It would seem the planets aligned perfectly this year for the organizers of the annual Moncton Boat Show. Show producer, Master Promotions, reports a double-digit attendance boost for 2015 and happy exhibitors coming out of the late March show held at Moncton Coliseum in New Brunswick.
Sprague places the Moncton Boat Show's attendance at approximately 10,800 people this year.
"Attendance was up a healthy 15 percent this year,' said Scott Sprague, Show Manager. "People were anxious to put the past few months in the rearview mirror and start thinking about the upcoming boating and fishing seasons, seeking out outdoor products and services, all great therapy from a brutal maritime winter.'
Once again, the show was co-located with the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum and the NB Sportsmen's Show, offering attendees extra show value for their entry dollar.
Exhibitors were pleased not only with the overall attendance, but also with the quality of visitors who attended the show, as evidenced by the strong interest shown and robust sales.
"The 2015 Moncton Boat Show was a definite success for us,' said Kenneth Savoy with Cabano Marine et Sport Inc. "It was the best show we've been to in the past two years – we are still writing orders today with more to come. We were happy to be part of this year's show and are already looking forward to being involved in a bigger way next year.'
"We had the best Friday we've ever had at any show, at any time,' said Brad Fleet with MCT Insurance. "Overall we had a fantastic show – we talked to tons of quality visitors and we love coming to this show and the Moncton Coliseum. The restaurant is great, the facility is clean, and the show is always well organized. We haven't had much better!'
"Our 2015 Moncton Boat Show sales results were our best ever since we started attending this show,' said Dave Trott with Seamasters Services. "We were very pleased with the customer traffic and the quality of the customer at this show.'
Attendee, Laurie Mercer, was this year's door prize recipient, winning a Crestliner CRV 1457 courtesy of Iron Wind Marine and Crestliner.
Master Promotions says it will release additional information on the show's 2016 timing in the near future on the event website (www.monctonboatshow.ca). The organization has been producing trade shows, consumer shows and conferences in Canada since 1973. It also organizes the Halifax International Boat Show – held in February – on behalf of the Atlantic Marine Trades Association.