Boating is the #1 pastime for families on Long Island in the summer. Come see some of the newest boats at the Nassau Coliseum Boat Show!
Friday – February 7th – 4:00 – 8:00
Saturday – February 8th – 11:00 – 8:00
Sunday – February 9th – 11:00 – 6:00
Spending time on the water opens up a whole new world, here are some of our favorite reasons to get your family involved in boating!
Spend quality time with family & friends – Boating connects people like no other- whether cruising along the water with your closest friends or taking your children tubing, boating helps leave stress on land and bond with family and friends in the outdoors. In fact nearly 80% of respondents from a boating habits survey of a 4200 person sampling of members of the nation’s largest boat owners group Boat USA said spending time boating bring their family together.
Make new friends – Nearly 70% of respondents from the same survey has improved their social life. Nearly 66 million American adults went boating last year, that’s a lot of boaters on the water! Boating is an ideal way to meet others passionate about life on the water and connect with those eager to give it a try. After all the best two days in a boaters’ life is on Saturday and Sunday.
Enjoy an affordable leisure activity – Three out of four current boat owners have an average household income of under 100K. There are many options available for those looking to get started in boating with some entry-level boats that are 26 feet and under that can be purchased for $20,000 or less with financing options that can get someone that qualifys on the water for an average of $200 per month.
Find a passport to great activities – Getting on the water is just the start of the fun. Whether you are interested in fishing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, or sightseeing, boating is the perfect gateway to a plethora of exciting outdoor activities.
Boating is closer than you think – There are thousands of waterways ideal for boaters across the country. In fact, 90% of Americans live within an hour’s drive of a navigable body of water.
Unlock a lifelong passion – Nearly three out of four current boaters were introduced to the pastime as a child. Get the whole family involved and introduce a child to a recreational activity that can be enjoyed and shared throughout their lives.
Go high-tech on the high seas – Can’t get enough of the latest gadgets? New marine accessories as GPS navigational systems, fish finders, satellite radio and plasma TV’s create the ultimate boating experience for the tech-savvy boater.
Consider the tax-break – Depending on the size of your purchase a boat can be classified as a second home, which may mean big savings a tax time. If your boat is equipped with a galley kitchen, bathroom and berth or sleeping quarters, it could be classified as a tax-deductible second home. Donating an old boat to charity can also claim a sizable tax deduction. Talk to your lender about tax-deductible interest on boat loans.
Create a home away from home – With air-conditioned cabins, state-of-the-art galley kitchens, extensive entertainment systems and numerous other entertainment systems many boats allow passengers to enjoy the comforts of home on the water.
Learn the ropes – Getting involved in boating is simple. Start with a boater education course. Courses are offered by marinas across the country, it’s a great way for you and your passengers to learn the rules of the water before stepping aboard.