New England Boat Show Returns to Boston

The weeklong convention will make you dream of warmer climes.

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Photo by Olga Khvan

Ahoy there, mateys. With School Vacation Week just around the corner and another rough work week almost complete, you might be dreaming about a warm summer on the water right about now.

While time may not be on your side, the New England Boat Show can at least supply you with the right stuff. The annual weeklong event returns to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center this weekend, having spent the snowy week towing in and setting up more than 800 boats for tens of thousands of visitors to see.

In addition to the boats themselves, the convention also boasts more than 100 booths of sailing-related products, 130 interactive and educational seminars, contests, and more. Wicked Tuna fans can catch a premiere screening of the show and meet stars of the show including Captains Dave Carraro, TJ Ott, Dave Marciano, Tyler McLaughlin, and Paul Hebert.

In total, the boats that will be on display at the New England Boat Show are worth some $60 million, with the most expensive boat on display costing $1.8 million. Sailboats, yachts, kayaks, fishing boats, pontoons, and much more will be on view to inspire your summer adventures.

For a better idea of what to expect, check out scenes from last year’s Boat Show.


The 2015 New England Boat Show takes place February 14-22 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Tickets are $15 for adults, free for kids 15 and younger. For more info, visit