2006 NEW YORK NATIONAL BOAT SHOW

The 101st Annual New York National Boat Show, the largest and most popular boat show in the Northeast will run December 31 through January 8, 2006 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, 35th Street & ...

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The 101st Annual New York National Boat Show, the largest and most popular boat show in the Northeast will run December 31 through January 8, 2006 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, 35th Street & 11th Avenue in NYC. It is still a great way to beat winter and a popular holiday vacation destination, with fun for the whole family at one of the largest and most popular boat show in the northeast. The Show features a spectacular exhibition of more than 1,000 of the newest and best in luxury and cruising yachts, sport fishers, bass boats, performance boats, personal water craft, pontoon boats, inflatable, engines, marine accessories, electronics and fishing equipment, plus nautical gifts and apparel. In addition, there are a wide variety of fun activities and of course Allstate Safety Weekend (both weekends) with free lifejackets for children under 12 while supplies last.

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:
The Boats of Bond: As in James Bond, five 007 super spy vessels from four decades, straight out of the movies, presented in association with the Ian Fleming Foundation: Thunderball Tow Sled (1965), Diamonds Are Forever Bath-O-Sub (1971), Moonraker Glastron Amazon Chase Boat(1979), For Your Eyes Only Neptune Submarine (1981) and The World Is Not Enough Q Boat (1999)...

Bond Day: Wednesday, (1/6) The First-Ever "Bond Day" at the Boat Show: Attendees who come in costume as Agent 007, a Bond Girl, a Bond Villain or any of the countless characters from the five movies represented at the Show will receive $2 off admission and can also enter to win prizes. Judging will take place at 7:00pm at the Boats of Bond Exhibit...More...

I Love Boating in New York: (Lobby 4) The State of New York, an exhibitor at the first Boat Show in 1905, ranks #7 with well over half a million pleasure boats registered. This section of the Show pays homage to the City and State of New York's waterways.

Fetch-N-Fish Promotions: The newest, innovative 4,000-gallon tub, a giant mobile aquarium (40 feet in length and eight feet high), with educational, and entertaining demonstrations of a variety of fishing techniques using live fish. It's amazing --you can watch how the lures work and how the fish react. Open to Elite Fleet VIP Ticket Holders- Purchase tickets and enjoy a unique experience at this year's New York National Boat Show Click Here!

Boating & Fishing Seminars: Produced by Rich Johnson of "The Fishing Line," this year's lineup of speakers is one of the best and features great new speakers on some very new and interesting topics including Understanding Electrical and Battery Systems, How To Prepare for a Tow, Helpful Tips On Installing Electronics and more. For you Saltwater anglers we have secured captains Steve Fallon, Joe LoCicero, Charlie Stamm along with TV & Radio host Rich Johnson. See the seminar schedule at the bottom of this page. A roster of celebrity speakers at the free informative daily Discover Boating & Fishing Seminars.

Discover Boating Center - Space "1927" the unbiased "answer place" for any boating question - for the novice or expert boater or sailor! There will also be Three Giveaways as lucky attendees will win a 17' MX175 (from the same family as Moonraker's Amazon Chase boat) on a custom Glastron trailer with a 3-liter 135 hp Volvo I/O at the 50th Anniversary Glastron Boat Giveaway (retail value $14,915), an Adirondack Guide Boat (retail value $2,500) and a $1,000 West Marine Shopping Spree.

Times & Dates: Saturdays December 31 is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sundays January 1 & 8 is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday through Friday is noon to 8 p.m.
Getting To The Show Is Easy And Inexpensive. Metro-North Railroad, the Long Island Rail Road and NY Waterway are offering convenient fare & admission packages to their riders. If you're traveling by train, don't forget the new free attendee shuttle service from Penn Station (northwest corner of 31st Street & 7th Avenue) and Grand Central Terminal (42nd Street & Pershing Square) to and from Javits Center. For more information on fare/admission packages call: Metro-North Railroad at 212-532-4900 or 800/METRO INFO. The Long Island Rail Road at 516/231-LIRR (Nassau) or 631/231-LIRR (Suffolk). New York Waterway 1-800/53-FERRY or for more show information go to www.discoverboating.com.

PRICES: Adults: $15, Children (6-12) $5, Ages 5 and under FREE with a NEW Family Weekday Special: 2 adults & 2 children under age 12 only $30. Special Two-Day Discounted Ticket $25 and Group Rates Available: $12 each for groups of 10 or more. Call Wanda Garcia at 212-984-7004. CONSUMER INFO: 212-984-7000 or visit www.nyboatshow.com and for MEDIA CONTACT: Rae van Maanen at 212-984-7019 or rvanmaanen@nmma.org

2006 NY Boat Show Seminar Speakers
Rich Johnson: Rich is a sponsor and producer of the NY National Boat Show and their Seminar Series and that of other outdoor expos as well and a featured speaker at other regional events. Johnson is the host/creator of "The Fishing Line" television show on WLNY TV 55 on Saturdays May through October and his radio show every Saturday at 4 p.m. on WGBB 1240AM radio. The radio is heard live through his Internet site an you can watch the full 30 minutes television shows on his site as well 24 hours a day. Rich has been on the airwaves of radio and TV now for over a decade and has 40 years fishing experience in salt and freshwater and specializes in stripers from boat or beach. A fishing guide, lecturer & freelance writer Rich has taught Adult Education fishing classes over 15 years. www.thefishingline.com.

Capt. Joe LoCicero: Capt. Joe is our Electronics installation expert and a fine captain specializing in Trolling for Stripers. Capt. Joe will be covering subjects on Marine batteries and Understanding Electrical Systems, as well as Tips on Installing Marine Electronics and of course Wire Line Trolling for Stripers & Bluefish several times during the nine day Boat Show. Make sure you look over the schedule closely to see his time slots. Joe will be passing along tips and secrets to installing marine electronics neatly, professionally and with a minimal of cost! He will also go over the basics and advanced tips in trolling wire line with shad rigs, bunker spoons and tubes and all the tricks and tips to increase your trolling success.

Capt. Blaine Anderson: Captain Blaine Anderson has proven himself to be one of the top guides in Connecticut. Whether its northern pike and stripers on the Connecticut River or bluefish, stripers and false albacore on Long Island Sound, captain Anderson has the reputation for getting his clients onto fish. His clients last year alone were able to boast of six stripers over 50 inches as well as several pike over 40 inches. Blaine has been fishing all his life, basically growing up with a rod and reel in hand and his love for fishing only intensified. For several years now Blaine has fished nearly every weekend and fishes year round, in all conditions on saltwater, freshwater and on the ice. Over the years, Blaine's learned to appreciate the diverse fishery available in Connecticut and is a Charter Captain licensed both in Connecticut and New York.

Captain Charles Stamm: Past President and current Director of the New Jersey Chapter of the Hudson River Fishermen's Association, "Chas" has been fishing the Hudson and East Rivers of New York City since 1982. Specializing in big bass and bluefish, "Chas" has been featured in Saltwater Sportsman and done several episodes of The Fishing Hole with Jerry McKinnis for ESPN. Captain Chas is an outdoor writer for NJ Angler Magazine and Boating on the Hudson. Captain Chas has fished around the world in search of a strong pull on a light rod, but still believes the best fishing...for big fish and numbers of fish is right here in the New York Harbor. www.chasfishing.com
Captain Steve S. Fllon: Runs this 23ft. modified fishing machine, designed with speed and comfort powered by a Mercury 175 and fully rigged for live and dead bait specialty fishing. Located in Port Washington, Long Island, U.S.C.G.

Captain Steve S. Fallon has 30 years experience fishing the North & South Shores for bluefish & striped bass. He's been successfully catching all varieties of fish along the Port Washington, Manhasset Bay and other western Long Island Sound areas. Capt. Steve's experience in the water has gained acclaim and has been written about several times in Newsday. Largest Bass on the boat: 51 pounds in 91', 53 pounds in 96' and for bluefish, choppers over 20 pounds and close to it several times.

Captain Bill Rivera: Captain Bill Rivera of the Nautical School of Maritime Licensing in Plainview, NY, has over 25 years of experience in the maritime industry and personally co-wrote the textbook used by the faculty for the OUPV (Six-Pack) licensing course. He is a professional educator with over 15 years of teaching experience in prestigious institutions such as New York University and Lehman College. Captain Bill is well versed in the many facets of USCG licensing and instruction and can clearly and enthusiastically present the many reasons and benefits that answers the boating enthusiast's question: "Why Get A (Six-Pack) Captain's License? A question and answer session will follow the presentation. On the web at www.nauticalschool.com

Captain Michael Brady: Captain Brady has held a USCG Captain's license for over twenty-five years. A member of the Maritime faculty at Kingsborough Community College, his experience includes inshore dinner and excursion vessels as well as offshore fishing, operating both private yachts and "for- hire" vessels.

Captain Anthony DiLernia: Captain DiLernia has been a licensed captain for over thirty years. Currently serving as Director of Maritime Technology at Kingsborough Community College, his experience includes service aboard Research Vessels, Dinner and Excursion vessels, commercial and recreational "for-hire" fishing vessels. In addition Captain DiLernia has been and continues to be active in the development of federal fisheries policy.

Captain John Nappo: Captain Nappo has over twenty years experience in the offshore commercial fishing industry and in the operation of party and charter boats. He has designed and supervised the construction of a number of offshore fishing vessels.

2006 Discover Boating and Fishing Seminar Schedule
Sponsored and produced by "The Fishing Line" & Rich Johnson (speakers & times will be added as more info is available)

Saturday / December 31 / 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
11 a.m.: Understanding Battery & Electrical Systems: Capt. Joe Locicero / Marine Electronic Technicians
Noon: Installing Marine Electronics: Capt. Joe Locicero
1 p.m.: Boat Buying Tips & Strategies

Sunday / January 1: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Noon: Boat Buying Tips & Strategies: Joe Tyson/Oakdale Boat Center
1 p.m. Wire Line Trolling Bass: Capt. Joe Locicero/Josey Whales Charters
2 p.m. Boat Handling in Tight Quarters: Kingsborough College Staff
3 p.m. NY Harbor Striped Bass: Capt. Charles Stamm / HRFANJ
4 p.m. Installing Marine Electronics: Capt. Joe Locicero / Marine Electronic Technicians

Monday / January 2 / Noon to 8 p.m.
1 pm. Understanding Battery / Electrical Systems: Capt. Joe Locicero / Marine Electronic Technicians
2 p.m. Boat Buying Tips & Strategies: Joe Tyson/Oakdale Boat Center
3 p.m. Boat Handling in Tight Quarters: Kingsborough College Staff
4 p.m. Installing Marine Electronics: Capt. Joe Locicero / Marine Electronic Technicians
5 p.m. Introduction to the Basic Rules of the Road: Kingsborough College Staff
6 p.m. Why Get a 6 Pack License? By Bill Rivera of Nautical School of Maritime Licensing

Tuesday / January 3 / Noon to 8 p.m.
1 pm. Understanding Battery / Electrical Systems: Capt. Joe Locicero / Marine Electronic Technicians
2 p.m. Why Get a 6 Pack License? By Bill Rivera of Nautical School of Maritime Licensing
3 p.m. Boat Buying Tips & Strategies: Joe Tyson/Oakdale Boat Center
4 p.m. Installing Marine Electronics: Capt. Joe Locicero / Marine Electronic Technicians
5 p.m. Careers in The Maritime Industry: Kingsborough College Staff
6 p.m. NY Harbor Stripers: Capt. Charles Stamm / HRFANJ

Wednesday / January 4 / Noon to 8 p.m.
1 pm. Why Get a 6 Pack License? By Bill Rivera of Nautical School of Maritime Licensing
2 p.m. Boat Handling in Tight Quarters: Kingsborough College Staff
3 p.m. Boat Buying Tips & Strategies: Joe Tyson/Oakdale Boat Center
4 p.m. Understanding Battery / Electrical Systems: Capt. Joe Locicero / Marine Electronic Technicians
5 p.m. Trolling Wire Line Bass: Capt. Joe Locicero / Josey Whales Charters
6 p.m. NY Harbor Stripers: Capt. Charles Stamm / HRFANJ

Thursday / January 5 / Noon to 8 p.m.
1 p.m. Why Get a 6 Pack License? By Bill Rivera of Nautical School of Maritime Licensing
2 p.m. Boat Buying Tips & Strategies: Joe Tyson/Oakdale Boat Center
3 p.m. Introduction to the Basic Rules of the Road: Kingsborough College Staff
4. p.m. Western LI Sound Chunking Bass Techniques: Capt. Steve Fallon, Swedish Princess Charters
5 p.m. Diamond Jigging Bass & Blues: Rich Johnson of The Fishing Line
6. p.m. Installing Marine Electronics: Capt. Joe Locicero-Marine Electronic Technicians

Friday / January 6/ Striped Bass Friday! January 6: Noon to 8 p.m.
1 p.m.: Boat Handling in Tight Quarters: Kingsborough College Staff
2 p.m. NY Harbor Sportfishing: Capt. Charles Stamm / HRFANJ
3 p.m. Boat Buying Tips & Strategies: Joe Tyson/Oakdale Boat Center
4 p.m. Western LI Sound Chunking Bass Techniques: Capt. Steve Fallon, Swedish Princess Charters
5 p.m.: Wire Line Trolling Bass: Capt. Joe Locicero/Josey Whales Charters
6 p.m. CT River Striped Bass: Capt. Blaine Anderson, pro angler for Yum, Bomber & Silver Thread

Saturday / January 7 / 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Noon: Boat Buying Tips & Strategies: Joe Tyson/Oakdale Boat Center
1 p.m. Diamond Jigging Bass & Blues: Rich Johnson, The Fishing Line
2 p.m. Wire Line Trolling Bass: Capt. Joe Locicero/Josey Whales Charters
3 p.m. CT River Striped Bass/Pike Combo: Capt. Blaine Anderson, pro angler for Yum, Bomber & Silver Thread
4 p.m. NY Harbor Sportfishing: Capt. Charles Stamm / HRFANJ
5 p.m. Why Get a 6 Pack License? By Bill Rivera of Nautical School of Maritime Licensing
6 p.m. Installing Marine Electronics by Capt. Joe Locicero / Marine Electronic Technicians

Sunday / January 8 / 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Noon: Trolling Wire Line: Capt. Joe Locicero / Josey Whales Charters
1 p.m.: The Cork Boat Chronicles: John Pollack, author
2 p.m.: CT's Reef Striper Fishery: Capt. Blaine Anderson, pro angler for Yum, Bomber & Silver Thread
3 p.m.: NY Harbor Sportfishing: Capt. Charles Stamm / HRFANJ
4 p.m. Boat Handling in Tight Quarters: Kingsborough College Staff