Manufacturer demonstration boats have become an important part of the NMEA Conference in recent years. 
The following Manufacturers will have demo boats at the 2017 NMEA Conference:
  • Garmin
  • Lowrance
  • Raymarine / FLIR
  • Simrad
  • Furuno
All conference registrants can schedule demo boat rides.
Registrants must schedule their demo rides with the specific manufacturers.
The time periods for the demo boats have been extended to the following hours. 
Night hours will allow for radar, night vision, and underwater light demonstrations. ยท      
Manufacturers are responsible for arranging and scheduling their own demo boat rides within the time frames listed below:

o   Tuesday morning from 7AM to 1 PM
o   Tuesday evening until 11pm after the NMEA reception 
o   Wednesday morning 7AM to 1PM
o   Wednesday evening until 11pm after the NMEA exhibits close
o   Thursday from 7am to 4pm
The Bellevue Hilton Hotel will be providing a shuttle to and from the demo boat dock and launch ramp on SE 40th Street.  This site is just 10 minutes from the Hilton Bellevue.
Any exhibiting manufacturer at the NMEA Conference is allowed to bring in up to 2 demonstration boats.
NMEA will cover dockage costs for one night for each vessel.


Contact us for more information at: (410)975-9425 or fax (410)975-9450
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