New England Boat Show Reports Strong Attendance, Sales
February 23, 2012
Patriot Ledger: Recreational boating sales are expected to rise to their highest level since 2007 as consumer confidence improves. The increased optimism is reflected in the expanded Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show, which occupies 360,000 square feet at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston through Sunday (February 19).
This year’s exhibit space is 40 percent larger than last year’s, and the turnout from dealers and manufacturers is the strongest since 2008, said Joe O’Neal, the show’s manager.