Boat Show will be held February 28 – March 4 with even better deals, giveaways and more on

“Super Thursday” March 1

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Monday, February 26, 2018) The Progressive® Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show® docks February 28 through March 4, 2018 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.

Super Thursday will return to the Show this year with a full day of incredible deals on boats and marine accessories, as well as $5 off tickets purchased after 5:00 p.m., 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 and various partners throughout Atlantic City that include:

  1. Meet AC—Dinner for (2) at a location of your choice

  2. Meet AC—Two tickets to Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper in August at Boardwalk Hall

  3. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa—Overnight stay with $100 food and beverage credit

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

  5. The Claridge Hotel—Complimentary Overnight Stay

  6. Showboat Atlantic City—Complimentary Overnight Stay 

  7. The Palm—Dining Gift Certificate

  8. Dock’s Oyster House—Dining Gift Certificate


Attendees can take advantage of Meet AC’s “Super Thursday” giveaways throughout the day by visiting the Meet AC Super Thursday table Thursday, March 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Atlantic City Convention Center atrium.

“Boat Show attendees will always benefit from the best deals of the season as they prepare for summer on the water, but Super Thursday takes that one step further with one-day-only discounts and great giveaways from our partners in AC,” said Show Manager Jon Pritko.

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.

Beyond boat hopping and shopping, kids will love the new Touch-a-Boat Tour, which invites little skippers to hop aboard actual working vessels from the U.S. Coast Guard, Sea Tow and a variety of recreational boats throughout the Show floor. Plus, the whole family will enjoy the “Step Up & Go Paddle Pool,” where attendees can demo of stand up “pedal” boards, kayaks and more.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the Atlantic City Boat Show at the Atlantic City Convention Center. This is yet another great weekend for Atlantic City and a chance to showcase all that the venue and surrounding businesses have to offer,” said Spectra’s Dean Dennis, General Manager of the Atlantic City Convention Center.

Local Atlantic City businesses are expected to greatly benefit from the activity at the convention center over five days. The estimated economic impact is expected to reach more than $5.2 million. In addition, more than 600 hotel rooms have been contracted by convention center visitors.

Tickets will be sold onsite and will cost $16 for adults and children 12 and under get in free, when accompanied by an adult. Tickets can also be purchased in advance online, with $2 off online tickets through February 28.

Visit 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

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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.

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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 Follow us on Twitter at

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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

Carrie Waible, AC Boat Show

Jessica Kasunich, Meet AC