The United States 63rd National Boat Show opened at the New York Coliseum on Friday (26 January) night.
The United States 63rd National Boat Show opened at the New York Coliseum on Friday (26 January) night. More than 500 boats were on display, the biggest being a 46-foot (about 14 metres) Bertram yacht with a price tag of 133,500 dollars (about 55,000 pounds sterling).
More than 350,000 people are expected to attend the ten-day exhibition, where last year's sales totalled 56 million dollars (about 23 million pounds sterling).
Boat builders from ten countries are this year competing with United States companies at the boat show.
SYNOPSIS: The United States 63rd national Boat Show opened at the New York Coliseum on Friday night. Biggest vessel on display was a Bertram yacht named "Queen of the Show".
A forty-six-foot yacht, it sleeps eight in luxurious comfort at a price of 133,000 dollars.
Organisers expect more than 350,000 people to visit the ten-day exhibition. Last year sales totalled 56 million dollars.
Along with non-polluting sailboats, there are marine gas turbine boats, super charged diesels and the marine version of the Wankel engine.
Johnson, the motor which powered winners in the Lake Havasue, Paris and Berlin endurance events, is showing the Stinger.
The Hovertrek is new. The machine can travel up to 100 miles per hour over land and sea.