Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show

January 15, 2010 5:15:39 AM PST
The 80th Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the world's largest producer of boat shows. NMMA is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry in North America. 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. For more information visit .

Chicago Boating Facts

·Chicago is a community of boaters - with more than 5,000 slips/moorings in 9 harbors-truly a boater's town.

·Boating is big business in Illinois, generating approx. $359 in Illinois.

·Boating directly impacts over 10,000 jobs in the state of Illinois.

·There are an estimated 15 million boaters in the Great Lakes. Lake Michigan and the Chicago River are some of our nation's most valuable recreational resources that house all types of leisure activities including: sailing, power boating, kayaking, water sports, and fishing.

·There are an estimated 70 million people who go boating in the U.S.

·There are approximately 17 million boats on the water today

80th Annual Chicago, Boat, RV and Outdoors Show:
McCormick Place -- North Building
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive
Now through Sunday