Cruise into 2019 at the 65th Annual Progressive® Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow® January 10-13

Region’s largest indoor gathering for outdoor enthusiasts features post-holiday deals and fun for all ages with 5,000-gallon fish tank for live demos, the return of DockDogs, ‘Boats & Brews’ and more

10/29/2018 12:00:00 AM

WHO: Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages – families, fishermen, hunters, boaters – from professional outdoorsmen to young adventure-seekers.

WHAT: The 65th Annual Progressive Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow – the region’s largest outdoors event – is a one-stop marketplace for everything outdoors. The 2019 boat and sportshow will showcase more than 300 new boats to board and buy, from fishing boats, pontoons and watersport boats, to luxury vessels. In addition to the best in boating, the show features hundreds of outdoor gear options and marine accessories, plus a variety of highlights for all ages, including:  
  • The Hawg Trough, a 5,000-gallon, fully stocked fishing demo tank with seminars from pro anglers.
  • Willow Creek Trout Pond, where little ones can practice their angling skills for free, reeling in live trout.
  • The famous DockDogs® Competition returns to the boat and sportshow, where water-loving canines compete in notoriously fun, splash friendly challenges.
  • Boats & Brews, featuring live music, craft beer tastings and more on Friday, January 11 at 5p.m. Tickets will be available online.
  • New! Progressive® Insurance Boat Club, featuring educational seminars, a virtual boating simulator and remote control pond to help sharpen boating skills – great for all ages! In partnership with the Annapolis School of Seamanship.
  • KC Food Truck Mafia, serving up tasty, unique fare inside of Bartle Hall during the show. Trucks onsite include: Monk's, KC BBQ, and Road Kill Tacos.
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2-9 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 11 noon-9 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
WHERE: H. Roe Bartle Hall – 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, MO 64105
MORE: For ticketing, previews, show hours, show guide and more, visit
SOCIAL: Stay tuned to Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates, giveaways and all things #KCBoatShow.
MEDIA: Media are invited to shoot move-in and setup starting Wednesday,
Jan. 9. Interviews with sponsors, vendors, show personalities and administration are available upon request.
For press materials, preview photos, B-roll, interviews, to attend media preview or obtain press badge, please contact Mackenzie Lujin at
Please note full show title: Progressive® Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow®.
About Progressive® Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow®
The Progressive Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow 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
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, by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE, on a mobile device or in person with a local agent.
Progressive also offers insurance for personal and commercial autos and trucks, motorcycles, boats and recreational vehicles, as well as home insurance through select carriers. It’s the fourth largest auto insurer in the country, the largest seller of motorcycle insurance and a leader in commercial auto insurance. Progressive also offers car insurance online in Australia at
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 watercraft, contact Erin Vrobel at, (440) 395-0179.


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