Los Angeles show reports attendance boost

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The 56th annual Los Angeles Boat Show, which took place Feb. 9-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, saw an increase in attendance of 10 percent from last year, according to show producer Dave Geoffroy, executive director of the Southern California Marine Association.

Specific attendance figures were not released.

“We had more boats on display this year and the exhibitors we spoke with had positive feedback and were pleased with leads and boat sales at the show,” Geoffroy said in a statement.

“The show was jam-packed with fun and activities for the whole family. We worked hard in our marketing and public relations to stimulate attendance, and it paid off,” he added. “We’re pleased that the boating industry is seeing increases in attendance at many boat shows and that some growth is occurring in the Southern California market. This is a good sign for the economy and for boating enthusiasts.”

This year’s show featured everything from affordable, family-oriented boats to luxurious motoryachts, speedboats, fishing boats, family cruisers, and boating and marine accessories.

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