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The 2013 New York Boat Show

The world's oldest boat show starts tomorrow.

January 3, 2013

In 1941 the New York Boat Show was held at Grand Central Palace

At 107 years old, the Progressive New York Boat Show reigns as the longest running boat show on record. I’ve been attending this boat show for just 35 of its 107 years, so you could say it’s become a New Year’s ritual.

As always, this year’s New York Boat Show is a venue for builders to debut and showcase new boats. Many of these, such as Bayliner’s new Element, we’ve already seen and tested, since Boating works closely with the manufacturers to stay on top of up and coming new vessels. Others, such as Four Winns new H200, we haven’t yet taken out and tested. All that aside, there will be aisles of brand new boats from Back Coves to Yamahas that you can board, inspect and compare.

That’s the beauty of a boat show: the ability to keep going back and forth between two or three competitive models in order to really ferret out the differences. For a prospective buyer, it’s a great opportunity.

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Or maybe it’s just a fun ritual that diehard boaters can’t give up.

If you see us there, say hello. We’ll be wearing our Boating ballcaps.

The Progressive New York Boat Show runs Thursday January 3rd through Sunday January 6th. For tickets, times and directions visit: ****

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