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Splash into Summer at 2nd Annual Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show
Midwest’s Largest In-Water Boat Show Makes Waves at New 31st St. Harbor, June 13-16

CHICAGO (May 8,2013) – After a long Chicago winter, nothing creates more excitement than warm weather and the chance to enjoy summertime on Lake Michigan. The Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show is the ideal event to dive into summer with hundreds of boats to browse and buy at 31st Street Harbor, Chicago’s newest state-of-the-art marina. The in-water boat show, in its second year, has fast become a staple to Chicago’s busy summer event lineup, offering Chicagoans food, fun and a chance to get on the water.

The 2013 Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show will feature more than 150 power and sailboats for sale, dozens of vendors showcasing thelatest and greatest in marine accessories and gear and attractions for all ages on land and water, including free paddlesports on Lake Michigan and on-water boater education for all levels of experience.  
Highlights of the 2013 Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show include:
  • Take a boating lesson – Discover Boating Puts You at the Helm. Powerboat and sailing lessons offer attendees the opportunity to learn everything from boating safety to advanced docking and precision control. Check our website regularly to register early, as these spots fill up fast!
  • Jump In Lake Michigan! Cool off at Try it Cove with water activities including: kayak and stand- up paddleboard (SUP) lessons, SUP races, banana boat rides, a floating lily pad, water trampoline and more.
  • Flyboard. Watch daily demonstrations of the cutting edge device as experts fly through the air and dive underneath the water. See it to believe it!
  • Shopper’s Nautical Paradise. View and board more than 150 of the newest power and sailboat models of the year. From luxury yachts to family cruisers, there’s a boat for every lifestyle and budget on display, plus sales on the latest marine technology, apparel and accessories.

When:                  Thursday through Sunday, June 13- 16, 2013
Thursday, June 13:          11 – 6 p.m.
Friday, June 14:                 11 – 6 p.m.
Saturday, June 15:           10 – 6 p.m.
                                Sunday, June 16:              10 – 5 p.m.

Where:                                31st Street Harbor
3155 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
Admission:         $10 – Adults (16 years & older)
FREE – Children (15 years & under)
Web: For more information and to pre-shop the show, To keep up with conversation, win prizes and more become a fan on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
About the Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show: The Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water 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
About Progressive: The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies is a leader in boat insurance and the largest seller of personal watercraft insurance in the U.S. It offers flexible, year-round coverage so boaters can go wherever they choose, whenever they choose and have peace of mind they’re protected. Specialty coverages which vary by state include On-Water Towing, Roadside Assistance, Personal Effects, Total Loss Replacement, and Pet Injury.
Progressive makes it easy to understand, buy, and use vehicle insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can reach us whenever, wherever, and however it’s most convenient for them—online at, by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE, or in-person with a local agent.

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