The Progressive® Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show® kicks off today for a four-day run at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
This year's show, which features over 700 new boats and innovative marine technology and accessories on display, is also home to the inaugural Minneapolis Innovation Awards. The Innovation Awards come to Minneapolis in 2018 for the first time to honor manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products for the boating industry to market in the following categories: aluminum fishing boats, fiberglass fishing boats and pontoon boats. Products will be on display throughout the show and winners will be announced tonight at 6 p.m in the Lakeshore Lifestyle Experience booth.
This year's show also features interactive and educational fun for all ages such as virtual reality racing at the new Progressive® Boat Club and Minnesota wine tasting at the Lakeshore Lifestyle Experience.
The show has already been making waves in local media: