The Naples Boat Show is in full swing on Friday, with land and water exhibits, marinas and boat merchants showcasing their wares. But ongoing supply chain issues and the lingering pandemic are impacting the proceedings.
If you’re planning on coming to see the show, admission is $12 for adults, while children 12 and under are free. The show will start at 10 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday.
Be prepared to see over 100 exhibitors from around the world. Flat boats, flying boats, center consoles, cruisers, yachts, it will all be here. Tiffany Sawyer-Schank, executive director of the Maritime Industry Association of Collier County, said they typically see about 5,000 people arriving at Naples airport for the event over the course of the show’s four days.
“We have free parking here, free shuttle to the city pier,” says Sawyer-Schank. “It was $12 in either location. Enjoy free shuttle service, free parking at Naples airport… we have small boats, we have marine accessories here, we have household products, we have trucks food, we have all kinds, all kinds of vendors, so come out and enjoy the show. “
Like everything else, the pandemic has affected the boating industry, especially when it comes to inventory. An exhibitor who will be at the boat show said the pandemic has not only limited inventory, but also raised the prices of parts.
Jarrod Bishop, sales manager of Bonita Boat Center. “I mean, low inventory levels.”
However, Bishop said the boating industry is still going strong and customers understand when their boating can be delayed.
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