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Thousands of nautical enthusiasts will flock to the Javits Center for annual boat show

Jacob Javits Convention Center
35th St. & 11th Ave.
January 4-8, adults $14, children fifteen and younger free with paid adult admission212-984-7000

The 107th edition of the world’s first boat show has sailed into town, anchoring at the Javits Center for five days of nauticality, including hundreds of exhibitors of boats and boat-related products, seminars and workshops, contests and giveaways, and family-friendly events. Among the highlights are appearances by the Swamp Brothers, Fred’s Shed Interactive Education Center, Paddlepalooza sports classes, the Power Boat Docking Challenge, and the environmentally conscious Water Center. Seminars include “Dressed for Success: How to protect your boat from the elements,” “Don’t Be Fuelish: Propping your boat for performance and fuel economy,” and “Keeping your boat ‘shipshape.’” Of course, there will also be boats galore, from luxury yachts, catamarans, bass boats, inboard cruisers, pontoons, trawlers, and houseboats to daysailers, racing sailboats, dinghies, Personal Water Crafts, inflatables, kayaks, and much more.

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