Is Going to a Boat Show a Good Idea?

Posted By Sean Horsfall On January 31, 2023
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Some boat dealers will say that boat shows are a waste of money. They are right that they do take resources to pull off (time and money). Purely from a financial standpoint, working with a dealer that does not display at a boat show makes logical sense. However, you might want to consider the other argument. 

Going to a boat show can be a great idea for several reasons:

  1. Wide Selection: Boat shows typically offer a wide selection of boats from various manufacturers, allowing you to compare and choose the one that best fits your needs. You will never have a more efficient way to view several boats and dealers at one time.

  2. Expert Advice: You can talk to experts in the field and get advice on the latest boating technology, maintenance tips, and more.

  3. Hands-On Experience: Many boat shows offer the opportunity to get on board and explore the boats, giving you a hands-on experience of what it would be like to own one.

  4. Special Deals and Discounts: Boat shows often offer special deals and discounts on boats and boating equipment, making it a great opportunity to purchase what you need at a discounted price.

  5. Networking: Attending a boat show can be a great opportunity to connect with other boaters, exchange ideas, and expand your network.

  6. Fun and Entertainment: Boat shows are often fun and entertaining events, with live music, food, drinks, and other activities to keep you engaged and entertained.

  7. Timing: The boating season approaches fast and inventory is often at it's peak before the the season. It gives you more options and choice.

Overall, a boat show can be a valuable experience for anyone who is interested in boating, providing a comprehensive look at the latest products, technology, and services in the industry.