A new year brought renewed optimism among dealers at the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show, the first show of 2012.
After a walk on the floor of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan shortly before the show opened its doors on Friday, NMMA president Thom Dammrich said the mood among vendors was clearly upbeat.
“I’d say there’s probably more optimism for 2012 than in the past four or five years,” Dammrich told Trade Only Today.
Crowds were steady and building from opening day Wednesday through the five-day show. A National Football League playoff game at 1 p.m. that involved the hometown Giants somewhat diminished attendance on the final day.