Too many competing boat shows
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the equivalent to the British Marine Federation, said that it is discontinuing three of its boat shows in 2010, according to a story on IBI website.
The trade association said it was cutting the San Diego Boat Show, the Schaumburg Boat & Sportshow, and the Virginia In-Water Boat Expo & Sailfest because there are too many competing boat shows in their respective regions.
“In an industry with fewer dealers and fewer manufacturers, there will be fewer boat shows,” said Thom Dammrich, NMMA president, in a statement. “This decision allows NMMA to streamline its show business and focus on providing dynamic shows in markets that are not over-served.”
The San Diego Boat Show was scheduled to take place in January 2010. The 4th annual Schaumburg Boat & Sportshow was scheduled to take place February 2010, and the 5th annual Virginia In-Water Boat Expo & Sailfest was scheduled to take place next September.