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Miami show attendance reported

Attendance at the 2010 Miami International Boat show was down slightly from the previous year, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

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The NMMA says 91,415 people attended this year's show, compared to 96,736 in 2009. That's a 5.5 percent drop in attendance, which the association says is typical to what it's been seeing across the board this year.

In addition, a nor'easter hindered travel to the show for many attendees.

"Exhibitors across the board are reporting a great show with significant sales increases from last year and, despite the drop in temperatures, we had very solid weekend in attendance," show manager Cathy Rick-Joule said. "The accessory exhibitors are reporting that they are up from last year between 20-30 percent and boats [were] sold."

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