Bargain hunters turn out for marine flea market

Posted on

Organizers of the Dania (Fla.) Marine Flea Market say the March 19-22 event saw a 17 percent increase in attendance this year, despite record rainfall on the third day of the market.

Specific numbers of attendees are not released, founder Al Behrendt told Soundings Trade Only. However, he noted, people were waiting in line for the show to open last Thursday.

“Sales were particularly strong on Thursday and Sunday,” Michelle Despreaux, of Dino North America, said in a statement. “There was little to take back to the plant.”

The flea market, now in its 31st year, was held at Dania Jai Alai, and more than 300 vendors were on hand, an increase of 27 percent from last year, Behrendt said.

The flea market provides an outlet for vendors from the United States and Canada to sell overstocked and used marine equipment as well as “scratch and dent” merchandise or products that are obsolete as a result of model or design changes.

Freedom Waters Foundation, which provides boating opportunities and marine-related education to people with disabilities and youth at risk, raised $10,000 through the sale of donated, used nautical items.

Welcome to TradeOnlyToday’s premium content! To continue reading, please register now, for access to 10 free stories per month. Or subscribe, for unlimited access to all TradeOnlyToday content!

Click here to Register ... it's free!

Basic subscription: Registered members get free access to 10 premium content stories each month!

Click here to Register!

Subscribe ... for unlimited access!

Individual subscription: $29 for unlimited site access for one year.

Small Business subscription: $140 for unlimited site access for up to 10 members of a company for one year.

Corporate subscription: $300 for unlimited site access for all members of a company for one year.

You may close this dialog after seconds.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. For more information, please see our Comments Policy.

Vote Today

Should there be new boating-safety regulations after the three-boat crash in Florida?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Search Boats for Sale

Length
Year
Price

Login to Trade Only Today

Lost Password