Moving the dates from the start of the new year to later in the month has been “a game changer,” said show manager Jon Pritko.
“Boats are flying off the show floor,” said National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich.
“The Jeanneau booth is mobbed,” said Jeanneau and Prestige America president Nick Harvey. “The outboards there, which are proudly made in America now, were a big hit. I went to say ‘hi’ to my dealer, and I could not get out of the booth.”
“Yesterday was very strong, and today has been good, too,” Aaron Krenzer, Northeast regional sales manager for Chaparral Boats, said Thursday at the show. “People are coming here ready to buy.”
Mercury Marine invited New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, who was an All-Star in 2015, to sign autographs for the company. “I’m excited to be a part of the Mercury engine family,” DeGrom said as he posed for pictures with fans.