This year’s International Marina and Boatyard Conference broke all attendance levels, with more than 600 participants perusing the exhibit hall and sitting in on educational seminars.
IMBC had a total attendance of 577 last year and 550 in 2007.
Held Jan. 25-28 in Fort Lauderdale, the IMBC is produced by the Association of Marina Industries and the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association. In addition to the increased attendance, organizers reported higher exhibit sales and sponsorships for the 2009 event.
“We are pleased with the positive turnout and energy among participants this year,” said Jim Frye, AMI president and chairman, in a statement.