North America's largest indoor boat show, bid farewell to another successful year this past Sunday with many exhibitors reporting strong sales results, despite a slight dip in attendance due to inclement weather.
The 2019 Show attendance totalled 73,464 down 5% from 2018, having experienced 8 out of 10 days with major snowfall, ice and extreme cold across the province. The closing weekend had over 1,800 e-tickets unredeemed, likely due to weather conditions.
"Show results and exhibitor feedback have exceeded expectations this year," said Cynthia Hare, Show Manager. "Exhibitors were feeling unsure heading into the new year of what the retail environment would be; however, our continued focus on helping more people become boaters, providing an experiential environment to grow knowledge, and new exciting initiatives have all contributed to a strong show and quality attendees."
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