July 9, 2020

Brunswick Virtual Boat ShowBrunswick will host a two-day virtual boat show on July 21-22, showcasing its boat group portfolio, Mercury Marine engine lineup and the largest global parts and accessories businesses in the marine industry.  In addition, The Brunswick Virtual Boat Show will host many of the company’s key partners, bringing together cutting-edge technology, design and innovation all under one “virtual” platform.

More than 30 brands will exhibit during the two-day live event. attendees can interact with all brands, on their own time, engaging with brand teams who will be on-line to answer questions for the two-day live event.  Following the live event, there will be an additional 60 days of on-demand content for attendees to continue to engage with Brunswick’s brands in a fun and interactive atmosphere.
 
Brunswick Brands Currently Scheduled to Exhibit during the Brunswick Virtual Boat Show

Attwood

Lund Boats

Bayliner Boats

Mastervolt

Blue Sea Systems

Mercury Marine Parts & Accessories

Boston Whaler

Mercury Marine Propulsion

Crestliner Boats

Mercury Marine Racing

Cypress Cay Pontoons

Mercury Marine Repower

CZone

Motorguide

Freedom Boat Club

NAUTIC-ON

Harris Pontoons

Pro Mariner

Heyday Boats

Sea Ray Boats

Lowe Boats

Thunder Jet Boats

 

Partner Brands Currently Scheduled to Exhibit during the Brunswick Virtual Boat Show:

Dowco Marine

Raymarine

Fusion Audio

SeaDek

Hyperlite & HO Sports (Prize Sponsor Only)

Seakeeper

JL Audio

SeaTow

NBOA

Simrad

 

Bayliner Element 21All attendees to the Brunswick Virtual Boat Show are automatically entered to win the Great Outdoors Getaway and take part in the Ultimate Summer Gear Grand Prize as the Winner of Brunswick’s Virtual Boat Show Scavenger Hunt taking place during the event.

For more information, visit https://www.brunswick.com

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