The 43rd edition of the International WorkBoat Show wrapped up Friday in New Orleans, marking the close of one of the most successful WorkBoat shows ever, according to event officials. The 2024 show will be held in New Orleans Nov. 12-14.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled about the outcome of this year’s show,” said Bob Callahan, group vice president and publisher of WorkBoat magazine and “With a sold-out show floor, a large increase in attendance, a packed conference program, and an energy level in the aisles we haven’t seen in years, the WorkBoat Show has truly exceeded all expectations.”

At the close of the show Friday afternoon, 95% of the 2023 exhibitors had already resigned for 2024's WorkBoat Show.

On the first day of the show, the 2023 Boat of the Year, the 103'4"x45'6"x15'7" Rotortugs Signet Sirius and Signet Capella, was recognized and received awards.

Once again, WorkBoat Conference Program sessions attracted standing-room only crowds.

Packed sessions included “The Design and Construction of the First Electric Tug” and “Maritime Innovations: Evolution in Vessel Design.”

Friday's “Government Maritime Acquisition Day”, which featured sessions led by the Navy, Coast Guard and Army, also attracted standing-room only crowds.

This year's show featured close to 1,000 exhibitors that showcased thousands of products and services to over 13,000 attendees.

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