We have a tendency to measure the cultures robustness on two things. Sales and shows. We are not sure about sales numbers yet. But have heard are flat if not down in the Woody Boat area. Restorations are up. And this year at Lake Dora you could feel the excitement in the air. People are coming out and interested in Classic Boating again. Which leads to sales. With affordable gas and the stock market hitting record highs it only makes sense. So will this be reflected in traffic to your boat show? I would guess yes! Now!!!!!! I don’t ever want to get political here. So please stay clear. but it makes sense that this culture of older white people, would be more in the Republican camp. And that could be the big reason for a new found confidence. Maybe not? Maybe it was just a Florida thing? Will the same stand in other areas of the country?
Regardless, of politics and the current economic temperature, we have seen an uptick in traffic here, and at Lake Dora had a record turnout. Is that because of Fiberglass boats? Yes. Is it now time to buy that boat you have been dreaming about? There are so many questions. What we have seen is if a person is of the right mindset, they don’t care about fiberglass or wood, and its more about confidence and a good sales, and ownership experience.