The 46th Annual Stuart Boat Show was great.
The weather was perfect for people to walk and enjoy the show and not quite good enough to be tempted to go boating.
Manatee Pocket Yacht Sales showed our extensive inventory of boats on five double-sided Dock Boards in front of our booth at the South Entrance of the show. We love this location as we are the first to greet the multitude of bus riders coming from the main parking lot at Witham Field.
Our booth featured a show stopping St. James flats boat built in Pompano and would be perfect as a stylish tender. Many show visitors stopped to admire her and talk. We have one potential buyer.
A major attraction in our booth was a result of our relationship with Freedom Boat Club. We displayed a representative Cobia 237 2019 which drew a lot of traffic and interest bringing more show goers into our booth.
MPYS is the exclusive dealer for all Freedom Boat Club inventory as their fleet is retired from service. Their boats are usually available after reaching 300-500 hours. They are all late model boats and are offered with a one year engine warranty at a very competitive price. For more information please check out our website.
While attendees did stop and talk about our many offerings, most of the traffic was just enjoying the weather and their walk. Even on Saturday, the windiest day, attendance was good and there were plenty of people for our brokers to talk with.
Our inventory goes from 15’ to 61’ and again this year we had boats in the water. They received a lot of attention and positive comments. We are optimistic their offers will come soon.
We hope you made it to the show and saw how well MPYS represented all of our listings.
As a new board member of the Marine Industries Association of the Treasure Coast (MIATC), I viewed the Stuart Boat Show with a renewed and different interest this year.
The MIATC is the owner of the Show and many important causes benefit by the revenue earned through the show and effort of the management, Allsports Productions.
I will be traveling to Tallahassee later this month to see the active lobbying focus of the statewide Marine Industries Association we are part of. Look for future updates on our successes.
Past efforts include the dredging of the Manatee Pocket, support for our Boat Ramps, removing restrictive property setback limits, waterway cleanup, and ongoing awareness campaigns of the value the Marine Industries to our tax base and environmental efforts. We are working with Martin County now to draft legislation regarding derelict boats and getting them off our local waters.
Thanks for supporting the Stuart Boat Show. You are helping us make a difference.
The next three months are some of the most active buying times of the year. Please check out your boat’s traffic.
If we aren’t getting offers, please, let’s talk about her price.