Now that it isn’t butting heads with New Year’s Eve, the Progressive New York Boat Show saw attendance leap 21 percent, attracting 43,238 shoppers this year, compared with 35,757 in 2016.
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.
The New York Boat Show, the oldest in the country at 111 years, kicked off 2016 with a 5 percent increase in attendance and left dealers confident that 2016 will deliver at least as much success as 2015.
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.