers Association postpones five boat shows to 2023

National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced today that the 2022 Progressive Insurance Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, and St. Louis boat shows will be postponed to 2023. This is due to supply chain disruptions and a historically low market-specific boat inventory.

As NMMA continues to evolve its boat show portfolio, the association is launching a new boating event this spring on Georgia’s Lake Lanier outside of Atlanta, complementing the reboot of the 2023 Atlanta Boat Show.

NMMA will also launch a Discover Boating showcase in Washington, D.C. in May for policymakers and influencers. In collaboration with the 2022 American Boating Congress (ABC), the showcase will serve as a platform to elevate industry innovations and the boating lifestyle. This event will also set the stage for a consumer-facing boating event in the spring of 2023 alongside ABC.

Frank Hugelmeyer, president at NMMA, commented, “Unprecedented market conditions are forcing event producers around the world to be more nimble than ever, all while providing an opportunity to connect with attendees in new, more relevant ways and NMMA is no exception.”

Hugelmeyer continued, “These announcements come at a time when we’re experiencing extraordinary levels of consumer interest in boating and our shows amid product scarcity. Our robust 2022 line-up of nine boat shows and two new boating events will help the industry maintain its momentum and lay a foundation for the return of our postponed shows in 2023, continuing our commitment to delivering a world-class experience our members and attendees have come to expect.”

NMMA and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) will begin to incorporate Discover Boating across NMMA’s boat shows this winter, setting the stage for all NMMA and industry events to integrate with Discover Boating in 2023. The full boat show integration will come on the heels of a new Discover Boating campaign launching this spring.

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