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Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show reports attendance gain

Organizers of the 2017 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show said attendance was up 7 percent.

Organizers of the 2017 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show said attendance was up 7 percent last week at the four-day Northern California event.

The show was held April 6-9 at the Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor on the waterfront in Richmond, Calif.

Organizers said the event overcame the effects of a storm that struck the area on the evening of April 6, damaging a portion of the in-water boats and displays.

“Thankfully, exhibitors and show management worked together to overcome the storm damage and open the show by 11 a.m. [Friday] morning, so we were able to continue the show throughout the weekend,” Sail America president Jim Abel said in a statement. “We are grateful for everyone’s efforts.”

The show featured an expanded in-water display with a new Motor Yacht Showcase and dozens more exhibitors inside the Craneway Pavilion and in a new Exhibitor Tent at the marina. Organizers said that more than 100 seminars, free and paid, were well attended; more than 2,000 people participated this year.

“As expected, the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show delivered an awesome venue and a dedicated crowd,” Mantus Anchors CEO Gregory Kutsen said. “We are very glad we came and certainly plan to return to the show in 2018."

The show will return April 12-15 next year at the same location.

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