London Boat Show attendance drops 2% amid strong sales

Motorboat & Yachting: Despite strong sales were recorded, the 2016 London Boat Show saw a drop in attendance of 2%.

Strong sales and improved layout contributed to create a positive atmosphere at the 2016 London Boat Show, despite a slight dip in attendance.

British Marine Boat Shows announced that a total of 90,328 people visited the event at London Excel, which is roughly 2% down compared to last year’s figure of 92,288.

Managing director at British Marine Boat Shows, said: “The quality of business achieved coupled with the fantastic attractions on offer and celebrity faces seen, has resulted in the 62nd London Boat Show being yet another successful show.

“At the heart of one of the world’s most pioneering capital cities, we have showcased the rich heritage of both British and international boating, latest marine innovations and designs to a global audience.”

Sales director at Sunseeker said: “This has been our most successful London Boat Show for a number of years. It is an excellent barometer of sales to come in 2016.”

He added that the Sunseeker team met with more clients and prospects that ever before, eclipsing their pre-recessionary levels of interest and resulting in a 55% year-on-year increase in forward orders.

See article at Motorboat & Yachting

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