Sales strong, attendance up at Palm Beach Show

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Sales were strong and gate attendance was up approximately 30 percent at the four-day Palm Beach Boat Show, which ended Sunday, according to a story in today’s Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.

Despite inclement weather during its first two days, the show, which displayed about 1,000 boats along the Intracoastal Waterway in downtown West Palm Beach and at the new Palm Beach County Convention Center, drew bigger crowds than last year, the newspaper said.

Kaye Pearson, president of Fort Lauderdale-based Yachting Promotions Inc., which produced and organized the show, said ticket sales at the gate were up about 30 percent from last year, and that the company was still tallying the total for complimentary tickets given to guests by exhibitors, according to the newspaper.

“The Palm Beach show went extremely well for us, better than last year,” said John D’Agostino, general manager of Sunseeker Yachts in Pompano Beach.

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