65th Annual Progressive® Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow® Docks at Bartle Hall Next Week

Media opportunities, visuals begin Jan. 7; show takes place Jan. 10-13

1/4/2019 12:00:00 AM


The 65th annual Progressive Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow – area’s longest running and largest boating and outdoors event

Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages – families, fishermen, hunters, boaters, from professional outdoorsmen to young adventure-seekers – can escape cabin fever and get ready for warmer days ahead at the 2019 Progressive® Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow®. This year’s show features more than 300 new boats plus hundreds of outdoor gear options and marine accessories. The show also offers a variety of hands-on activities and live entertainment, including:

  • The Hawg Trough, a 5,000-gallon, fully stocked fishing demo tank with seminars from pro anglers. Media can grab a pole to try and catch a fish or interview the experts with live demos. Demos available for early morning.
  • Willow Creek Troute Pond, where little ones can practice their angling skills for free, reeling in live trout.Photo opp of the little anglers.
  • The famous DockDogs® Competition returns to the boat and sportshow, where water-loving canines compete in notoriously fun, splash-friendly challenges. Demos available for early morning.
  • New! Progressive 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. Try your hand at the virtual boating simulator.
  • KC Food Truck Mafia, serving up tasty, unique fare inside of Bartle Hall during the show. Trucks on-site include: Monk's, KC BBQ, and Road Kill Tacos.
Additional media opportunities for media to capture footage begin during boat and sportshow move-in and run through Sunday, Jan. 13:
  • Show Move-In, Monday, Jan. 7-Tuesday, Jan. 8 beginning at 7:00a.m. Preview the show and capture footage of boats moving in. Interviews with the show manager, Becca Doyle, can be coordinated.
  • VIP Preview Night, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 6-9 p.m. Not open to the public, media are welcome to attend to get a first look inside the show. Interviews with the show manager and exhibitors can be coordinated.
  • Thursday, Jan. 10 - Sunday, Jan. 13. Media are welcome to tour the show, tape or do live shots throughout show days. Interviews with the show manager and exhibitors can be coordinated.

*Show can accommodate early morning live TV beginning Tuesday, Jan. 8.To coordinate media interviews or for press materials, preview photos or B-roll, or to obtain press badge, contact Robb Yagmin at or 913.908.0028.


H. Roe Bartle Hall – 301 W. 13th St., Kansas City, MO 64105

MORE:      The 2019 Progressive® Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow® takes place: 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.

For ticketing, previews, show guide and more, visit

Please note full show title: Progressive® Insurance Kansas City Boat & Sportshow®.

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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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