BOSTON – A 20-percent expansion of the dock area is planned for the Boston International In-Water Boat Show, scheduled for Sept. 30 thru Oct. 3 at the World Trade Center on Boston Harbor, the show’s producer said in a press release yesterday.
The show will purchase new docks for the expansion to accommodate a larger and more diverse group of in-water exhibits. The primary target for new exhibitors will be larger yachts, sailboats and trawlers, said show producer Warran Kelly.
Exhibitors have recorded over 50 million dollars in boat sales since the show began in 1999, according to organizers. As a result, it has enjoyed continuous growth in its exhibitor base as well as in attendance year after year.
A continued “sold out” situation, along with a recovering economy, has convinced the show’s owners that the time is right for expansion, organizers reported.
The World Trade Center on Boston Harbor houses over 100,000 sq. ft. of boats and service vendors indoors as well as over three acres of boats in-water, according to the show’s organizers.