When buying your first boat, the boat show is a great place to begin. It’s also a great place for veterans to learn what’s new, whether it’s in boats, electrical or laws changing.
In an interview with Joe O’Neal, show director for the New England Boat Show in Boston, he talked about his main goal for the show. “The goal is,” according to O’Neal, “to create a marketplace for the dealers and the manufacturers to sell all their products. And to create a marketplace for the consumer to come in and hopefully in one day or two days, view everything they need to view to make a decision. You can imagine how much time, effort and money you have to put in to go from dealership to dealership trying to figure out what you want for a boat. So, it’s really a win-win situation for the consumer and the dealer.”
The show also offers a variety of seminars such as: knot tying, navigation, qualifying for a captain’s license, radio communications, boating for women, etc.
Working the Showroom Floor Efficiently
At first glance, walking onto the showroom floor can be overwhelming. In order to get the most out of your day, you need to have a plan of action. So, what’s the best way to get the most out of a boat show?