New York Boat Show 2018
WHAT: The 113th annual Progressive Insurance® New York Boat Show® will take place January 24-28, 2018 at the Javits Center, bringing lifelong boaters and enthusiastic dreamers the latest in luxury motor yachts, sport fishers, performance boats, watersport boats and thousands of new marine technologies and accessories. Beyond delivering a shopping paradise for boaters, the world’s first and longest-running boat show is the perfect destination for families looking to escape winter and plan for summer on the water.
WHEN: Wednesday January 24 - Sunday, January 28, 2017
Wednesday-Friday: Noon-9:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm
WHERE: Javits Center; 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY – enter on 11th Avenue and 35th Street
TICKETS: Adults, $16; Kids 12 & under, FREE (accompanied by an adult) purchase tickets online at NYBoatShow.com
NEW! The Touch-a-Boat Tour gives kids the opportunity to climb aboard an actual working fireboat from the NYFD and meet the firemen who work on the water, see the world’s fastest catamaran and talk to the race team, experience the NYPD marine unit simulator, take the helm of a boat from Progressive® Boat Club’s
NEW Oculus Rift virtual reality experience and win prizes. Kids get their own boat show passport to collect stamps at more than 15 boat stops, plus they can talk to seasoned captains, snap a pic at the helm and learn the ropes of life on the high seas.
The first official New York Boating Career Day takes place January 25 from 9:30-11:00am inviting hundreds of New York City high school and college students to chart a career in the recreational boating industry. With six consecutive years of sales increases, and surges of 14 percent in New York State and 13.6 percent in New York City for 2016, New York continues to be one of the top locations for marine jobs. Participants from the leading public high school dedicated to maritime education, New York Harbor School on Governors Island, as well as dozens of marine and auto trade schools and universities will take part in a morning of expert sessions focused on Recreational Boating Career Tracks, Marine Technology Jobs, Vessel Operations at Work, and How to Get Hired in the Boating Industry.
All-Star New York pitcher and boating enthusiast Jacob deGrom will meet fans in the Mercury Marine booth on January 25 from 5:00-6:30pm.
Check out the NEW WaterCar, the luxury amphibious vehicle that drives on land and on water! With a transition time of less than 15 seconds from driving on land to cruising on the water, the WaterCar is built for endless fun and ultimate ease.
NEW! Progressive® Boat Club: In this interactive space, attendees can boost their nautical know-how with top-notch mariners from the Annapolis School of Seamanship teaching hands-on boating courses for all levels of experience. Visitors can also try Progressive’s NEW Oculus Rift virtual reality experience, putting themselves at the helm of a virtual boat race. Plus, attendees can chat with a Progressive expert to ask any questions about boating coverages or get a free quote.
Boat hop and shop magnificent motor yachts, tricked out runabouts, serious center consoles and watersports boats galore with nearly 400 different vessels to inspire an unforgettable summer on the water. With a full selection of boats for every budget and lifestyle, including boats that can be financed for less than $250 a month, there is no better place to shop and compare boats side by side.
Experience new technologies throughout the Show floor including boat docking from a joystick reminiscent of video games and more at The United States Power Squadron’s Boating Skills Virtual Trainer, the ability to create wake surf waves from a wristwatch and intuitive smartphone technology on board. Plus, upgrade tech and water toyswith thousands of the latest and greatest GPS and radar systems, fishing equipment, design finishes, all-weather apparel, water sports gear and more.
BOAT SHOW & BOATING INDUSTRY FACTS & FIGURES*
Annual U.S. consumer spending on boats, marine products and services totaled $36 billion in 2016 and are expected to have climbed three percent in 2017 to $37 billion.
New York State ranked number 6 in the nation in sales of new powerboat, engine, trailer and accessories in 2016 with $688 million in sales, up 14 percent from 2015.
New boat sales in New York City have been growing for the past 6 consecutive years and were up 13.6% in 2016.
Total annual economic impact in New York State is $5.8 Billion with more than 31,000 direct and indirect jobs.
It’s not just new boats Americans are buying; there were an estimated 981,600 pre-owned boats (powerboats, personal watercraft, and sailboats) sold in 2016, totaling $9.2 billion in sales.