Features at a Glance
If you’re interested in learning what it takes to maintain, repair or upgrade your boat or engine, head to Fred’s Shed for practical, professional advice. Free seminars cover a variety of topics, include demonstrations of techniques and tools on boat and motor cutaways, and end with question/answer sessions. Be sure to come with questions and projects to discuss—and leave with the know-how, confidence and inspiration to do it yourself.
An educated boater is a safe boater
Boost your boating IQ! Top-notch mariners from the Annapolis School of Seamanship will be on deck to teach an entertaining curriculum of hands-on boating “courses.” They’ll share tips and tricks that will help you and your crew play it safe while having fun on the water. It’s enjoyable and educational for the whole family!
Take the helm of a virtual boat to practice basic boating maneuvers and improve your boating skills—without leaving dry land. The United States Power Squadrons® new Boating Skills Virtual Trainer (BSVT) makes learning fun! It features a steering wheel and a real Mercury throttle you use to “drive” a 20-console boat on a lake with other powerboats, sailboats, navigation aids and a marina.
Training options include close quarters maneuvering, docking and more. Instructors can adjust current and wind direction and velocity, and day/night settings to vary the degree of difficulty and challenge you whatever your skill level.
The eight-time World Champion Miss GEICO Racing Team is proud to present the latest Miss GEICO offshore racing boat.
The new Miss GEICO is a 50-ft. long catamaran made of carbon/Kevlar. At approximately 12,000 pounds, she is almost 1,500 pounds lighter than her predecessor. She has a wider beam which will allow her to ride smoother at faster rates of speed.
Propelled by piston-powered engines generating 1800 horsepower per side, she currently has a top speed of 180mph. Off season plans include increasing the RPM speed to enable Miss GEICO to reach a top speed in excess of 200 mph!
Electronics University: Explore the latest in marine electronics technology—fishfinders, chartplotters, GPS and more. Sessions will offer instruction on everything from routine setup and product use to news about leading technologies
Discover Fishing Seminars—Presented by The Recreational Fishing Alliance & The Fisherman magazine
Don’t let these get away! Expert anglers will share tips and tricks to help you improve your catch. Sessions cover a variety of fishing topics—from proper rigging for big game fishing to offshore angling to how to land a trophy striper.
Let your little ones get creative! Toy Boat Building gives your child a chance to build a nautical masterpiece—a one-of-a-kind vessel using pieces of wood, a little glue, and a lot of imagination.
Balloon artists will twist, bend, and shape balloons into animals, headwear and other fun shapes sure to put a smile on your little one’s face.
Looking for something fun to do with the kids? You never know who you'll meet at the show! Be sure to bring your camera and have a picture taken with your favorite pirate.
U.S. Power Squadron/USCGAUX Day
The Progressive® Insurance New York Boat Show® will recognize the United States Power Squadron on Wednesday, January 6 with FREE admission for USPS members—Simply present your USPS or USCGAUX identification card at the Will Call desk for one adult admission.
And, visit the United States Power Squadron booth for FREE information on everything from GPS, rules of the road and navigating through weather.