Round Boat is Centerpiece of Boating Information Center at 2016 Central New York Boat Show
Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - Press Release

Get a First Look at the 2016 Clean Campaign's Boat Before It Hits the Exhibit Circuit


Dave White, New York Sea Grant, E:, P: 315.312.3042

Drew Wickham, CNY Boat Show Manager, E:, P: 585-526-5460

Kara Lynn Dunn, Publicist, E:, P: 315.465.7578

PHOTO (at left): The safety message shared by New York Sea Grant at the Central New York Boat Show includes pets. Photo: Brian P. Whattam / Central New York Boat Show

Syracuse, NY, February 17, 2016 - The Boating Information Center for the 2016 Central New York Boat Show at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse from February 18 to 21 will feature:

  • 2016 Discover Clean and Safe Boating campaign
  • Aquatic invasive species prevention and management information
  • Clean, Drain, Dry watercraft inspection information
  • New York Sea Grant
  • NYS Canal Corporation
  • NYS Marine Services Bureau trailer
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • U.S. Power Squadron with a boating simulator
The centerpiece of the Boating Information Center is a 7-foot round boat that is the 2016 New York Sea Grant Discover Clean and Safe Boating educational vessel. Get a sneak peek of the round boat at the Central New York Boat Show prior it going public during the 2016 Clean campaign, which launches in April for the start of exhibit season.
The Boating Information Center is located at the entrance to the Exhibit Building, one of three buildings filled with hundreds of boats of all sizes and styles.
The 2016 Central New York Boat Show hours are 1 pm to 9 pm on Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19; 10 am to 9 pm on Saturday, February 20; and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, February 21. Admission is $10 per person, 13 and younger free. Free parking and shuttle are provided. Learn more at

New York Sea Grant Coastal Recreation Specialist Dave White with a past Discover Clean and Safe Boating educational vessel at the show. The new one, a round boat, will be revealed at the 2016 Central New York Boat Show. Photo: Brian P. Whattam / Central New York Boat Show

The floor of the 2013 Central New York Boat Show. Come see how things look this year when the Show returns to Syracuse, NY from February 18th-21st. Photo: Brian P. Whattam / Central New York Boat Show

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NSGCP engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting scientific research, education, training and extension projects designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our aquatic resources. Through its statewide network of integrated services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources since 1971.

New York Sea Grant maintains Great Lakes offices at SUNY Buffalo, the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark and at SUNY Oswego.

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