Seas the Day at Progressive® Insurance Norwalk Boat Show®, September 21-24, 2017

New Touch-a-Boat Event and Free Boat Rides Offer Fun for Kids, Chart-a-Career Fair Boosts Job Opportunities and Invites the Next Generation to Take the Helm

9/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

WHAT: The 2017 Progressive® Insurance Norwalk Boat Show®, the Northeast’s premier in-water boating event, docks at Norwalk Cove Marina September 21-24, 2017, offering water lovers an all-access pass to discover why life is better with a boat. Thousands of boating novices and lifelong enthusiasts can check out the newest introductions and best deals of the season with exclusive show specials and competitive bargains on hundreds of boats, plus thousands of the latest marine accessories.
From luxury yachts and center console sportfishers to affordable family cruisers, the Norwalk Boat Show is the ultimate destination to shop and compare 300 boats side by side in a beautiful waterfront setting. In addition to boats and accessories, attendees can enjoy the last days of summer on Long Island Sound with kayaking at Try it Cove, boating lessons with seasoned captains and fun for the whole family at the new Touch-a-Boat event for kids, plus free boat rides, live music and much more.
  • NEW! The Touch-a-Boat event offers kids of all ages to have the opportunity to talk with captains, snap a pic at the helm and learn the ropes of life on the high seas. Little skippers have the opportunity to:
o   Climb aboard a real Police and Fire boat.
o   Tour a Sea Tow rescue boat.
o   Explore a working Oyster Boat.
o   Hop aboard a variety of recreational boats from pontoons to cruisers!
o   Borrow a life jacket, courtesy of Sea Tow Foundation. Loaner life jackets will be available on a first come, first served basis at the head of the docks.
o   Build a toy boat, take a free boat ride & much more!
  • NEW! Chart-a-Career Fair invites the next generation to explore a career in the boating industry with access to experts across Marine Engineering, Vessel Operations, Sales & Marketing, Finance and Management and more. As marine businesses continue to see growth across all areas, the recreational boating industry supports 650,000 marine industry jobs and nearly 35,000 small businesses throughout the country, with a significant number of each thriving in the tri-state area.
  • Boat hop and shop magnificent motor yachts, tricked out runabouts, serious center consoles and watersports boats galore with nearly 300 different vessels to inspire unforgettable weekends on the water. With a full selection of boats for every budget and lifestyle, including boats that can be financed for less than $250 a month, there is no better place to shop and compare boats side by side.
  • Upgrade tech and water toys with tents full of the latest marine electronics, accessories and gear. Shop thousands of the latest and greatest GPS and radar systems, fishing equipment, design finishes, all-weather apparel, water sports gear and more from top outfitters and brands.Boat Confident with boating lessons from the Annapolis School of Seamanship for all experience levels, and head to Fred’s Shed for educational DIY seminars on maintaining, repairing and upgrading your boat.
  • Catch Nature Nick’s Animal Adventure, an awe-inspiring show that delights kids of all ages as they get up close and personal with exotic rescue animals including owl monkeys, wallabies, Amazon parrots and more!
  • Plus enjoy Free Boat Rides, Live Music in the Water Club Lounge and nautical fun for the whole family.
WHEN:  Thursday, September 21 – Sunday, September 24, 2017, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm daily
WHERE: Norwalk Cove Marina, 48 Calf Pasture Beach Road, East Norwalk, CT
TICKETS: Tickets are $15 for adults; children 12 and under get in FREE when accompanied by a paid adult. Save
$2 per ticket when you purchase online by September 20 at
INFO: For more information, visit Plus follow the latest and join in the excitement of the
Show on TwitterFacebook andInstagram. #NorwalkBoatShow

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