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N.Y. Boat show
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posted 01-13-2010 02:48 PM ET (US)
Be sure to stop by and say hello 1/23 to the Whaler pavillion as we kick off " Manhattan 2010.
posted 01-21-2010 03:01 PM ET (US)
Heading over the boat show after work.
I don't have a camera, but I will post if I see anything worth noting.
Will anybody else be there this evening?
posted 01-22-2010 08:06 AM ET (US)
Dan - How was the show? Was it well attended?
I might bring the family in this weekend.
posted 01-22-2010 09:01 AM ET (US)
I would estimate the size of the show as half of what it was 2 to 3 years ago. In the past I have gone to the show on a weekend, so it is difficult to estimate what the crowd will be like this weekend.
However, there were not many people there last night between 5PM and 7PM. Attendees were outnumbered by exhibitors. Among small exhibitors, there was only 1 canvas/upholstery maker. There used to be several who would display.
Boston Whaler had the following boats displayed: 130 Super Sport, 2 - 150 Super Sports, 170 Montauk, 230 Dauntless, 250 Outrage, 285 Conquest, 320 Outrage, 370 Outrage.
There was no Ventura model displayed. On flat screens they were playing the same marketing video I have seen several times, which includes Clark Roberts talking about his passion for whalers. No new material there.
The show was a little disappointing to me, but that may be because the weeknight has less energy than the weekend.
I did speak with a number of exhibitors about sales, and most told me, very candidly, that they had not yet closed a sale, and many said they were hoping to close 1 to pay for the entrance fee.
Given that bonuses on Wall Street are up this year, I expect that manufacturers of larger, more flashy boats, such as Sea Ray, stand a better chance of selling a few boats this year.
The high end market and the low end market typically return before the mid-market.
I have a couple of pictures I took on my Blackberry and I will try to post them tonight.
posted 01-22-2010 09:42 PM ET (US)
Dan - Thanks for the comprehensive report. Sounds like my kind of show. I'll report back with pix's IF I get to go.
posted 01-23-2010 09:57 AM ET (US)
In the far back right of the exhibit hall, be sure to stop and look over the 2 Back Cove Yachts.
They are beautiful. I am very drawn to the lines of the Down East lobster boat style.
There was also 1 Eastern Boat. I cannot recall the size. They are very nice boats. Simple, with very nice lines.
posted 01-23-2010 06:35 PM ET (US)
Alittle differnt there today as Boston Whaler embraced the Largest Owners Event ever, anywhere ! A slideshow cycled on the flatscreens of past Manhattan Runs , and Flyers were distributed to owners.
The show overall is 1/2 the size with the wall drawn cutting the space,good attendence today and the sale of 370 Outrage hull #7. ($393,000)
posted 01-23-2010 07:00 PM ET (US)
I see Ed McCarthy was there. He's a good guy.
The 370 Outrage was marked as sold when I was there Thursday.
posted 01-23-2010 09:46 PM ET (US)
Glad to hear they embrassed the 2010 Manhattan Run.
Glad Traci got to use all the material I and other sent her.
Least we could do.
I'd think the shows are going to be a bit light with the economy, jobs and the like. I have yet to see a show this year and in past years they were disapointing in DC and Annapolis, so I have not attended one in a couple of years.
Used to be you could make a deal on a boat or motor that dealers didn't want to take back to the shop. But I don't know that it holds water anymore..
Glad you got to play:) Did Billy Joel have any of his custom boats there??? hehe
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