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"Nothing Sells a Boat like a Boat!"

Year #7 for the Strictly Boaters Boat Show
May 1, 2, & 3, 2015


We all know that nothing sells a boat like a boat. Indoor boat shows introduce prospective buyers to the new lines but it’s unlikely that they’re going to actually buy until you get them in that boat, out on the water. That’s where the Strictly Boaters Boat Show comes in. Strictly Boaters is a true in-water boat show held at an operational marina, South Jersey Marina in Cape May. Every boat exhibited in the water has free access to open water, whether it is the harbor, canal, bay or ocean. Remember, this is a true in-water boat show that is literally designed to provide for sea trials and demo rides. This year we plan to work with exhibitors to establish a set schedule for demo rides and sea trials.

Remember, potential boat buyers are pre-qualified by their presence. Seven years ago South Jersey launched this new boat show specifically designed to appeal to the serious boat buyer. Unlike conventional, boat shows, Strictly Boaters does not seek to attract the casual, non-boating public. Rather, this Show’s marketing plan targets those events, publications, stores and venues frequented by people who love boats, water and fishing.

As its name applies, Strictly Boaters features regional boat manufacturers, dealers and companies that furnish products and services used by New Jersey’s boaters. Historically, over 50 manufacturers, dealers, suppliers have exhibited at the show. The show’s success is most clearly demonstrated by its growth, and sustainability. Launched during the worst recession since the Great Depression, Strictly Boaters now enters its 7th year, and most exhibitors have been with us since the beginning.

So, save the date: May 1, 2, and 3 2015

The particulars: This is a three-day show, Friday through Sunday, May 1, 2& 3, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. located at South Jersey Marina in Cape May, New Jersey.

For more information contact the Show Manager:
Mark Allen
South Jersey Marina
1231 U.S. Highway 109
Cape May, NJ 08024

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2014 Wrap Up

At the conclusion of the Strictly Boaters Show we usually post a Wrap-Up Press Release to the website, but when I saw the article that ran in Friday’s Asbury Park Press, in the Hook-Line and Sinker section, I realized there was nothing more I could add. In case you missed the article, I’ve attached it hereto. Many thanks to John and Hank of the Press.

I tried to thank as many people personally as I could, but that is an impossible task. From boat exhibitors, on-land exhibitors, sponsors, our press partners, suppliers and folks within our own company, Mike and Sam… so many people played a part in making the Strictly Boaters Boat Show the success it has been since its inception in 2009.

Of course a special thank you goes out to Doug Campbell for joining us on Friday to discuss the loss of the Bounty during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Going forward, some of you have given me some great ideas how we can fine-tune OUR boat show. Keep the ideas coming, have a great season, and give some serious thought to fishing with us this summer.

All the best, Mark