Progressive® Insurance and NMMA Renew Boat and Sportshow Sponsorship

CHICAGO, IL (May 1, 2018) The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat and sportshows, announced it is extending its longstanding partnership with the Progressive Group of Insurance Companies®, which will maintain its title sponsorship for NMMA's 18 boat and sportshows through 2022.
 
This year, Progressive launched the all-new Progressive® Boat Club for the 2018 boat show season. The new feature’s nautically designed space offered attendees boater education from the Annapolis School of Seamanship for all skill levels, plus a new Oculus-Rift virtual reality experience that put attendees at the helm of a simulated boat race.
 
The Progressive® Boat Club has seen a successful show season so far this year with the addition of a new display offering visitors a unique and inviting atmosphere to learn about boating. To date, more than 385,000 people have engaged with Progressive’s booth for the 2018 winter season. 
 
“We are proud to partner with Progressive® Insurance and welcome them as the title sponsor of NMMA boat and sportshows for another five years. Our involvement with this great organization has already helped elevate our Show experience, while helping us provide engaging boating education programs to thousands of show attendees each year. We look forward to continuing to grow our strong relationship and together reaching more consumers through our boat and sportshows,” said Ben Wold, executive vice president, NMMA. 
 
“We’re excited about continuing our partnership with NMMA and bringing attendees a new, interactive experience that promotes boater education, safety and fun,” said Eric Doubler, Recreational Vehicle Business Leader. “This sponsorship is a wonderful opportunity to let boaters know that with Progressive boat insurance they can have peace of mind on and off the water with our year-round coverage.”
 
Visit BoatShows.com for a list of NMMA Progressive® Insurance boat and sportshows. 
 

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About the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA): The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the world’s largest producer of boat and sport shows and the leading trade organization for the North American recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, marine accessories and gear used by millions of boaters in North America. The association serves its members and their sales and service networks by improving the business environment for recreational boating including providing domestic and international sales and marketing opportunities, reducing unnecessary government regulation, decreasing the cost of doing business, and helping grow boating participation. As the leading producer of boat and sportshows in the U.S., NMMA connects the recreational boating industry with the boating consumer year-round. Learn more at 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 us 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 insurance carriers
 
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.
 
For Progressive Insurance media queries please contact Julie Kolencik at Julie_Kolencik@Progressive.com, (440) 395-2019.