Providence Boat Show Grows in Popularity

Thousands visited the Rhode Island Convention Center in search of a new boat.

Hunt Harrier 25 at the Providence Boat Show
It may have been freezing outside but that didn’t stop thousands of New Englanders from flooding the Rhode Island Convention Center this past weekend in search of hot deals. From educational seminars and a meet and greet with an America’s Cup champion to the impressive display of pontoon and day boats, many entry level and new boaters found what they were looking for.Daniel Harding, Jr.
Hunt Harrier 25 at the Providence Boat Show 2
The glistening teak toe rail and windshield of the retro-meets-modern-styled Hunt Harrier 25 put many show goers stop in a trance.Daniel Harding, Jr.
Hunt Harrier 25 at the Providence Boat Show 3
The glistening teak toe rail and windshield of the retro-meets-modern-styled Hunt Harrier 25 put many show goers stop in a trance.Daniel Harding, Jr.
S&S 30 at the Providence Boat Show
Like bugs to a bug zapper, powerboaters and sailors alike were drawn to the Sparkman & Stephens 30.Daniel Harding, Jr.
Monterey 224 FSC at the Providence Boat Show
A sleek and sporty Monterey 224 FSC made many stop and stare, perhaps to imagine themselves behind the wheel in warmer climes.Daniel Harding, Jr.
Rome Kirby at the Providence Boat Show
America’s Cup champion Rome Kirby was on-scene to meet and visit with show guests.Daniel Harding, Jr.
Ranger Tug 31 at the Providence Boat Show
“Now this is cool,” says a prospective Ranger Tug 31 buyer as he gets a feel for the helm.Daniel Harding, Jr.
Ranger Tugs at the Providence Boat Show
Piles of Sperrys were found outside a trio of Ranger Tugs at the Providence Boat Show.Daniel Harding, Jr.
Ranger Tug interior at the Providence Boat Show
Large windows and multiple skylights add to the sense of spaciousness in the Ranger Tug 31.Daniel Harding, Jr.
Providence Boat Show 2014
The Providence Boat Show aimed to attract first-time boaters with a wide array of pontoon and day boats.Daniel Harding, Jr.
Sea Tow at the Providence Boat Show
It might not be Sharknado, but Sea Tow's inflatable shark grabbed the crowd's attention.Daniel Harding, Jr.
Surfset Fitness at the Providence Boat Show
Adults and kids alike enjoy a workout on a Surfset platform.Daniel Harding, Jr.
Providence Boat Show Fun
Providence Boat Show organizers hoped that young guests would walk away as owners of entry-level vessels; their plan may have worked too well.Daniel Harding, Jr.