MONTREAL BOAT SHOW BEATS BAD WEATHER WITH INCREASED ATTENDANCE

Montreal Boat Show 2013

Despite the terrible weather on February 9th, the Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show, held from February 7th to 10th at Place Bonaventure, ended on a high note with 2.5 – 5% increase in attendance compared to the previous year. This attendance rate reinforces last years which had a remarkable increase of 25% (nearly 30,000 visitors).

 
Presented by the Quebec Marine Association, the Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show is the largest event of its kind in Quebec with more than 400 models of boats and over 275 exhibitors (10% more than in previous years). The 2013 Show has been diversified in order to fully satisfy all water sport, boat, fishing and nature lovers.
 
Some highlights of the 2013 Show:
•    One of the world’s top sailors, Damian Foxall, was a lecturer at the Show. This world-renowned sailor, an Irish native who now lives in Quebec, has circumnavigated the globe nine times. He won four world-tour races, including the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012.
•    Francis Bouillon, defenseman for the Montreal Canadiens, Pierre Bouchard and Yvon Lambert, former Montreal Canadians were present at the Show to sign autographs and share their passion for nautical activities.
•         Twice as many sailing boats than in previous years (including the 6 biggest brands)
•         All types of boats, including large yachts, sailing, fishing and motor boats, pontoons, electric motor, dinghies and boats made in Quebec
•         All the latest in high-technology and accessories
•         Many great conferences
•         Useful information about buying, financing and insuring a boat
•         Racing boats from the Régates de Valleyfield
•         An exhibition on the evolution of navigation equipment
•         Exhibits on Quebec’s world class nautical destinations
•         Entertainment for the whole family
 Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show
About Quebec Marine Association (QMA)
Founded in 1996, the QMA represents both the pleasure boating industry and individual boaters. It offers services to meet the specific needs of each of these segments. The QMA focuses on the advancement of pleasure boating and water sports, the development of a marina network infrastructure, boating, tourism, environmental protection and boating safety programs. The revenues generated by the Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show are used to fund projects such as marina classification programs and eco-marinas, Quebec Nautical Stations program, and the national and regional Discover Boating program.

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