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Old 01-15-2011, 07:54 PM
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I got to the Toronto show every year, DEFINATELY gone downhill from a "performance boat" standpoint, sign of the times I guess? And in all honesty, most dealers probably sell 10 19ft bowriders on trailers for every one 35ft offshore they sell.

I am thinking of making it to the Miami show one year, I hear its a really good show for performance show.

The last few years, I have treated the boats at the show as "secondary" My main intent now is talking to vendors about electronics, accessories, docking stuff, stuff like that

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Old 01-15-2011, 08:05 PM
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Best show for performance boats is Miami FL
Feb 14th.
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Back4More
Any Formula's?
Only crusiers, with the exception of one of the new 29 fx's. From what I was told they are building a new 353 for the Miami show. If the Munson brothers didn't participate in that show, there wouldn't be one.
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Originally Posted by IinsureU
L.A. Boat show coming up here in less than a month I think and was very weak last year. Will be interesting to see if more exhibitors and manufacturers show up this year with the ever so slight uptick in the economy.
It was really bad!!!! DCB stole the show last year. Hopefully this year will be better
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I went every year hoping it would get better but it gets worse I think.. I skipped it this year, it a waste of time
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Originally Posted by Wally
seems to be less and less power each year...i didnt bother going last year, nor will i this year.
less power
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I went to Shogren's on Saturday instead. 98% of everything there is a performance boat. Had a great time looking and didn't have to weed throught the fishing boats and family cruisers to find a performance boat.

Much better time and there wasn't a parking attending looking for $19.

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Other than the 45 Formula, the old wood boats were the only thing I found interesting. There was a pretty decent crowd there Saturday.
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The 400SS at Formula was my favorite.
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Was at the show Sat. Smallest amount of vendors I have ever seen there. Miami is the best for performance boats displayed and we will be there. But before Miami we will be at the Overland Park (KC) show later this month. We will have the 39 Rockit with twin ilmors there and a 32 Spectre with twin 300 eggbeaters and a 17 Hornet. The show is the 27th-30th this month.
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