Boats provide the only layer of protection between bare feet and an ocean of jagged Atlantean ruins, between bare feet and toe-collecting barracudas, and between bare feet and grabby reverse mermaids. Find something to support sensitive shoe-fillers with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get a one-day admission pass to the 106th annual New York Boat Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (up to a $12 value). The show takes place on Wednesday, January 19, through Sunday, January 23, 2011. One of the longest-running boat shows in America, the New York Boat Show offers discounts on a fleet of vessels, financing help, and a host of speakers. Hunt for watertight bargains on hundreds of ships driven by sail, motor, or seahorse team. A history of American boating exhibit will enthrall modern mariners with century-old craft and paraphernalia from the bygone era before the advent of the virtual ocean. Events include a boat-handling clinic, seminars on fishing and navigation, and an appearance by Deadliest Catch star Russell Newberry. Ages 15 and under get free admission with a paid adult.
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