Dealers exhibiting at last weekend's Port Credit In-Water Boat Show, hosted by the Port Credit Harbour Marina and The Store, Mason's Chandlery, showed more than 100 boats through a combination on in-water and dryland displays.
Perfect weather – warm temperatures and bright sunshine – put show visitors in a buying mood. John Armstrong, Manager, Mainship Sales, sold a Mainship 35, while Don Hyde Marine reported sales on two powerboats as a direct result of the show, with good leads on additional boats. Slavek Krolikiewicz of North Lakes Yachting stated that he was impressed with the quality of the clientele that came to the show, and received offers on two of his sailboats.
“It was a great show and very success for us,” stated Kevin Flynn of Yachttime. “We met a lot of new boaters exploring different options on how to enter into boating.” First time exhibitor Brian Chapman of UK-Halsey Sailmakers also had a successful weekend. “We took 3 orders, with deposits, as well as many quote requests.”
Bob Mitchell of Amphibious Boats said that the show 'exceeded his expectations'. His 6.1M recreational RIB, complete with wheels, received a lot of attention.
“We had a number of new exhibitors and new boats this year. We also added a number of new features and made some changes that were reflected in the great comments we received from both attendees and exhibitors” said Show Manager Lori Mason. “We've got some great ideas for next year and looking forward to an even better show in 2011.”
The 2011 Port Credit In-Water Boat Show will be held at the Port Credit Harbour Marina from August 26 to 28.