Charleston Boat Show sees large increase in attendance

2012 Charleston Boat Show

February 3, 2012
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GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Charleston Boat Show, which ran Jan. 27-29, saw an increase in attendance of 42 percent this year compared to 2011, according to organizers.

The show’s producers, JBM Associates, reported more than 127 sales during the show.

Craig Freeman, sales manager/partner at Barrier Island Marine, said in a statement, “The team at Barrier Island Marine is very pleased with the 2012 Charleston Boat Show. We had our best show in our company history. Attendance was up but more importantly everyone we talked to had a positive attitude. The boating lifestyle is alive and well in the low country.”

Jacqui Bomar, president of JBM Associates, said the show helped meet pent-up consumer demand.

“The Charleston Boat Show has always been a strong show,” Bomar said. “We believe there was a lot of pent-up demand over the past couple of years and people were ready to get back on the water and enjoy the boating lifestyle. It is Charleston after all.”

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