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New Jersey show reports attendance boost

The sixth annual Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo, held Sept. 19-21 in Lakewood, N.J., featured more than 300 new and used boats in more than 130,000 square feet, making it the largest show to date.

The show, which takes place at FirstEnergy Park and is produced by the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey, has grown annually since its inception in 2009.

Attendance was up from last year as the show continues to attract serious buyers and those that know what a great venue it is to find what they are looking for, the trade group said.

Survey results from exhibitors were extremely positive, with an ever-increasing number of new leads and sales reported, as well as strong follow-up after the show, the trade group said.

“The 2014 Jersey Shore Boat Sale and Expo was again a successful venue for us at New Jersey Outboards," general manager Barry Costanzo said in a statement.

"The show continues to grow in size year after year. The MTA/NJ continues to put on an affordable show for both the dealers as well as the general public, with inexpensive admission fees and free parking. Year after year, the MTA/NJ does an outstanding job in preparing and marketing the show and this year was no exception. It is one boat show we will be a part of for years to come."

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