The Michigan Boating Industries Association, producers of the 52nd annual Detroit Boat Show, reported an increase in boat sales during the opening weekend of the nine-day event.
"We are very pleased with the first two-days of the show. Serious buyers are coming to the Detroit Boat Show, as they realize this is a perfect time to buy a boat while interest rates are low and great buying opportunities exist," show manager Van Snider said. "I think people are tired of putting their life on hold because of the bad economy. Now that things seem to be turning around, people are more compelled to invest in quality time with friends and family, which is what you get with a boat."
The Detroit Boat Show also offers special promotions and features like the wakeboard simulator, Capt'n Willie and the Kids Boating Clinic, Lego Boat Building Contest, Crack the Safe to win $25,000 to spend at the show, free seminars, Discover Boating Center, Adopt a Pet Weekends and Spring Training at the show.