Great Upstate Boat Show Opens Friday, March 25
By Buzz Lamb
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
In this day and age, friends and family are pulled in all directions. Work, errands and after-school activities create frenzied schedules that tend to get in the way of quality family time. But, there is one place where all of this comes to a halt and tranquility reigns…on a boat!
According to Roger Phinney, Executive Director of the Eastern New York Marine Trades Association (ENYMTA), the 2011 Great Upstate Boat Show will be presented at the 98,000 square foot Adirondack Sports Complex (the Dome) in Queensbury on March 25, 26, & 27.
“This year we will have 25 dealers exhibiting over 60 different boat brands with 200 boats on display,” Phinney said. “It’s the largest boat show between New York and Montreal.”
Whether cruising the open waterways, participating in watersports, fishing or stopping to enjoy the unparalleled beauty of the surroundings, sharing quality time on the water with family and friends brings people closer and creates memories that last a lifetime. The 2011 Great Upstate Boat Show aims to offer a glimpse of just how wonderful the boating lifestyle can be.
According to Phinney, visitors to the show will get a rare opportunity to compare boat brands side-by-side at competitive bargain pricing. “There will be a wide array of models on display that boaters of all ages can enjoy,” Phinney said.
“Whether you’re interested in watersports, finding a prize catch or just cruising around, there’s a boat for every budget and lifestyle. This show provides people with the area’s largest selection of boats and dealers, making it easier to gather information to put together the right decision for you and your family,” said Phinney.
Phinney said visitors will be able to check out popular models of pontoons, cruisers, cuttys, fishing boats, ski boats, PWCs and more all lined up inside the Dome. For those looking for a pre-owned boat, the show will also have a “Pre-Owned Pavilion” with a broad selection of quality models for sale at great prices.
You’ll also find one-of-a-kind deals and options for on-site financing when you’re ready to buy. As an added show bonus, serious shoppers can take advantage of the “Sign & Save 2% Sale.” Finalize your purchase at the show and the dealer will give an additional two percent off the show price.
According to Phinney, throughout the weekend there will be events for all ages including a free New York State Boating Course, kid’s fishing seminars and a chance to win a Verizon iPad. “Visitors can also find great deals on things ranging from docks & boat hoists to boat canvas, to items in a water sports boutique,” Phinney added.
“A new feature will be a Red Carpet Showcase Area where displays of marine innovations, old and new, will feature vintage boats and antique motors as well as a 34-foot off-shore raceboat and a state-of-the art hydraulic swim platform introduced by Cobalt Boats,” Phinney said.
Admission is $8 (discount coupons on show website), children 12 and under are free. The Dome is located at 325 Sherman Ave., Queensbury, seven minutes from Northway Exit 18. Parking is free. For more information and seminar schedules, visit www.greatupstateboatshow.com or call 518-791-0070.