Discover Boating New York Boat Show Makes a Splash January 24-28, 2024 at the Javits Center


The Discover Boating® New York Boat Show®,in partnership with Progressive Insurance®, docks at the Javits Center January 24-28, 2024, inviting lifelong boaters and newcomers alike to escape the cold and plunge into summer fun. Experience the best of the boat life with boats for every budget and lifestyle – from yachts and center consoles to pontoons and watersports boats – as well as cooking and cocktail demos by award-winning chefs and mixologists in the Beach Club, an indoor paddle sports pool, and fun for kids amidst the biggest selection of new boats and marine gear in the tri-state area. 


  • Opening Night Party to benefit Billion Oyster Project! Local Oyster Bar, live DJ sets and expert chef demos & samplings byChef Kerry Heffernan of New York hot spots Grand Banks, Pilot, Island Oyster and Holywater…all to benefit Billion Oyster Project as they look to restore more than 80 million oysters to New York Harbor in 2024! 1/24 5:30-8pm.
  • Discover Boating Beach Club – The #1 destination for the ultimate in summer vibes, on-water thrills, chef, cocktail & mocktail demos, and various events and parties throughout the five days of the boat show…all surrounded by hundreds of the newest boats and marine innovations on the market today. Beach Club highlights:
    • Kick back with your crew and take a kayak or stand-up paddleboard out for a spin on the paddle sports pool, enjoy island-inspired cocktails and mocktails, beach games, and more!
    • NEW! Water & Wellness Hour: 1/25 and 1/26 at 1pm and 3pm: Join us for Yoga and Meditation sessions led by The Goddess Wisdom Council! Beach Club attendees are invited to discover the rejuvenating benefits of incorporating water into their wellness routine.
    • NEW! #BoatAppetit Chef-Off and Mix-Off: Indulge in boating-inspired culinary excitement with Chef-Off and Mix-Off competitions on Saturday at 1pm and 3pm, followed by the grand showcase on Sunday at 1pm! These events will showcase Boat Appetit-inspired dishes and drinks, specially curated for easy preparation on a boat. Dishes and drinks will be judged by esteemed judges, including travel journalist Rondel Holder, and a lucky audience member.
  • Take advantage of the biggest boat sales of the year. See & shop hundreds of new boats and show-only specials. The boat show is the perfect opportunity to browse, compare and place orders for your first or next boat, plus gear up for boating season with sales on the newest boating accessories, marine electronics, and on-the-water must-haves. 
  • Queen of the Show and her Court of Beauties:?Boat Show tradition dictates that the largest yacht at the?show each year is named the?Queen, and 2024’s innovations make the Queen?and?her Court must-sees. Check out superpowered center consoles, stunning staterooms, high-tech amenities, and luxury at every turn.
    • Pardo 52 GT – The Queen! Sophisticated, sleek Italian style meets performance with innovative features plus comfort and luxury inside and out of this breathtaking yacht.
    • Pursuit S428 – powered by quad Yamaha 425 XTO engines, this powerful center console sportfisher is built to get you to the fish and do it all.
    • Formula 430 SSC – this crossover sport boat boasts seating for all of your boating buddies and next-level entertainment with every luxury you need.
    • Beneteau Grand Turismo 45– featuring timeless elegance along with large windows, a vast sundeck and U-shaped cockpit seating, the GT 45 fosters the ultimate indoor-outdoor experience.
    • Cigarette 41 Nighthawk this luxury center console with twin step hull design skillfully combines comfort and high performance
    • Solaris 44 Openuniquely designed yet easy to navigate, her twin rudders provide great grip on the water and the outboard twin helms allow for clear visibility down the decks.
  • Free “Boating 101” education for new boaters at Fred's Shed How-To Center, presented by Progressive®, featuring a variety of daily seminars and demos cover everything from getting started to service, maintenance, updating, and operating. 
  • Saluting our Heroes Wednesday, January 24: to express gratitude for their service, all active and veteran military, active and retired first responders and USCG & USCGA members can get in FREE on Wednesday, January 24!?Simply show valid identification along with photo ID at Will Call for a complimentary ticket.
  • Conservation Village – Discover how recreational boating is working to help sustain our planet and waters for future generations. Hosted by Clean Earth Project, an eco-friendly lifestyle brand for outdoor enthusiasts that works to raise awareness, reduce waste, and create a cleaner lifestyle. All product sales help support their beach and community cleanup initiatives and protect the environment.
  • Kids’ Build-a-Boat:?Beyond the fun of climbing aboard hundreds of boats to play captain and testing the waters in the Beach Club’s Paddle Pool (10 years+), little skippers will have boatloads of fun creating one-of-a-kind nautical masterpieces inspired by their time at the show. 

WHEN: Wednesday-Sunday, January 24-28, 2024, Wednesday-Friday: 12:00pm-8:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm

WHERE: Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY

TICKETS:$18 for adult tickets; children 12 and under get in FREE with an adult – purchase tickets online at     

FREE admission for active/veteran military, active/retired first responders and USCG & USCGA members on Opening Day: Wednesday, January 24. 

WEB/SOCIAL: For more information, visit; Facebook and Instagram #NYBoatShow @DiscoverBoating


  • An estimated 100 million Americans go boating each year.
  • Ninety-five percent of boats sold in the U.S. are American made.
  • The personal watercraft category, often a gateway to boating given the category’s entry-level pricing, saw an estimated 13% growth (approximately 80,000 units) in 2023 and was a key driver of overall new powerboat sales.

NEW YORK & TRI-STATE BOATING BY THE NUMBERS?New York & Tri-State area sales totaled more than $2.3 Billion in 2022, generating big business for the Tri-State Area recreational boating industry. 

  • State-by-State 
    • Connecticut Boating Sales totaled $291.1 million in 2022 including new powerboats, outboard engines, boat trailers and aftermarket accessories. CT ranked 33 nationwide in total marine expenditures in 2022. Boating has a $3.6 Billion economic impact in CT, supporting 13,223 jobs and 623 businesses.
    • New Jersey Boating Sales totaled $726.5 million in 2022 including new powerboats, outboard engines, boat trailers and aftermarketaccessories. NJ ranked 14 in total marine expenditures in 2022. Boating has a $6.6 billion economic impact in NJ, supporting 20,177 jobs and 1,193 businesses.
    • New York Boating Sales totaled $1.2 Billion in 2022 including new powerboats, outboard engines, boat trailers and aftermarket accessories up 4.3% compared to 2021. NY ranked 6 in total marine expenditures in 2022. Boating has a $10 Billion economic impact in NY, supporting 34,717 jobs and 2,341 businesses.
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