Norwalk Boat Show attendance increases 12 percent

National Marine Manufacturers Association
September 25, 2012
Filed under News

Press Release

The 2012 Progressive Norwalk Boat Show closed yesterday with attendance up 12% over last year’s event. Beautiful weekend weather, a wide variety of new boats and models, and new attractions drew 16,970 people through its gates, and show organizers are hearing positive reports on sales and leads from dealers.

Below are a list of quotes from show exhibitors:

“We’ve spent a lot of time with prospects compared to other years. The Norwalk show was a great one for us,” Wilde Yacht Sales, Ben Wild

“Saturday was phenomenal. The quality of leads exceeds past years,” Springline Yacht Sales, Rick Dietrich

“Traffic is strong. We sold ten boats at the show!” G & R Marine, Bryan Douglas

“The quality of the crowd was excellent. We sold more boats in Norwalk than other shows this year,” Standish Yacht, Ken Hilton

"We have orders on product that we didn't even bring to the show and have sold a few kayaks.  We had a great show," Scott hardy, Boat Locker


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