Exhibitors say sales were brisk amid signs that the overall market is on an upward track
St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show
The St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, the largest boat show on the Gulf Coast, brings hundreds of powerboats and sailboats, including family cruisers, runabouts, fishing boats and sailing yachts, to the Progress Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park. The show is held annually in early December.
Boat dealers, manufacturers and other exhibitors at the 36th annual St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show reported strong selling activity despite a 6 percent decrease in overall attendance at the four-day event. The number of new and used boats at the show rose 3 percent.
I spent two days at the St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show last week and came away with a couple of positive stories. I’ll share the first today. Look for the second in Wednesday’s newsletter.
The 36th annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Boat Show wrapped up Sunday. Final attendance numbers are currently unavailable, but I was able to catch up with Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III late Friday afternoon to talk about the pace of sales, show attendance, the overall health of the industry and the importance of educating potential…more
After a strong first day and a good weather forecast, organizers of the 36th St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show expect to draw healthy crowds today and throughout the weekend.
Discover Sailing will offer several programs designed to get attendees at this year’s St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show out on the water.
The St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show will start on Thursday and continue through Sunday.
St. Petersburg’s sparkling new waterfront provides a more conducive setting for boat sales Boat companies and dealers were busy closing deals and hosting sea trials for potential buyers in December after the St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show. Everglades Boats of Edgewater, Fla., for instance, sold a 243 center console with a second helm station.…more
The 2012 St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show wrapped up Sunday with a 5.2 percent increase in overall attendance compared to 2011. “All in all it was a good show with strong attendance,” said Ricardo D. Strul, vice president and CFO of Show Management, the company that owns, manages and produces the show. “The mood…more
The 35th St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show got off to a strong start on Thursday with a 25 percent spike in attendance on the first day from last year. “We’re encouraged by the exhibitor participation and by the strong first-day attendance,” said Ricardo D. Strul, vice president and CFO of Show Management, the company…more