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The Value of Boat Shows

by Norm Schultz

As the fall boat show season looms, the Orlando Boat Show wrapped up a strong run Sunday in Florida, providing further evidence that buyers are still plentiful, shows still draw them in, and dealers are making sales.

“Attendance at this event indicates that the public still has a great interest in boating and the boating lifestyle. Our sales exceeded our expectations,” said Joe Lewis, general manager of Mount Dora Boating Center & Marina.

Twenty-two of central Florida’s top dealers, representing more than 80 builders, filled the show with nearly 400 boats, from pontoons to offshore center consoles. The show was held at the Orange County Convention Center and is produced by the Marine Industry Association of Central Florida.

“The Orlando Boat Show was very... [read more]


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