Ottawa Boat Show Attracts Thousands to 2020 Edition


February 26, 2020

Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa Boat Show swept into the EY Centre for its 45th edition this past weekend, with hundreds of products on display and everything needed to prepare for boating season 2020. Recreational boaters from across the region were there for an impressive display of the latest watercraft options on the market.

“It was a great sunny weekend to welcome thousands of boaters to the show,” said Event Manager Scott Sprague. “We were happy to help get everyone excited for the boating season ahead. There were plenty of sales and happy buyers, and dealers were pleased to get product moving.”

More than 20 of the region’s top dealers were in attendance and reported strong sales. With top brands and a vast array of gear and services all under one roof, there was something to offer for every type of boating enthusiast.

Highlights from this year’s edition included advice for boaters on the new Boating Seminar stage, expert demonstrations on the Pro Fishing stage, a kid’s fishing and casting pond, model boat displays, and more. Those visiting the show on Thursday and Friday enjoyed free parking at the venue sponsored by Orleans Boat World and partners: Ranger and Monterey supporting Thursday, and Bennington and Legend supporting Friday!
Congratulations to the show’s prize winners:

  • Don Gompf, winner for the At The Lake Distributing’s door prize of a RAVE Sports Tirade II Towable tube
  • Shane Virtue, winner for Brown’s Marina prize of a one-day boat rental
  • Andy Charbonneau; Fred Woods; Kelly Callan; and Isabelle Hughes; who all won daily prizes from Shimano
  • And Meredith, who won our $1000 shopping spree this year thanks to LiVE 88.5 FM! She walked away with a standing paddleboard package from Hurst Marina Ltd.!

The Ottawa Boat Show is produced by Master Promotions Ltd., Canada’s largest independent trade and consumer event management company.

The show will be back in 2021 – stay tuned to for details!

Media Inquiries:

Scott Sprague, Event Manager
Master Promotions Ltd.

Moira Pellerine, Marketing & Operations Manager
Master Promotions Ltd.