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Attendance at the 2010 Miami International Boat show was down slightly from the previous year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.
The NMMA says 91,415 people attended this year’s show, compared to 96,736 in 2009. That’s a 5.5 percent drop in attendance, which the association says is typical to what it’s been seeing across the board this year.
In addition, a nor’easter hindered travel to the show for many attendees.
“Exhibitors across the board are reporting a great show with significant sales increases from last year and, despite the drop in temperatures, we had very solid weekend in attendance,” show manager Cathy Rick-Joule said. “The accessory exhibitors are reporting that they are up from last year between 20-30 percent and boats [were] sold.”