The New York State Fair might be over for this year, but the fairgrounds are still bustling with activity.
The Clear’em Out Fall Boat Show & Sale has taken over the Exposition Center. More than 150 boats and other watercraft are on display, and dealers are ready to make help you with your purchase.
“We have 14 dealers who have boats on display, and they’d love to have you own them rather than they own them all winter long” says Boat Show Manager Drew Wickham. “Even storage can be incorporated into the deal, you know maybe you don’t have a place to put it but they’ll store it for you during the winter and have it ready for you first thing in the spring and you’re ready to go.”
Sailboats, fishing boats, sport boats, cruisers, pontoon boats and more are all on display. Many are brand-new, but used and demonstration boats are also on-site and ready to be purchased.
Empire Dock & Lift
German Brothers Marina
Kelley Marine Center
Oneida Lake Marina
Dealers and sales associates will be on hand to help you figure out what you type of boat or watercraft is best for you, in part based on what you plan to do with it and where you plan to use it.
“There are some deals out here that I think probably haven’t been seen in several years” says Wickham. “Some of our dealers had some rough times up on the big lake (Lake Ontario) with the high water. The season hasn’t been the greatest and so there’s folks out here, dealers who want these boats to in your hands, not in their yards and so they’re going to make some deals to make that happen.”
The Clear’em Out Fall Boat Show & Sale is happening September 6 through 9th, at the Exposition Center at the New York State Fairgrounds. Hours are 1pm to 8pm on Friday, 10am to 8pm Saturday, and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. Admission is $5 per person, with children 13 and under getting in free. Parking is also free.