Features at a Glance
- NEW! Queen of the Show
- Fred's Shed Interactive Learning Center
- Try It Cove
- NEW! JetSurf Demos
- NEW! Marine Career Fair—Friday September 23
- Nature Nick's Animal Adventure
- See the Miss GEICO racing boat
- Eric Stone—Live
- The Water Club Lounge
- USPS Boating Simulator
- Boat Confident Seminars & Classes
- Kids' Create-A-Boat
- Kids' Boating
- Meet Dora the Explorer
- Wing-a-Thon Wing Eating Contest
A Galeon 660 Fly has been crowned Queen of the Progressive® Insurance Norwalk Boat Show® . Coming in at just over 72 feet, this European yacht is built in Poland and retails for just under $2.7 million dollars. This luxurious beauty features an edgy exterior design with skylights that occupy every available area. She is well-equipped with a large well-appointed galley, spacious salon, three state rooms with separate full heads, and crew quarters that includes a head and galley. The Queen can be seen "holding court" at the Marine Max booth located on the Inner Bridge between B & C Docks.
Stop by for stand-up paddle board demos and kayak trials, or relax on the Solstice Floating Dock
Here is your chance to get out on the water and experience two of the fastest growing water sports! Dock DW1–3
*TRY-IT SESSIONS AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME BASIS*
Try Power Boating
Get a taste of the boating lifestyle! Relax and enjoy a free power boat ride on the Long Island Sound aboard a bowrider, compliments of Rex Boating Club. Register at Try It Cove. Dock DW4
More Than a Board. It's a Whole New Sport.
What do you get when you combine surfing, high-octane motor sports and recreational fun? JetSurf! JetSurf is an ultra-lightweight motorized surfboard designed to challenge and thrill water sports’ lovers everywhere. With JetSurf you don’t need a boat to pull you or a wave to break—JetSurf boards can be used in nearly any water condition and are easy to transport.
Watch demos of this exciting new crossover sport in action at this year’s show!
Friday, September 23, 3pm to 6pm
Do you like boats? Have you dreamed of working on the water? Would you like to be part of an exciting industry, located right here in Connecticut? Come learn how you can work on the water during the Marine Industry Career Fair during this year's Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show. Great opportunities await!
Meet with representatives from marinas, boatyards, boat and yacht brokers, distributors, service contractors and more looking for personnel for a wide variety of jobs with varying degrees of experience.
There will also be a special presentation about the many career paths available in the CT marine industry.
There's no cost to attend—Get into the show FREE after 2pm on Friday, September 23 only when you show your resume or completed application at the show box office. Download an application here.
For more information, visit ctmarinetrades.org
Located at Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center, Space D21
Meet and learn about a variety of exotic rescue animals, including owl monkeys, wallabies, Amazon parrots and more in a show the whole family will love.
TV personality/professional trainer Nature Nick and his animal friends put on a show like no other—it’s comical, entertaining and educational.
Saturday 11am; 1pm; 3pm; 5pm
Sunday 11am; 1pm; 3pm
The six-time World Champion Miss GEICO Racing Team is proud of the latest Miss GEICO offshore racing boat. The fourth-generation Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. Victory catamaran made of carbon/Kevlar.
Powered by 1650 RACE Mercury racing engines that generate 3,300 horsepower, she can reach speeds in excess of 200 mph! See her in Space C69
Enjoy the island-inspired music of Eric Stone. Eric will perform from 11am–7pm daily, playing his unique blend of rock, pop and country music inspired by the tropics and his love of the water.
Whether you want to ponder your options after shopping for the boat of your dreams, meet up with friends or just kick back seaside, the Water Club Lounge offers a tented oasis of refreshment where you can relax with a cool beverage and enjoy the water.
Located at the T head of Dock B.
Take the helm of a virtual boat to practice basic boating maneuvers and improve your boating skills—without leaving dry land. The United States Power Squadrons® new Boating Skills Virtual Trainer® (BSVT) makes learning fun! It features a steering wheel and a real Mercury throttle you use to “drive” a 20-console boat on a lake with other powerboats, sailboats, navigation aids and a marina.
Training options include close quarters maneuvering, docking and more. Instructors can adjust current and wind direction and velocity, and day/night settings to vary the degree of difficulty and challenge you whatever your skill level. It's a fun, easy way to boost your boating skills. Located in Booth 338
Become a more confident boater with training taught by professional captains from the Annapolis School of Seamanship! Head to the Boat Confident tent to attend seminars, learn practical skills or chat with a captain and get one-on-one boating advice. Down on the docks, the Boat Confident training boat will be in the water for hourly docking demonstrations, clinics and hands-on training.
Space D69 – Seminars
T Head of Dock C – Docking clinic
Let your little ones get creative! Toy Boat Building gives your child a chance to build a nautical masterpiece—a one-of-a-kind vessel using pieces of wood, a little glue, and a lot of imagination. Space A2
Fun on the water—just for kids! Kids can splash
Don't miss the girl who is determined, positive, helpful, caring and ALWAYS
ready for adventure, Dora the Explorer! Dora will appear at the show on
Saturday and Sunday from 12pm–4pm.
Think your wing eating skills are the best? Prove it at the show's 95.9 WFOX Wing-A-Thon and have your chance at winning a 65 Quart Yeti Boating Cooler grill brought to you by Keough's Paint & Hardware…with locations in Stamford and Ridgefield…Keough's means, everything for your home!
Contest starts at 1PM Saturday, September 24
Located near A1
US Power Squadron/USCGAUX Day: Thursday
The Progressive® Insurance Norwalk Boat Show® will recognize the United States Power Squadron and United States Coast Guard Auxiliary members on Thursday, September 22 with FREE admission for USPS/USCGA members—Simply present your USPS or USCGAUX identification card at the Will Tent desk for one adult admission.
Why visit a Boat Show?
Hear what the Boating Guy has to say about why you should visit a boat show. Click here.