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The fall boat-buying season got off to a good start in the Pacific Northwest, according to organizers of the Lake Union Boats Alfoat Show, held Sept. 10-14 in Seattle.
Attendance at this years show was up 4 percent, to 10,240, compared to the 2007 numbers. The show, presented by the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association and sponsored by Firemans Fund Insurance, featured more than 260 power- and sailboats exhibited by yacht brokers and dealers from Washington, Oregon, California, Florida and British Columbia.
The 2008 Boats Afloat show was one of the best-attended shows that weve had in recent years, said Allen Powell, president of the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association, in a statement. Attendees that we talked to were excited about boating, well-educated on product and upbeat about the economic prospects in the state.
This is an important bellwether for the recreational boating industry, Powell added.