Tips for Trailering Safety

  source: Boating Magazine The first step in safe towing is to make sure the trailer tires are suitable for the size of the boat being towed. This is important to check on your vehicle too because towing an extra load puts a lot more stress and weight relying on your vehicle to safely pull… Read More

DEC photo contest for Female Anglers

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is running a photo contest called “WomenHuntFishNY” for female anglers-of all ages in New York State. The contest begins June 17 and will be open until July 8. The “WomenHuntFishNY” contest categories includes but is not limited to freshwater fishing, saltwater fishing, and Ice fishing. In addition, the contest… Read More

New Boating Safety Legislation makes it’s way to Gov. Cuomo’s desk

Sources: Patch, WRGB Albany Boating safety in New York State will likely see improvement with new legislation on its way to Governor Cuomo’s desk to receive his signature. Current boating safety legislation requires only people born after May, 1996 to have a boater’s safety course certificate otherwise known as a boater’s license. “Brianna’s Law” was… Read More

NYS allocates $190,000 to the Capital Region to combat invasive species

Source: Post Star NYS is allocating $2.8 million of the Environmental Protection Fund to help fight the war on aquatic invasive species. The Capital Region will see some of this funding thanks to the Environmental Protection Fund working together with the State Department of Environmental Conservation to grant $190,000 to local towns and organizations. The… Read More

Celebrity Mike Rowe Offers Trades Scholarship

This is an amazing effort by celebrity, Mike Rowe.…/ Did you know that 95% of all boats sold in the U.S. are made right here in the U.S.A? Today, U.S. marine manufacturing supports over 650,000 jobs and 34,833 businesses. The boating industry is growing steadily yet it’s facing a shortage of new, qualified workers…. Read More

The Great Upstate Boat Show Another Success

Despite the looming possibility of the Fed raising interest rates in recent weeks, it was another positive year for The Great Upstate Boat Show this past weekend. The leading Upstate NY boat dealers and lifestyle vendors put on some very impressive displays. Some attendees who’ve visited other shows, such as the New York Boat Show… Read More

NYS Canal Corp. Votes To Waive Fees For Recreational Boats Until 2021

CANAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES THREE-YEAR WAIVER OF TOLLS FOR RECREATIONAL BOATS Dates for Navigation Season Through 2021 are Also Released WHITE PLAINS—The New York State Canal Corporation Board of Directors today approved a continued waiver of tolls for recreational vessels through 2021, following two years of toll-free travel that saw increases in canal traffic. The tolls,… Read More

Find Year-End Boat Deals

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… Read More

Winterizing Your Boat

5 STEPS TO WINTERIZING YOUR BOAT As temperatures start to drop in the Northeast, all boat owners know it’s the sad time of year when you try to get that one last joy ride in before the boating season comes to a close. It’s also that time of year when you need start thinking about… Read More