San Francisco Boat Show Rescheduled Due to Storm Conditions

The show scheduled for January 15-18 has been postponed to April 29-May 1

Due to El Niño storms and poor weather, the 3rd Annual Progressive® Insurance San Francisco Boat Show originally scheduled for January 15-18 is now set for April 29-May 1, 2016 at Pier 48 and McCovey Cove, adjacent to AT&T Park.

The show will offer many helpful seminars for boaters.
The show will offer many helpful seminars for boaters.

All pre-ordered tickets and training lessons for the show’s originally scheduled January dates are being refunded. Alternatively, attendees can choose to keep their tickets for the new dates.

The recent inclement weather has prevented construction of the show’s docks and is creating unsafe conditions at the in-water location.

“The safety of attendees, exhibitors and staff is always our first priority,” said Dave Geoffroy, vice president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, producer of the San Francisco Boat Show. “We apologize for the inconvenience to attendees and exhibitors. The rescheduled show, under more favorable springtime conditions, will remain the Bay Area’s most comprehensive boating resource.”

Recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports suggest El Niño will strengthen throughout the winter and decrease in severity in the spring, according to organizers.

The show expects to present all its currently planned features in April.

The Show is the perfect place to sample the boating lifestyle. Head to “Try It Cove” to test drive kayaks, stand up paddleboards and other water sports. Take a sailing lesson without leaving dry land aboard the “Sailing Simulator,” or test your boating skills on the “United States Power Squadrons Boating Skills Virtual Trainer.”

If you currently own a boat you won’t want to miss the free boat and motor maintenance seminars at “Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center.”

The seminar programs are loaded with educational and entertaining programs hosted by experts who will share practical advice, expert opinions and information on a wide variety of topics, including sail and power, anchoring, green boating, insurance and finance, sportfishing in the Bay Area, and more. If you’re really want to kick your boating skills up a notch, take an on-water workshop for practical training at the helm. “Discover Boating’s Hands-On Skills Training” offers a number of powerboating and sailing workshops at the show, taught by certified professional instructors.

All tickets purchased for the January 15–18, 2016 event will be honored for the April 29–May 1 show. If you would like a refund for your tickets, please send an email to Rosemary Stomp at with SF Ticket Refund as the subject. Tickets will be available March 1.

There will be an area for folks to try kayaks, stand up paddleboards, etc.
There will be an area to check out kayaks, stand up paddleboards, etc.

Adults: $15

Children age 15 & younger: Free

Active Military Personnel: Free with Military ID

Included in your paid admission to the show is a one-year subscription to Field & Stream (12 Issues), Popular Photography (12 issues), Popular Science (6 issues), Yachting (12 issues), or Saltwater Sportsman (10 Issues), each valued at $7. If you wish to refuse the subscription and request a refund, please write ‘Refund’ across the copy of your ticket order confirmation page along with your full mailing address, and mail it within 30 days of purchase to: Bonnier Partnerships, 460 N. Orlando Avenue, suite 200, Winter Park, FL 32789. Please allow 6- to 8 weeks for your first issue to arrive.

Show Hours
Friday, April 29: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 30: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 1: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Parking is available at Pier 48: 3rd Street & Terry Francois Blvd. There is free shuttle service between Pier 48 and McCovey Cove.

For more information, visit or contact Katharina Klanck, show manager, at 714.633.7581.

About the Progressive® Insurance San Francisco Boat Show®
The Progressive® Insurance San Francisco 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


(Top Photo: The Show is adjacent to AT&T Park)


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