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.

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

Fox News previews the New York Boat Show

“Fox & Friends” previewed the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show, which opens Wednesday at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City, touring a number of boats Friday with Discover Boating’s Keith Ammons. Correspondents Anna Kooiman and Kelly Wright highlighted boating’s affordability with Ammons, who was dubbed “the Discover Boating guy” on screen.…more

NMMA addresses New York show compromise

The decision the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show made to return to its original dates in 2016 did not have to do with pressure from the Friends of Javits, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the group that owns and produces the show. “The year 2016 was a challenging year for the Javits…more

Deal reached on New York Boat Show dates

The Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show agreed to go back to its original dates in 2016 as part of a deal with other stakeholders that were incensed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to assign the show more favorable dates from 2015 to 2019. The deal that was hammered out last week involves about 20…more

NMMA responds to controversy about New York show dates

The Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show isn’t getting special treatment from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. It’s simply going back to the dates it held for more than a century. That’s according to National Marine Manufacturers Association regional show manager Jon Pritko, who told Trade Only Today that the series of events that led the…more

New York show date change angers non-marine organizers

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision last week to change the dates of the New York Boat Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center — a move that has rankled show exhibitors outside the marine industry — followed a personal meeting with a boat dealer who knows him. The National Marine Manufacturers Association has…more

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New York show adds fall event as part of expansion

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show will expand and a fall show will be added in an effort to boost the industry’s recovery from Hurricane Sandy. The NMMA-produced show is expanding at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and the dates will be restored to…more

Organizers report steady sales at New York show

Despite a 19 percent dip in attendance, organizers said sales were strong at the 2013 Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show, which was held slightly more than two months after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Northeast and caused an estimated $50 billion damage in that region and the Great Lakes. “I think there are definitely…more

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