Discover Boating New York Boat Show Returns January 25-29, 2023 to the Javits Center


WHAT: The Discover Boating® New York Boat Show®,in partnership with Progressive® Insurance, docks at the Javits Center January 25-29, 2023, inviting boaters and newcomers alike to escape the cold and plunge into summer fun. Experience the best of the boat life with cooking and cocktail demos by award-winning chefs and mixologists, a new indoor paddle sports pool, and the biggest selection of new boats and marine gear in the tri-state area. 

With more than 800,000 first-time boat buyers taking to the water in the past two years, the Discover Boating New York Boat Show is ready to welcome thousands of water lovers to dive into the boat life and make it their own – whether they choose to rent, share, own, or just kick back and enjoy the boating fun.


NEW! Discover Boating Beach Club – The #1 destination for the ultimate in summer vibes, on-water thrills, notable 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:

  • Learn how to make the best island punch and inspired dishes with award-winning chefs and local cocktail experts on the #BoatAppetit mainstage.
  • Get on the water in the dead of winter to try a variety of paddle sports, plus daily kayak and paddleboard demos from the experts at the new paddle sports pool.
  • Strike a pose at the boating photo & video booth (we'll even provide the wind in your hair)!
  • Kick back and enjoy live DJ sets, the best boating cocktails, beach games and more.

See & shop hundreds of boats from center consoles and yachts to personal watercraft and family cruisers. 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. 2023’s innovations in the marine space makes the Queen?and?her Court must-sees. Check out superpowered center consoles, stunning staterooms, convertible decks, high-tech amenities like GPS anchoring, and luxury at every turn.

  • Sabre 45 Salon Express– The Queen! Designed with all the comfort and class of a traditional Downeast style, with the state-of-the-art precision and advanced performance of a modern luxury yacht.
  • 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.
  • Pardo 43– classic 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.

Free “Boating 101” education for new boaters and experts alike?at Fred's Shed How-To Center, presented by Progressive® featuring tips, advice and practical skills during daily seminars and demos that cover everything from getting started and operating your boat to service, maintenance and more. 

Saluting our Heroes Thursday, January 26: 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 Thursday, January 26!?Simply show valid identification along with photo ID at Will Call for a complimentary ticket.

Conservation Village featuring the annual ‘New York Says No to Plastic’ contest, with local school projects that show how reducing plastic will help protect our water resources. The winning school team will be awarded a $500 grant, compliments of Bajio to fund their continued environmental efforts. Plus, stop by and discover how recreational boating is working to help sustain our planet and waters for future generations with exhibitors like the Clean Earth Project, an eco-friendly women-owned 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 25-29, 2023

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:  $20 for adult tickets; children 12 and under get in FREE with an adult – purchase tickets online at     

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


Coming off a record year of extraordinary demand in 2021 has led to the second highest ranked year in nearly two decades for recreational marine expenditures at $56.7 Billion, up 12.7 percent from 2020. New powerboat retail unit sales normalized in 2022 to pre-pandemic growth years (2015-2019) with an estimated 250,000 new units sold, 25 percent above previous averages (2008-2014). Looking ahead to 2023, early indications point to continued healthy demand with new retail unit sales expected to remain on par with 2022.

  • Part of what is fueling sales for the recreational boating industry is the uptick in first-time boat buyers of new and pre-owned boats, attracting a wider net of Americans. Data show 420,000 first-time boat buyers entered the market in 2021 – on par with 2020, a record year.
  • Segments driving growth in 2022 included entry-level boats such as personal watercraft, freshwater aluminum and fiberglass fishing boats, as well as pontoon boats that are less than 26 feet.
  • In 2021, outdoor recreation generated $862 billion in economic output, accounting for 1.9 percent of U.S. GDP, making it a larger contributor than agriculture, extraction of oil and gas, and mining. Outdoor recreation also supported 4.5 million American jobs. What’s more, recreational boating and fishing are the number one contributor to the near-billion dollar outdoor recreation economy, surpassing RVing, hunting, and other outdoor activities.
  • First-time boat buyers accounted for 34 percent of boat sales in 2021.
  • Ninety-five percent of boats sold in the U.S. are American made.
  • An estimated 100 million Americans go boating each year.


  • New York & Tri-State area sales totaled more than $2 Billion in 2021, generating big business for the Northeast recreational boating industry, up double digits in growth compared to 2020. 
  • State-by-State 
    • New York Boating Sales totaled $1.2 billion in 2021 including new powerboats, outboard engines, boat trailers and aftermarket accessories, up 10.5% compared to 2020. New York ranked 6th nationwide in total expenditures in 2021. 
    • Connecticut Boating Sales totaled $313.6 million in 2021 including new powerboats, outboard engines, boat trailers and aftermarket accessories, up 12.1% compared to 2020. CT ranked 29th nationwide in total expenditures in 2021. 
    • New Jersey Boating Sales totaled $678 million in 2021 including new powerboats, outboard engines, boat trailers and aftermarket accessories, up 16% compared to 2020. New Jersey ranked 15th?nationwide in total expenditures in 2021. 
INFO:  For more information, visit; Facebook and Instagram #NYBoatShow 
**Note for Onsite Media/Crews**
  • Enter the Javits Center at 11th?Avenue & 36th?Street
  • Proceed to the elevators to the right of the Show entrance where you will see signs for the press office. Take the elevator to the 4th?Floor and our office is directly across from the elevator.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Amanda Brokaw (917-238-0204 or and Carrie Waible (646-423-0230 or for press materials, photos, interviews, special access & live remotes