South Florida dealers report improved sales, mood

FORT MEYERS, Fla. — South Florida dealers are noticing an uptick in boat sales, according to an article in the Fort Meyers News Press.

The article notes an increase in consumers and vendors attending boat shows, and that dealers and marinas have seen increased action. Tom Hansen, president of The Boat House of Cape Coral, said his sales are up 10 percent year-to-date, which is better than the national trends.

Dealers interviewed said they noticed increased interest in lower-cost and smaller boats.

BI editor in chief Liz Walz also weighed in with her perspective on national trends and sales.

To read the article, go to: Lee, Collier county boat dealers say 2011 looks like a better year

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