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Mark Your Calendars: The 2019 Great Upstate Boat Show dates announced

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

The biggest boat show between New York City and Montreal just announced the official dates for the 2019 show:

Friday, March 22 – Sunday, March 24, 2019 at The Adirondack Sports Complex (“The Dome”) in Queensbury, NY.

For more information on The Great Upstate Boat Show, please click here:

Find Year-End Boat Deals

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

2018 Year-End Boat Sales & Promotions

With winter winding down, Boat Upstate NY is here to help you find the best end of year boat sales happening in your local area. Throughout the fall, most dealers are looking to clear their remaining 2018 model boats and offer great trade-in programs to sell their newer 2019 models. Naturally, most boat buyers are excited when the nice weather comes in Spring but dealers are year-round businesses who need to sell boats to keep thriving during the offseason. Therefore, during the colder months when dealers aren’t seeing as much traffic to their showrooms, it’s a very good time to score a great deal on a new or pre-owned boat. CLICK HERE to check out our list of boat dealers and vendors near you.


Other Current & Upcoming Boat Promotions:

  1. Great Upstate Boat Show:  March 22 – 24
  2. Alpin Haus: Why Wait for Springs Sales Event
  3. Yankee Boat: Model Year End Clearance
  4. Knapiks Marina: Evinrude Pre-season Sales Event
  5. Point Breeze Marina: Fall Promotions
  6. Snug Harbor: Keys to Reliability Sales Event
  7. Anderson Boats: Fall Into Cash Sales Event

It’s still early in the fall, so we will continue to update this list as we are notified of any ongoing or new promotions.


2018 Lake George In-Water Boat Show

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

Get Ready for The Lake George In-Water Boat Show!

Saturday, September 15th – Sunday, September 16th – Come explore beautiful Lake George and check out the annual Lake George In-Water Boat Show. This is a great chance for all boating enthusiasts to get first look at some 2019 model boats and catch the amazing end-of-season deals on leftover inventory, before winter. Several Lake George Area dealers featured at the show will have boats docked and ready for you to drive them at the Lake George public docks on Beach Road in Lake George Village.

The In-Water Boat Show is hosted directly on Beach Rd. outdoors in Lake George, NY. Beach Rd. is located between the Lake George Steamboats & Lake George Chamber of Commerce.

Dates & Times:
Saturday, September 15: 10am – 5pm
Sunday, September 16: 10am – 5pm

Participating Boat Dealers:
This years boat show will feature all the top dealers from the Lake George Area Region:

  • Adirondack Marine
  • Boats By George
  • Castaway Marina
  • Chic’s Marina
  • F.R Smith & Sons. Inc.
  • Hacker Boat Co, Inc.
  • Halls Boat Corp.
  • Pilot Knob Marina
  • Shoreline Boat Sales
  • Smith Boys
  • Snug Harbor Marina
  • Yankee Boating Center
  • Schroon Lake Marina
  • Loon Lake Marina
  • EZ Marine & Storage
  • Mountain Motors

The Lake George In-Water Boat Show is a FREE ADMISSION show, open to the public. For more information, please visit:

Free Safe Boating Course – July 28 & 29

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is offering a free two-day boater safety course at its Region 5 headquarters in Ray Brook on July 28 and 29.

Anyone born after May 1, 1996, must pass an approved boater safety course to legally operate a motor boat. In addition, New York State Law requires a boating safety course for the operation of personal watercraft (PWC).

The Safe Boating Course is a comprehensive course that provides the fundamentals of safe boating operation and is approved by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). Certified Instructors and DEC Environmental Conservation Officers teach the course, which includes eight hours of classroom instruction over two days.

Students must be10 years old to take the class. The course will be given at DEC Region 5 Headquarters at 1115 State Rt. 86, Ray Brook, NY. The course runs from at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 29.

Instructors will issue students a temporary Safe Boating Certificate good for 90 days upon completion of the course. Adults age 18 or older must submit $10 to the Bureau of Marine Services to receive a permanent safe boating certificate.

Call 518-897-1324 to pre-register for the course. Class size is limited. Please notify instructors in advance if students require any special accommodations.

Tracking Invasive Species Using Artificial Intelligence

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

June 2, 2018 – Queensbury, NY 

Dr. John E. Kelly III, IBM Senior Vice President of Cognitive Solutions and IBM Research gave an important lecture at the Warren County Economic Development Corporation Luncheon today at the Six Flags Great Escape Lodge regarding the advancement and exponential growth potential of Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Kelly gave a detailed overview of AI and the amazing super-computers he and his colleagues at IBM are currently working on. Mind blowing stuff, really. According to Dr. Kelly, theses new advancements in technology are going to such high levels, that computer chips the size of a grain of salt will actually be able to process data in seconds, to help humans in just about every field make key decisions and solve problems with a 99% accuracy.

In one specific example, Dr. Kelly explained that using AI, IBM’s computer technology scales Globally and it could help a doctor in India retrieve an American citizen’s digital health records in seconds, to properly be able to diagnose and best treat ailments of that person, in real-time. Additionally, he explained that IBM is working tirelessly with leaders in healthcare to be able to use this technology to hyper-target the source of rogue cell mutations, assisting health care providers to actually be able to prevent the spread of cancer at the source, upon diagnosis. Pretty awesome news.

For boaters like us, some neat details were discussed regarding how IBM, The FUND for Lake George, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY have joined forces on The Jefferson Project, to utilize IBM’s AI technology to track invasive species. The group’s joint effort is currently tracking human behavior and its impact on Lake George, using IBM’s computers and AI technology tracking system as an effort to more proactively be able to prevent the contamination and spread in the future. More great news there. The best part however, is that this technology is already being scaled as a means to track the same activity throughout other bodies of water in Upstate NY, such as Skaneateles.

At IBM, Dr. Kelly is focused on the company’s investments in several of the fastest-growing and most strategic parts of the information technology market. His portfolio includes IBM Analytics, IBM Security and IBM Watson (as seen on Jeopardy, outsmarting human beings), as well as IBM Research and the company’s Intellectual Property team.

He also oversees the specialization of IBM Watson into various industries and domains including IBM Watson Health, IBM Watson Internet of Things, IBM Watson Education, IBM Watson Financial Services and IBM Watson Customer Engagement.

In this role, Dr. Kelly’s top priorities are to stimulate innovation in key areas of information technology and to bring those innovations into the marketplace quickly; to apply these innovations to help IBM clients succeed; and to identify and nurture new and future areas for investment and growth. He works closely with the leaders of these units to drive business development, accelerate technology transfer and invest for the future.

National Safe Boating Week: May 19-25

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

3 Easy, No-Cost Ways to Be Safer on the Water

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 14, 2018 – With the start of boating season and next week’s National Safe Boating Week, May 19–25, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water has three tips to get boaters thinking about safety aboard any type of boat:

1. Open up your boat for a vessel safety check: You may think getting a vessel safety check from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, U.S. Power Squadrons or NY State Law Enforcement can open yourself to problems. However, a no-risk, free vessel safety check does the opposite. It points out both the required and recommended items to have aboard, such as fire extinguishers, life jackets, distress signals, first-aid kits, and engine spark arrestors, and also helps provide a better understanding on the care and use of this critical equipment. Checks are done as a courtesy with no risk to the boater, so you won’t be in trouble if discrepancies are found. Go to to request a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary safety check or for a U.S. Power Squadrons safety check.

2. Believe the numbers – take a safety course: Statistics from the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety show that only 13 percent of all boating deaths in 2016 occurred on vessels where the operator had taken a nationally approved boating safety education course. So take this number to heart – taking a boating safety course improves safety. The BoatUS Foundation offers free online boating safety courses that meet the education requirements in 36 states and also may earn you a boat insurance discount. Go to

3. Give a safety talk before you head out: Taking out guests is half the fun of boating, but before you head out give a little talk about how to stay safe aboard your boat. Some important things to include may be how to distribute weight in a small boat, how to hold on when crossing a wake, how a tuber or water skier should safely reboard after being towed, how the VHF radio works and the location of important safety equipment. Also, give everyone a life jacket to wear or keep in his or her immediate vicinity. If you don’t have a right-sized life jacket for a youngster, borrow one for free at more than 550 locations nationwide from the BoatUS Foundation Life Jacket Loaner Program at

The above information has been provided courtesy of the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water: The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. Funded primarily by donations from the more than half-million members of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nonprofit provides innovative educational outreach directly to boaters and anglers with the aim of reducing accidents and fatalities, increasing stewardship of America’s waterways and keeping boating safe for all. A range of boating safety courses – including 36 free state courses – can be found at


The Great Upstate Boat Show

Monday, February 12th, 2018

The 13th Annual Great Upstate Boat Show is March 2 – 4, 2018 

Some of the best memories are created on the water and if you’ve been thinking about buying a boat or trading up to a newer model, THIS is the show. The Great Upstate Boat Show is the biggest boating sales event between New York City and Montreal. 2017 marked another record year in both attendance and sales, as thousands of folks from all over New York and New England flocked to the event just north of the Lake George Region. Everyone loves a deal, and this show’s organizers have created a wonderful event with a primary focus on saving attendees money on a wide variety of new and preowned boats, as well as a plethora of boating lifestyle accessories.

The most reputable dealers and lifestyle boating vendors throughout the Capital and Adirondack regions of New York will be showcasing the latest technologies for the ultimate on-water experience. Boats being displayed include: Bowriders, Deck Boats, Jet Boats, Ski Boats, Aluminum & Fiberglass Fishing Boats, Classic Wood Boats, Pontoons, Cuddy Cabins, and Cruisers. Personal Watercrafts, Docking Systems, and Engine Outboards will also be on display.

Boat dealers and lifestyle vendors traditionally have their largest selection ready in early March. It’s key selling season at this time and they’re eager to move inventory. A neat addition this year is that when folks purchase a boat, each will have the chance to “Crack The Vault” and win up to $50,000.

A True One-Stop Shopping Experience:

•New & Preowned Boat Sales





•Boat Lifts


•Boating Lifestyle Accessories

Compare, Select & SAVE:

•Over 1500 New & Preowned boats available

•Over 175 Boats on display at the show

•Over 60 Top Boat Brands

Over 20 Leading Upstate, NY Dealers

Over 25 Boating Lifestyle Vendors

Discover Something New or Enter For A Chance To Win:

•Daily Live Seminars

•Daily Contests & Giveaways

For more information, please visit

Boater’s Safety Course 6/25/17

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office and state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation are combining forces to offer a free boater safety course next month in Queensbury.

The course is mandatory for all would-be boaters born after May 1, 1996. Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol officers will be the instructors.

The course is to be held Sunday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is open to those 12 and up

Registration is required, and to register, or for more information, call 518-743-2500, select option 1 and ask for “boater safety course.”

5/30/2017  Source: The Post-Star

The 12th Annual Great Upstate Boat Show Set to Kick Off

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017



Queensbury, NY – The 12th Annual Great Upstate Boat Show: March 31-April 2, 2017

Some of the best memories are created on the water and if you’ve been thinking about buying a boat or trading up to a newer model, you don’t want to miss the 12th Annual Great Upstate Boat Show at Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury – it’s the three best days of the year to SAVE! Don’t miss the biggest boat show and sales event between New York City and Montreal! The most reputable dealers and lifestyle boating vendors throughout the Northeast will be showcasing the latest boats, technologies, and boating lifestyle accessories, all in one location. Boats being displayed include: Bowriders, Deck Boats, Jet Boats, Ski Boats, Aluminum & Fiberglass Fishing Boats, Classic Wood Boats, Pontoons, Cuddy Cabins, and Cruisers. Personal Watercrafts, Docking Systems, and Engine Outboards will also be on display at this year’s show. It’s been a LONG winter and our dealers are ready to move inventory, so you can be sure to SAVE BIG at this show!  AND…after negotiating your best deal here at the show, you save an additional 2% OFF your bottom line price!

It’s All Under One Roof – A True One-Stop Shopping Experience!

•New & Preowned Boat Sales





•Boat Lifts


•Boating Lifestyle Accessories


Compare, Select & SAVE!

•Over 1500 New & Preowned boats available

•Over 175 Boats on display at the show

•Over 60 Top Boat Brands

Over 20 Leading Upstate, NY Dealers

Over 25 Boating Lifestyle Vendors


For Full Details, please visit: