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The Progressive® Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show® Welcomes Back “Super Thursday”

Boat Show will be held February 27 – March 3 with even better deals, giveaways and more on "Super Thursday” February 28

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Monday, February 25, 2019) The Progressive® Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show® docks February 27 through March 3, 2019 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, discounted parking, and more. Meet AC 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—Gourmet dinner for (2) of winner’s choosing ($300 maximum value)

  2. Sheraton Atlantic City—Complimentary overnight stay

  3. Tropicana Casino & Resort—Complimentary overnight stay

  4. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino—Complimentary overnight stay

  5. The Palm—$150.00 dining gift certificate

  6. Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa—Complimentary overnight stay and $100 food and beverage credit

  7. Dock’s/Harry’s/Knife and Fork Inn—$150.00 dining gift certificate

  8. Golden Nugget Atlantic City—Complimentary overnight stay 

Attendees can take advantage of Meet AC’s “Super Thursday” giveaways throughout the day by visiting the Meet AC Super Thursday table Thursday, February 28 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.

ADDITIONAL SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

  • NEW! Go Fishing Friday Fish Fighting Tournament – On Friday, March 1 from 5:00-7:00pm, fishing fanatics will catch boatloads of fun with the new Go Fishing Friday event. Think you have what it takes to land the winning fish? Stop by the virtual fishing simulator on Friday at 5pm to see fishing pros battle for the bragging rights of Best Angler and register into the tournament for your chance to win a YETI Tundra 45 cooler valued at $299. Plus, enjoy a fish fry, sharpen your angling skills at one of the Discover Fishing seminars, and check out hundreds of fishing boats and thousands of fishing accessories.

  • NEW! #ACBoatShow Scavenger Hunt – Join in the fun of the first-ever #ACBoatShow Scavenger Hunt. Amazing giveaways ranging from new fishing rods and lures to boating gear and accessories will be hidden throughout the Show each weeknight from 5:00-8:00pm, with hints posted on Instagram @acboatshow each day. Be the first to find a prize, and win!

  • NEW! Fishing Simulator – Feel the strike! Watch the rod bend! Experience the pull as your fish runs for the bottom! This interactive fishing simulator is as "reel" as it gets without getting your line wet. Will you land your trophy fish…or just tell the tale of how it got away? Stand shoulder-to-shoulder and enjoy a friendly competition with your fishing partner to see who can land the big one.

  • Expanded Touch-a-Boat Tour for Kids features Sea Tow & Boat U.S. rescue vessels, plus a variety of recreational boats throughout the Show floor. Little skippers can pick up their passport then visit all stops, climb aboard, talk to captains and get a stamp at each stop. Youngsters who visit all stops get a prize!

  • Virtual Reality Boat Races & more at Progressive® Boat Club – In this interactive space, attendees can boost their nautical know-how with top-notch mariners from the Annapolis School of Seamanship teaching hands-on boating courses for all levels of experience. Visitors can also try Progressive’s Oculus Rift virtual reality experience, putting themselves at the helm of a virtual boat race. Plus, attendees can chat with a Progressive expert to ask any questions about boating coverages or get a free quote.

  • Tour the “Queen of the Show” – The Galeon 430 Skydeck is a luxurious 43-foot motoryacht with stunning accommodations at every turn.The retractable sunroof and high-tech helm allow boaters to cruise with ease, and a transformational sundeck creates five completely different entertainment layouts in a matter of seconds. 

  • Boat hop and shop magnificent motor yachts, tricked out runabouts, serious center consoles and watersports boats galore with nearly 500 different vessels to inspire an unforgettable summer on the water. With a full selection of boats for every budget and lifestyle, including boats that can be financed for less than $250 a month, there is no better place to shop and compare boats side by side.

  • Boating Career Day takes place February 28 from 9:30-11:00am inviting New Jersey and Philadelphia high school, college and trade school students to participate in keynote and Q&A sessions with a diverse mix of leaders from the factory floor to the executive office discussing recreational boating career tracks, marine technology jobs, vessel operations at work, and how to get hired in the boating industry.

  • Step On & Go at the NEW Indoor Paddle Pool! Dive into paddlesports fun at the new 20x30 foot indoor paddle pool with trials and demos of stand up “pedal” boards, kayaks and more thanks to Fin-atics Marine in Ocean City, NJ!

  • Catch more fish at Discover Fishing sessions by the Recreational Fishing Association, The Fisherman magazine and Canyon Runner Sportfishing. Fishing fans will learn expert tips and techniques on saltwater, freshwater, inshore and offshore fishing from the pros.

  • Support “Let Us Eat, Please” – Did you know 1 in 7 kids in New Jersey are hungry on a regular basis? Help make a difference on Thursday, February 28 at the Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show’s Captain’s Table Gala, a special fundraiser for “Let Us Eat, Please” and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, local nonprofits that help deliver meals to kids in need.

  • Annual favorites also return, including Kids Create-a-Boat, Sand Art with John Gowdy, and theMiss GEICO race boat, the world’s fastest catamaran breaking speeds of 200 mph!
     

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 $6 million. In addition, more than 750 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 26.

Visit ACBoatShow.com for more information and stay tuned to InstagramTwitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute information, giveaways and more.

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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 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.      

      

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.

For complete Atlantic City tourism and convention information, visit www.meetac.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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 www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.
 
For destination photos and videos media may visit www.doatlanticcity.com/mediaonline where dozens of assets are available for download. For complete Atlantic City tourism information, visit www.doatlanticcity.com

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 SpectraExperiences.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS: 
Carrie Waible, AC Boat Show
646-532-6730
carrie@cwandco.com
 

Jessica Kasunich, Meet AC
609-449-7147
jkasunich@meetac.com

 


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