It’s certainly not a stretch to declare that the annual New York Boat Show at the Javits Center is the Poseidon of all subsequent boat showings. The 2013 event took place from January 3-6 this year, drawing in thousands of boat enthusiasts and travel connoisseurs alike. Holding the prestigious title as the oldest boat show in the country, this 108-year-old tradition never fails to impress its eager visitors.
Though the ritual of holding this extravagant convention has never changed, the expert planning team behind the New York Boat Show has a firm understanding that boating technology and design is ephemeral and at the very core of their success each year. With the distinction of featuring only the most recent models, latest features and greatest technologies available, the only hint that this show was 108 years old was evident in the astute attention to detail and high quality of the weekend. Whether you were looking for paradise in an expansive yacht or family thrills with a few wave runners, the Javits Center was an endless sea of opportunity (pun intended).
For those interested in a most divine yacht, the Sea Ray Sundancer 510 is a must-have. This 51-foot jewel was the largest and one of the most buzzed about boats at the show. Fitted with a luxurious interior and large hull windows, this vessel would more than suffice for a late-night excursion perfect star gazing and toasting to the good life. Upon daybreak, reenergize with breakfast in the enclosed cockpit sunroom and simply retract the roof for a mid-morning nap underneath the sun’s rays. And don’t forget the gourmet galley kitchen. Being stranded out at sea sounds pretty alluring now, don’t you think?
But not all of us are loungers, and the 2013 New York Boat Show certainly did not disappoint the thrill seekers this year either. There was a plethora of Yamaha 19’ to 24’ personal watercrafts and runabouts, complete with innovative engine technology that allows them to operate at peak-performance. Jet ski, wave runner, sea-doo, sport fisher; the boat show became a candy store for the action enthusiasts.
As one of the most anticipated boating events of the year, the New York Boat Show at the Javits Center is shrewdly judged by yacht lovers and jet-ski daredevils. And for more than a century it has passed that judgment, winning praise for its excellent selection of watercrafts, yachts, and sporting equipment. This year was no different.