Rising interest rates, sticker prices, fuel and insurance costs will definitely hurt the performance boat market. 1100 boats are in the OSO classified and I think it keeps rising daily. A boat is a recreational luxury item and if people are getting squeezed financially in their everyday life the weekend fun will be reeled in or eliminated completely. This will affect other markets too like luxury cars, season tickets, 2nd homes etc.
The stock market may recoup some riches for some but I would be willing to bet Poker Runs this year in general will be down in attendance and most will put less hours on their boat in 2006 then in years past.
That being said I will hit the next 6 FPC Poker Runs!