Sounds like I'm glad I have not gone to a boat show for the last few years
Didn't realize this is an international trend...I thought it was just a Southern US thing. Boats usually contain 2-3 drunk rednecks, cranking country or even rap. The cherry on top is an oversize US or confederate flag.obnoxious ski boats with roll bars full of stereo speakers to ensure everyone within a couple of miles knows you are there.
Not a lot of great boat show deals either, unless you want to buy an actual boat. There's always the discount sunglasses booth, but most stuff that is discounted is only discounted about 5% off regular retail. I don't go for the deals; I go for the entertainment value. I love looking at and hanging out around sailboats and with other sailors. And swag. Swag is good. Granted, there are limits in how many keychain floats a man really needs, but I'm not there yet. And I could always use another pair of sunglasses.The local show has been a waste of time since the 90's unless you are looking for a "boat show" deal on electronics or sails.
85% of it is obnoxious ski boats with roll bars full of stereo speakers to ensure everyone within a couple of miles knows you are there.