On April 25, 1930, the Chicago National Boat Show first opened its doors at Navy Pier. Ninety years later, the Progressive® Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show® is going strong and remains the “Windy City’s” biggest marine and outdoor sales event.

This year’s show offers an even greater opportunity to see and shop the best in powerboats, sailboats, RVs and all the gear to go with them. You’ll also find an incredible line-up of educational opportunities and special features and attractions for the whole family.


800,000 square feet of exhibits

The best of the best in recreational boating—both power and sail

A full range of new model RVs

The latest in outdoor gear, accessories, and cutting-edge technology


Remote Control Sailboat Pond

Chicago Maritime Arts Center Boat Building and Hands-on Skills

Great dining options at the Corona Find Your Beach Bar & Cantina

Free kids’ activities, entertainment and so much more


All-new Discover Boating Experience— an interactive, educational hub

Great boater education at the Progressive® Insurance Boat Club

Over 100 hourly sail seminars

All-new full-day advanced sailing programs

Free sailing lessons on the U.S. Sailing sail simulator

Outstanding RV seminars presented by the

RV Repair Club’s David Solberg

Keith Ogulnick

Joanne Miller

Sherri Cuvala

Jessica Blankenship

Nick Ligammari

We’re excited about the 90th edition of the Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show and hope you’ll agree there’s no better place to get a head start on your outdoor adventures. Thank you for attending.

Keith Ogulnick

Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Team