Boat show cruises return to Javits Center after year-long hiatus

This is a special feature of the Cruisers Yachts 38 GLS: a beach door lowers to transform it into a bathing platform. It’s just one of the cool high-tech designs on one of more than 100 boats of all types at the Javits Center for the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show.

The show, which also features the latest electronic and nautical gear, is back after last year’s cancellation due to COVID-19.

What do you want to know

  • The New York Boat Show runs from January 26-30 at the Javits Center
  • It returns after a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The show showcases over 100 boats for all budgets and lifestyles, as well as the latest electronics and nautical equipment
  • It is the world’s first and longest running boat show, in its 116th year

“This is the first and longest running boat show in the world, so it’s been going on for 116 years,” said Carrie Waible, spokeswoman for the show. “It’s such a New York tradition, and we’re thrilled to welcome everyone to see all the boats.”

The queen of the show this year, the largest boat on display, is an Everglades 455. Previously the queen was a yacht, but this year it is a fishing boat.

“It has quad 425 motors, which is so much power you can’t believe, all the electronics, and everything you see here is super high tech,” said Waible, who noted that the price was around $1.8 million.

That being said, the show has all types of boats for all budgets, like personal watercraft, which cost a few thousand dollars, and even kayaks.

The boating industry has been booming for several years.

The National Marine Manufacturers Association says the industry has seen tremendous growth in 2020, with boat sales hitting a 13-year high, and new boat sales this year are expected to match those levels.

“It’s huge growth for our industry, which means the inventory is a bit lower, so you’re going to see the newest and best boats here where you can actually see what’s new, experience new technology and place an order for your boat,” Waible said.

Proof of vaccination and masks are required at the show.

For tickets and other information, go to here.

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