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Houston show opens Friday

The Houston Boat, Sport and Travel Show will begin Friday with sold-out floor space and more than 1,000 boats on display.

Vendors were upbeat Monday during the setup at the show.

Dave Foulkrod, of Nautic Global Group, told KHOU News that builders and dealers were “in an early scramble this year.”

“We're all here running during the holidays to get the boat show set up. Floor space is 100 percent sold out,” Foulkrod told the station.

"Texas employment, the Texas economy has been growing," Foulkrod said. "We have consumers with some disposable income here wanting to enjoy themselves."

Local vendors say sales were strong this fall and they expect them to get even stronger once the show starts at 1 p.m. Friday.

"This show really sets the tone for our year," Foulkrod said. "We'll generally get a lot of business from this show and set deliveries for the next month."

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