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Ring in the New Year with New Adventures on the Water at
109th Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show

Hundreds of New Boats & Marine Accessories for Sale, Tuna Tales from National Geographic Star, Gator Catching, and Hands-On Training Spell Fun for All

NEW YORK (November 22, 2013) Resolve to have a New Year filled with on-water adventures at the 2014 Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show. The northeast’s premier boating event takes place January 1-5 at the Javits Center, bringing lifelong boaters and enthusiastic dreamers the newest and best in luxury motor yachts, sport fishers, performance boats, sailboats, and thousands of marine accessories. Beyond delivering a shopping paradise for boaters, the world’s first and longest-running boat show is the perfect destination for families and out-of-towners looking to ring in the New Year on a boat.

With the show scheduled to open on New Year’s Day, New Yorkers are counting down the ways to ring in the New Year at the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show.
 
10. Beat the chill with indoor thrills –Meet Captain Dave Carraro from National Geographic’s hit series
      Wicked Tuna.
 
9. Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Gator Handling – Watch the Swampmaster, expert handler Jeff Quattrocchi, catch an 8-foot, 200-lb alligator with his bare hands during daily educational shows; plus get up close with a baby gator.
 
8. Fulfill a need for speed – Catch a glimpse of the world champion Miss Geico Race Boat, a 50-foot, 11,000-pound Victory catamaran with a top speed of 170 mph.
 
7. Hands-on learning –The show’s educational opportunities are unparalleled. Boaters of all experience levels can take advantage of free workshops at Boater’s Education Sessions, presented by the Annapolis School of Seamanship.
 
6. Become the sharpest tool in the Shed DIY sessions at Fred’s Shed can teach visitors everything they need to know about engine maintenance and repair. See schedule here
 
5. Plan for a future purchase – Dreamers can plan ahead for a future purchase with the boat budgeting experts at the Welcome to the Water Center.
 
4. Fun for the little skippers – Children of all ages can enjoy an entire day of seeing and boarding hundreds of dream boats, building a nautical masterpiece of their own, getting their feet wet while navigating a mini-lake in their own paddleboat, and taking photos with their favorite underwater friend Sponge Bob Squarepants.
 
3. Boat loads of nautical giveaways –Enter to win an eight day/seven night British Virgin Islands vacation for two at Virgin Gorda’s Bitter End Yacht Club; a $500 shopping spree; and a 2014 Yamaha Personal Watercraft VX Deluxe and trailer.
 
2. Spend the holiday bonus on what you really want –Visitors in the market to buy can find some of the best deals of the season with exclusive show specials and competitive bargains on hundreds of luxury motor and sailing yachts, sport fishers, performance boats and sailboats, plus thousands of marine accessories.
 
1. Keep your New Year’s Eve rocking, and make your 2014 boating dreams a reality at the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show!
 
Show Details
 
When:       Wednesday-Sunday, January 1-5, 2014
                   Wednesday-Friday: Noon-9:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm
 
Where     Javits Center; 655 West 34th Street, New York, NY
 
Tickets:     Adults, $15 (16 and older); Youth 15 and under, FREE (when accompanied by an adult)
                   **Advance tickets can be purchased online at NYBoatShow.com**
                  
Web:           www.NYBoatShow.com; Twitter @NYBoatShow and Facebook.
               
About the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show: The Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat shows and the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information, visit www.nmma.org.
 
About Progressive: The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies (collectively, “Progressive Insurance”) is a leader in boat insurance and the largest seller of personal watercraft insurance in the U.S. It offers flexible, year-round coverage so boaters can go wherever they choose, whenever they choose and have peace of mind they're protected. Specialty coverages which vary by state include On-Water TowingRoadside AssistancePersonal EffectsTotal Loss Replacement and Pet Injury.
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