VIDEO: Soundings sponsors new Connecticut boat show

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Soundings Publications was named exclusive media sponsor for the new Spring Boat Show to be held April 23-25 in Essex, Conn.

"Essex will be a great venue for this new spring show," said Bill Sisson, editor of Soundings and Soundings Trade Only magazines. "From trawlers and tugs to sailboats and express cruisers, this little show will offer the public a good number of quality builders and models."

The Spring Boat Show will bring together Soundings and Brewer Dauntless Shipyard & Marina with five Essex-based dealers and brokers: Boatworks Yacht Sales, Wilde Yacht Sales, Eastland Yachts, Hank Aldrich Yacht Sales and Prestige Yacht Sales.

More than 50 new and used sail- and powerboats from 25 to 72 feet will be on display.

{flv}spring_show{/flv}

Trade Only editor Bill Sisson discusses the emerging trend of “boutique” boat shows with Doug Domenie, vice president and general manager of Brewer Dauntless Shipyard & Marina, an organizer of the April 23-25 Spring Boat Show in Essex, Conn. Look for an analysis of the changing boat show landscape in an upcoming issue of Soundings Trade Only. Mobile users, click here to watch on YouTube.

Essex, a historic maritime village on the lower Connecticut River, is home to a number of high-quality brokers and dealers, which means variety for consumers. That's one advantage to a regional show, said Ben Wilde, president of Wilde Yacht Sales.

"There are certain people who don't want to go to a big show. I think this is an event that can really develop," said Wilde.

Consumers can also board brokerage boats at the Spring Boat Show, something you don't find at a larger show, said Dick Nolan, owner of Eastland Yachts.

"A lot of boat shows don't allow or limit the number of used boats, but many boaters these days are looking for a used vessel," said Nolan.

Eastland Yachts plans to display between 10 and 12 boats, both new and brokerage.

Click here for the full release.

Related

Distributor Expands ePropulsion Sales Territory

Mack Boring will now offer ePropulsion’s electric outboards in the entire North American and Central American markets.

Registration Still Open for NMMA Webinar

The March 4 State of the Industry webinar includes the presentation of the Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards and the Alan J. Freedman Award.

Rollick Secures $8.5 million in Funding

The market strategists said Web traffic in the third quarter of 2020 was up 245 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Time to Cry Foul Over Erie Canal Changes

An act has been introduced in the waning days of New York’s annual budget process that allows no opportunity for public input.

Service to Send $1 Billion to State Wildlife Agencies

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will distribute funds to states to bolster conservation projects and recreational opportunities.

Quick Hits: March 1, 2021

Safe Harbor Newport Shipyard adds SF Marina floating dock array.

Patrick Supports Care Camps

The outdoors camps for children with cancer receive a first-time gift and marketing support from Patrick Industries.

Brunswick Creates Autonomy Position

The company promoted Jason Arbuckle to marine autonomy technology lead, with a focus on incorporating autonomous and driver-assist features into its product line.