The 2016 Moncton Boat Show took place April 1-3, 2016 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex. The show was co-located with the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum and the NB Sportsmen’s Show again this year, offering those in attendance several options for outdoor activities.
“With a record-high audience last year, we were pleasantly surprised that attendance was up again,” said Scott Sprague, show manager. “A slight increase over 2015 numbers means that this was our largest audience to date for the Moncton Boat Show! The packed aisles gave evidence of this, along with steady sales for boats and accessories."
Exhibitor comments focused on the strong sales as well as the quality of visitors, who came to the show in the mood to buy and looking ahead to the boating season. “We had a wonderful time at the Moncton Boat Show this year,” said Chris Shaw, The Binnacle. “Attendance seemed to be up on Friday and Saturday and we had a nice sales boost because of that. We really appreciate the facility and the ability to move in and out so quickly and easily; it's very valuable to us!”
“This was our first ever Boat Show in Moncton, Neb. Our experience was truly exceptional – it exceeded our expectations and we are delighted with the results,” said Pat Guitard, Bass Pro Shops. “Bass Pro Shops is about creating an experience with our guests and the show allowed us to create that opportunity, meeting people from all over the Maritimes and building strong and lasting relationships. All three days we experienced fantastic traffic through our locations, with very positive feedback from our visitors. All in all, a successful show with outstanding results!”
Congratulations to Georgie L. Hennick, winner of a Boating Safety Kit courtesy of Quartermaster Marine, and Douglas Irving, winner of two general admission weekend passes to the Cavendish Beach Music Festival. Thank you to the crew at Discover Boating for their generous support of this year’s show, along with the show’s media partners: C103 and XL Country 96.9.
For information on the 2017 edition of the Moncton Boat Show, head to www.MonctonBoatShow.ca.