Event will be held March 1-5 with “Super Thursday” deals and giveaways March 2

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Friday, February 24, 2017) The Progressive® Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show® docks March 1-5, 2017 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. More than 500 boats and activities for water-lovers will give lifelong boating enthusiasts and novices alike an all-access pass to discover why life is better with a boat.

New this year, the Show has introduced “Super Thursday,” a full day of incredible deals on boats and marine accessories, as well as $5 off tickets purchased after 5:00 p.m., reduced parking fees, food and drink specials, and more. Meet AC, the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Bureau, has partnered with the Show to add to the fun with giveaways generously donated from Meet AC, Spectra and various partners around Atlantic City that include:


  1. Meet AC—Two (2) Florida Georgia Line Tickets

  2. Meet AC/Spectra—Two round trip airline tickets; any city within the Continental U.S.

  3. Tropicana Casino & Resort Atlantic City—Complimentary Overnight Stay 

  4. The Sheraton Atlantic City—Complimentary Overnight Stay 

  5. Golden Nugget Atlantic City—Complimentary Overnight Stay 

  6. Showboat Atlantic City—Complimentary Overnight Stay 

  7. Resorts Casino Hotel —Two (2) complimentary tickets for Sunday Brunch at Capriccio


Attendees can take advantage of Meet AC’s “Super Thursday” giveaways throughout the day by visiting the Meet AC Super Thursday table Thursday, March 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Atlantic City Convention Center atrium.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the Atlantic City Boat Show at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Thursday is setting up to be the perfect day to attend this year’s show, with the added giveaways and discounts,” said Spectra’s Dean Dennis, General Manager of the Atlantic City Convention Center.

“The newly-added ‘Super Thursday’ concept will further enhance the attendee experience and bring additional visitors to Atlantic City.  We look forward to this year’s show and encourage all attendees to take advantage of all that Atlantic City has to offer,” said Chris Howard, Executive Director of The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), which owns the Atlantic City Convention Center.

In addition to “Super Thursday,” Boat Show shoppers can take advantage of New Jersey’s latest sales tax benefits on boats of all sizes as they shop, compare and find competitive deals on hundreds of the latest boats and thousands of new technologies. With everything from kayaks and personal watercraft to sportfishers and watersports boats, as well as new boats that can be financed for less than $250 a month, there is a boat for every lifestyle and budget at the Show.

Attendees can also try the first-ever stand up “pedal” board and other paddlesports in the new indoor paddle pool; learn about the latest wakesports tricks and trends from professional world water ski team champion April Coble Eller; catch tips from the pros at the Discover Fishing seminar series; see 1950s classic and race boat display; give little skippers a taste of the boating lifestyle with the Kids Create-a-Boat workshop; and give back to the local community by supporting Captain’s Table Gala on Thursday evening hosted by “Let Us Eat, Please” and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.

Tickets will be sold onsite and will cost $16 for adults and children under the age of 15 get in free. Tickets can also be purchased in advance online.

Visit ACBoatShow.com for more information and stay tuned to InstagramTwitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute information, giveaways and more.



About the Progressive® Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show®: The Progressive® Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show® is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat shows and the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information, visit www.nmma.org.

About Progressive
The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to understand, buy and use auto insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can reach it whenever, wherever and however it's most convenient—online at progressive.com, by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE, on a mobile device or in-person with a local agent.

Progressive provides insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, and homes. Home insurance is underwritten by select carriers, including American Strategic Insurance Corp. and subsidiaries (ASI), our majority owned subsidiaries.

Progressive is the fourth largest auto insurer in the country; a leading seller of motorcycle and commercial auto insurance; and through ASI, one of the top 20 homeowners carriers. Progressive also offers car insurance online in Australia at http://www.progressiveonline.com.au.

Founded in 1937, Progressive continues its long history of offering shopping tools and services that save customers time and money, like Name Your Price®Snapshot®, and Service Centers.

The Common Shares of The Progressive Corporation, the Mayfield Village, Ohio-based holding company, trade publicly at NYSE:PGR.

 To learn more about Progressive Boat Insurance, which insures more than one million watercrafts, contact Julie Kolencik at Julie_Kolencik@Progressive.com, (440) 395-2019.           

About Meet AC
Meet AC, Inc. was officially formed as a 501(c)(6) organization on June 23, 2014. Prior to its formation, the Meetings and Convention sales and marketing group was operating under the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Meet AC, a tourism economic development agency, will focus on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services.

For complete Atlantic City tourism and convention information, visit www.meetac.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the CRDA:
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City.  CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.
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About Spectra

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services) and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan). Learn more at www.SpectraExperiences.com.

Carrie Waible, AC Boat Show

Jessica Merrill, Meet AC