Boats of Bond at the NY Boat Show

25 November, 2005

Calling all Bond fans! The New York National Boat Show, which will take place December 31st 2005 - January 8th 2006 at New York City’s Javits Center, is giving attendees the chance to see five authentic super spy vessels straight out of 007 films.

The Show’s first-ever Boats of Bond Exhibit, presented in association with the Ian Fleming Foundation, will showcase memorabilia and actual boats from 007 thrillers, includingThunderball, Diamonds are Forever, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Onlyand The World is Not Enough . In conjunction with the Exhibit, someone lucky will win a 17’ MX175 (from the same family asMoonraker’s Amazon Chase boat) on a custom Glastron trailer with a 3-liter 135 hp Volvo I/O at the 50th Anniversary Glastron Boat Giveaway (retail value $14,915)

To celebrate the Boats of Bond Exhibit, the NY National Boat Show will host "Bond Day" on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006. Attendees who come in costume as Agent 007, a Bond Girl, a Bond Villain or other principal characters from the five movies with boats represented at the show will receive $2 off admission. Costumed attendees can also enter to win prizes. Judging will take place at 7:00p.m. at the Boats of Bond Exhibit. A special prize will be given to the Bond-alike who best delivers the famous line: "The name is Bond…James Bond."

After the NY National Boat Show, the Boats of Bond Exhibit will be at the Atlanta Boat Show from Jan. 11-15 (AtlantaBoatShow.com), the Baltimore Boat Show from Jan.21-29 (BaltimoreBoatShow.com) and the Atlantic City International Power Boat Show from Feb. 1-5 (acBoatShow.com).
 

About the Boats of Bond

 

Thunderball Tow Sled (1965)

The underwater tow sled was used by James Bond and the villain Largo. There were 14 boats originally built for the production company. Today, there are only two known to exist. The original builder, Jordan Klein, owns the other remaining sled.

Diamonds Are Forever Bath-O-Sub (1971)

The underwater bath-o-sub is one of two originally featured in the film and was used by 007’s nemesis, Blofeld, to escape from the oil-drilling platform that doubled as his headquarters. It can be seen as Blofeld climbs inside and is lowered over the side of the oil platform.

Moonraker Glastron Amazon Chase Boat (1979)

This sleek Glastron Amazon chase boat is often compared to the Aston Martin DB5. With its hidden rocket launchers, floating mines and escaping hang-glider, it was as lethal as its earth bound counterpart. All of the gadgetry seen on this boat actually worked.

For Your Eyes Only Neptune Submarine (1981)

This Neptune submarine is one of two originally built by the film’s production company. This is the actual working wet submersible that was seen throughout most of the film. It had to be operated by stunt men using scuba gear.

 

The World Is Not Enough "Q’s" Jet Boat (1999)

Major Boothroyd’s famous "Q" jet boat. Fifteen "Q" boats were originally built for the production. Today only 8 survive. The Jet Boat that performed the barrel roll stunt seen on the screen will be on display at the NY National Boat Show.
 

About the 2006 New York National Boat Show

Tickets make great stocking stuffers—available after November 14 online at nyBoatShow.com

Celebrate 101 years of fun for the whole family at the world’s longest-running boat show. There’s a boat for every budget and lifestyle with more than 1,000 of the newest and best in boats, plus engines, marine accessories, electronics, fishing equipment, nautical gifts and apparel. It’s easy one-stop shopping for insurance, financing and boater education too.

In addition to the "Boats of Bond," Show highlights include: The New Product Showcase featuring the latest, cutting-edge electronics, gear and boat models; Fetch-N-Fish, the 4,000-gallon giant mobile aquarium with demonstrations of a variety of fishing techniques; I ♥ Boating – an introduction to local and regional waterways and much more. Enter to win a 17’ MX175 (from the same family as Moonraker’s Amazon Chase boat) on a custom Glastron trailer with a 3-liter 135 hp Volvo I/O at the 50th Anniversary Glastron Boat Giveaway (retail value $14,915),, Adirondack Guide Boat (retail value $2,500), and a $1,000 West Marine shopping spree. Visit nyboatshow.com for more info.  

The Show will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Enter from 35th Street & 11th Avenue. From Saturday, Dec. 31 2005, through Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, hours are as follows: Saturday (Dec. 31) SPECIAL NEW YEAR’S EVE DAY HOURS 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Saturday (Jan. 7) 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday (Jan. 1 & Jan. 8) 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Monday – Friday (Jan. 2-6) noon – 8 p.m. Ticket prices are as follows: Adults: $15; NEW --  Children 12 and under FREE (with adult admission); Youth: 13-15 $8 (with adult admission). A special Two-Day Discounted Ticket is $25 and group rates are available (call Wanda at 212.984.7004): $12 each for groups of 10-30; NEW- $10 each for groups over 30. For those who want a more pampered Boat Show experience, try the Elite Fleet Club ticket with special VIP lounge privileges, free drink coupon and hors d’oeuvres: one-day membership $35; two-day membership $60.


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