New York Boat Show

The Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show, held annually in January, is the oldest boat show in the nation. The four-day event features everything from yachts and cruisers to bass and pontoon boats, and from canoes and kayaks to fishing boats and personal watercraft. It also has marine electronics, engines and fishing gear.


What a difference a date makes

NEW YORK — Attendance at this year’s New York Boat Show was up 19 percent (to slightly more than 34,000) and exhibitors attribute the increase to an improving economy and more favorable dates for the January show, now in its 110th year.

The New York show is being held this year on mid-January dates preferred the industry.

New dates boost crowds at New York show

NEW YORK — Early indicators suggest that the new dates for the Progressive New York Boat Show are having a positive effect on attendance, exhibitors said Thursday, the second day of the 110-year-old show, which continues through Sunday at the Javits Center in Manhattan.

New York autumn show postponed until next year

New York Afloat, a new in-water boat show slated to debut in New York Sept. 10-14 this year, has been postponed until 2015, pending the approval of a no-wake zone along the Hudson River. The National Marine Manufacturers Association, the group that owns the show, pushed the launch date back because it had not received…more

Builders weigh in on wintry New York show

The Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show had some good days, but it might have lost some business because of the winter storm that hit the Northeast last Thursday and Friday.

Group objects to alligator event at New York Boat Show

Animal rights activists are calling for a boycott of the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show because they say an event called the Swampmaster Gator Show condones mistreatment of alligators. Friends of Animals say alligator wrestler Jeff Quattrocchi provokes alligators with sticks in a large tank before getting the gator to open its mouth so…more

Recreational Fishing Alliance schedules seminars at New York show

The Recreational Fishing Alliance will host a series of seminars at the New York Boat Show, which kicks off Wednesday and runs through Sunday at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan. RFA members will receive a $3 discount on admission when they purchase tickets online and enter the promo code RFA. The seminars begin…more

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