Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Dallas Boat Show

From The Bleacher Bum

The Dallas Boat Show

On Friday, Pedro, Metro, Doug-O, and I went to the Dallas Boat Show. I went in 2005 and 2007. This year's show was not as impressive as years past. And I feel confident in saying that the current economy was the reason. There were about half the number of boats as in 2007. Also, there were only a few extravagant boats/yachts (i.e. price tags starting at $150,000 and up), whereas in years past there would be over thirty. The majority of boats were in the $30,000 - $90,000 range; dealers were offering them at 60%-80% of their sticker price. Lenders willing to provide on-the-spot financing were hard to find as well.

With that all said, it is still a nice event and good way to escape the heat of a hot Saturday or Sunday afternoon. The Dallas Boat Show continues on July 24-26, 2009. It is at Dallas Market Hall off of IH-35 and Market Hall. Admission is ten bucks for adults. They do serve beer and wine. for just five dollars. The one thing the economy didn't affect.


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