New England Boat Show Warms Up Northeast With Hottest Boats And Technologies

By Sachin Gupta at February 25, 2011 05:46
Filed Under: Industry Events

Meet the ‘Queens,’ see a Finnish offshore cruiser making its North American debut, restored classic boats, green marine innovations and the newest boating technologies

BOSTON (February 14, 2011) – Get an exclusive look at the newest boats, cutting edge technologies and must-have accessories at the 55th annual New England Boat Show, the region’s premier boating event, as exhibitors come together and turn the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center into a marine marketplace February 26-March 6, 2011..    
 
With 18 new powerboat manufacturers to its line up and more than 500 boats for sale, from personal watercraft and inflatables to 45-foot luxury yachts, the 2011 New England Boat Show invites attendees to discover the best in boating, where they can board and compare boat options side by side at competitive bargains, find exclusive show specials on the newest marine accessories and electronics, and see one-of-a-kind innovations.
 
Can’t-miss boats, technologies and attractions at the 2011 show include:
 
Meet the ‘Queens’ of the Show– Whether in the market to buy a luxury cruiser or just dreaming, be sure to check out the two largest boats at the show:
 
‘Sail Queen’: the Hunter 45’ Deck Salon – This sailing cruiser offers the most open salon design along with an incredible amount of natural light. Its wraparound windshield dominates the sleek and imposing exterior profile, and the cockpit offers twin helm stations, allowing sailors to trim the main without ever leaving the wheel. (BOOTH: 2026)
 
‘Power Queen’: SeaRay 45’ Sundancer – This beauty boasts cutting edge designs, a retractable roof, state-of-the-art galley (kitchen) and media room with theater seating, is is an ideal vessel for pleasure cruising and entertaining, and attainable for just under $1 million. (BOOTH: 2420, 2424, 2512)
 
North American unveiling! The Nord Star Offshore 24–The Offshore 24’s unique design offers the boater more time on the water and more comfort with easy open access to the aft deck through the rear of the cabin, plus an optional solid rear access door. The standard wide dual sliding side doors on the port and starboard sides makes this beauty ideal for year-round cruising with a fully enclosed cabin. As a special introductory offer incentive for New England Boat Show attendees, Nord Star will provide a factory rebate incentive for all orders taken prior to March 6, 2011.
 
All-Surfaces Rescue Airboat, made for consumers! The All Surfaces Vessel-Air Rescue Craft (ASV-Air) may look like it’s from outer space, but this new watercraft making its debut at the show is the ultimate recreational vessel.  This high performance airboat, designed by Poseidon Tactical Marine LLC (PT Marine), was originally made to enable US Government Agencies to respond to emergencies and operate across multiple terrains, such as disaster floodwater, swift water, ice, snow and over land. The new 25-foot customized model for civilians carries up to eight passengers and provides an unparalleled ride with comfort, stability and safety. (Booth: 2626)
 
The Sea-Doo GTI 130 – The brand new 2011 entry-level model, one of the most affordable, high-performance watercrafts on the market starting at under $9,000, offers a fuel-efficient engine, a tow hook for water sports, the new and innovative Intelligent Brake and Reverse system and features that let that allow riders to customize their experience.  The Intelligent Brake and Reverse system lets riders stop up to 100 feet sooner than any other watercraft, and is the only braking system recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard with a Boating Safety Award.Plus, Sea-Doo also offers an ECO mode Fuel Management system that goes a step further than a simple rev-limiting system by improving overall fuel economy by a total of eight percent. (Booth: 2510)
 
Volvo Penta IPS – This inboard system has revolutionized the boating industry and become the most popular pod system for leisure boats. Today, more than 10,000 units are installed in more than 250 different boat models worldwide. Its most well-known feature is the joystick docking station, making it possible to dock anywhere and look like a pro. The unique benefits of the Volvo Penta IPS include: 40 percent longer cruising range; 20 percent higher top speed; 30 percent reduced fuel consumption; 30 percent less CO2 emissions; 50 percent lower perceived noise level; and joystick docking capability.
 
Eco-friendly boating: Thoosa 9000 electric motor (Hybrid Marine) –The Thoosa 9000 electric motor provides increased reliability, security and comfort for boats ranging from 20 to 50 feet; boats over 50 feet can custom design a system. The Thoosa system is virtually silent and requires no oil, which means no exhaust fumes resulting in a cleaner environment.  The Thoosa motor is easy to install, extremely light-weight, runs on rechargeable batteries and requires low maintenance and costs. (BOOTH: 912)
 
Seldén Winch   ?  A Reversible Winch!   ?  This award-winning revolutionary winch design takes an even stronger grip on the deck hardware market by introducing a new range of manually operated winches  ?   that are reversible!  This winch was recently awarded the most prestigious award in its category, The DAME (Design Award METS), which is the top award for new marine equipment and accessories in the world. The judges felt that this winch will have the largest impact on the leisure marine industry and will appear on many sailing boats in the future. (BOOTH: 429)
 
Restored classic Boston Whalers (Metan Marine Restorations, Inc.)  ?  2011 is the year of the restored Boston Whaler, so don’t miss these beautiful masterpieces on display, which include: a 1965 13’ classic Whaler, a 1971 21’ classic Outrage and a 25’ custom Guardian, which was used as a 50 caliber gunboat for U.S. and Mexican governments. These boats have been fully restored into sport fishing machines and are for sale! Metan Marine is also holding a raffle to win a restored 13’ classic Boston Whaler, and all proceeds will go to Autism. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased at the Metan Marine booth or online at www.metanmarine.com. (BOOTHS: 238, 381)
 
New! SAILFEST – The New England Boat Show’s first ever SAILFEST features the newest and best in sailing for racers and pleasure cruisers. See, board and explore dozens of sailboats ranging from 8-feet to 45-feet from more than twenty manufacturers, and shop more than 100 booths of sailing-related products and services. Plus, find the region’s leading marine schools, all in in one place, such as Black Rock Sailing School which was recently awarded with “Outstanding School of the Year” from the American Sailing Association (ASA).
 
Enter-to-Win Great Prizes – Enter for the chance to win an 8-foot Zodiac Inflatable with a 2.5 hp Yamaha valued at $2,355.00! You can also enter to win a $200.00 gift certificate to Boat Name Gear, a leader in nautical embroidered gear and clothing. 
 
Show Details:
 
When:            February 26-March 6, 2011
                        Saturdays, 10:00a.m.-8:00p.m.
                        Sunday, February 27, 11:00a.m.-6:00p.m.
                        Monday, February 28-Friday, March 4, Noon-8:00p.m.
                        Sunday, March 6, 11:00a.m.-5:30p.m.
 
Where:          Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
                       415 Summer St.
                       Boston, MA 02210
 
Tickets:        Adults, $14(16 and older)
                       Youth 15 and under, FREE
                       Advance tickets can be purchased at NewEnglandBoatShow.com.
                  
Included with a ticket purchase is a 1-year subscription to Yachting, Cruising World, Motor Boating or Ski magazine (value $10).
                  
Phone:          800.225.1577 
 
Web:              NewEnglandBoatShow.com; www.twitter.com/NEBoatShow; find us on Facebook.
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