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Discover Boating Hands On Skills Training Sees Success in Miami

The Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® and Progressive® Insurance Strictly Sail Miami® saw a successful year for its Discover Boating Hands On Skills Training (HOST) program with 407 participants taking a powerboat or sailing class.
Key insights also came from this year's program. Survey highlights from HOST particpants include 87 percent of power and sail participants say they would like more skills training, and 54 percent of powerboat participants and 82 percent of sail participants are considering a boat purchase.

The Discover Boating Hands on Skills Training (HOST) concept was created in 2010 as part of the marine industry’s Grow Boating program. The program’s focus is to use training and education as a tool to achieve a number of diverse business objectives while increasing boating safety and enjoyment.  Since the first program in 2010, more than 6,000 people have participated in Discover Boating HOST events at boat shows all over the country.  

To learn more about Discover Boating's HOST program, please contact Tom Knighten at