Attendance at Norwalk show down 11 percent, but dealers report a buying crowd


The Norwalk Boat Show closed Sunday after its four-day run in Norwalk, Conn., attracting 12,814 attendees.

The showgoer total was down 11 percent from 2018, but exhibitors said the event drew a buying crowd, with leads and strong end-of-season sales, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, which owns the show.

Some exhibitors said it was their best Norwalk show ever.

The annual Boating Career Day, hosted in partnership with the Connecticut Marine Trades Association, expanded this year into a two-day event in conjunction with the first-ever job fair.

Fox 5 New York shot live on Friday and reached more than 100,000 viewers, according to the NMMA. Click here for that coverage.


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