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Great Upstate Boat Show sets record with sales, attendance – Glens Falls Post

QUEENSBURY — Extending this year’s Great Upstate Boat Show to two consecutive weekends led to a record-setting event.

Attendance at the ninth annual Great Upstate Boat Show grew 28 percent this year and sales at the show were up 44 percent, exceeding the $4 million sales mark for the first time in the show’s nine-year history.

Members of the Eastern New York Marine Trades Association made the announcement Friday after gathering last week to discuss this year’s Great Upstate Boat Show.

Last year’s attendance at the show grew 24 percent, so this year’s growth was up from last year. This was the first year the show took place over two consecutive weekends, from March 28 through 30 and April 4 through 6.

“Everyone seems to be pretty happy with the results and it’s nice to see all the hard work that goes into this show come to fruition,” said the group’s Executive Director Roger Phinney in a news release.

Partnering Marketing Advertising Director George Normandin added in the release, “The ENYMTA Board, along with all of the participating dealers, vendors, community partners, and volunteers really stepped up their game this year and when everyone comes together for the common good, that’s when positive results like this happen.”

Scott Anderson, president of the organization and general manager of F.R. Smith and Sons Marina, said the “statistics show that there are a growing number of folks coming into our area from all over New York and New England for this show and that’s promising for us as well as the regional business community.”


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Police pull suspected boat thief from Southampton Water

Police pull suspected boat thief from Southampton Water

By Rory McKeown, Senior reporter

Police pull suspected boat thief from Southampton Water

POLICE had to pull a man from Southampton Water this morning after he was seen acting suspiciously around sailing boats.

Officers were called to Calshot Activity Centre after reports of an intruder spotted on board boats on a pontoon.

Police, including a dog unit, arrived at the scene at around 2.33am today and the 22-year-old man jumped into deep water.

A lifeline had to be thrown into the sea to drag the man back to shore.

He was arrested on suspicion of theft and is currently in police custody.

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J/70 & J/97 @ Jamestown Boat Show

(Jamestown, RI)- Kick off the boating season at the Rhode Island Boat
Show, Rhode Island’s largest in-water Spring Boat Show and Open House,
running from May 3rd to 4th, 2014. The two-day event showcases a wide
selection of sailboats, as well as the latest in marine accessories and
services. Meet the experts, take a sailing lesson, try out a
paddle-board, and sample some of the finest food from around Rhode
Island.

Here are two more awesome reasons to attend the Jamestown boat show,
both the J/70 and the J/97 will be on display.  The J/70 fleet in
Narragansett Bay continues to grow.  Enthusiasm for J/70 racing this
summer is augmented by the combination of the New York YC Invitational
Cup Qualifiers and the first J/70 World Championships being held by the
New York YC at its beautiful Harbour Court facilities. The J/97 is the
“sleeper”, a fun easy-to-sail offshore cruiser-racer the family can sail
fast competitively.

For boat buyers there are also three more good reasons to attend this Jamestown show:

  1. No Sales Tax on Boats! Rhode Island Has No Sales Tax on Boats Marine Services. Also, No Property Tax on Boats! Buy it here, keep it here.
  2. Free Parking- Jamestown has ample free parking available.
  3. Free Admission- your entire family and all friends can enjoy
    your passion for boating for free!  It’s a great way to introduce them
    to the sailing lifestyle. Stroll the waterfront, enjoy the activities
    and climb aboard the boats with your family all at no cost.

After the boat show, the J/97 will be in the water for a few weeks in
Newport Harbor and will be available for demonstration sails. Please contact Tim Kohl at East Coast Yacht Sales- cell# 203-233-9709 or email– tim@ecys.com.   For more Jamestown Boat Show information


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