|"Yeah, Joe? Can you move a few million for me...there's a boat here I want to buy"...|
What is also hard to imagine are the logistics required to pull a show like this off. It is impressive. Keep in mind, the average boat is probably - oh, I don't know - one hundred feet in length...and they pack these puppies in like sardines. Like they're dinghies. There must have been at least four hundred boats in an area that was smaller than a square mile. BIG boats. Some were no more than a foot or two apart. They then brought in temporary floating docks to surround all these boats creating a veritable maze of opulence that was, admittedly, a little hard to navigate.
Strictly Sail , this show (obviously) caters more towards the mega yacht crowd and there's not much to offer the budget conscious cruiser. Even so, we did manage to meet a few vendors and got some interesting contacts. We even splurged and spent $60 bucks on new 16 piece set of Galleyware dishes while some other sucker out there spent $6 million on a mega yacht. Psh.
BIG thanks to our friend Dominik of UMT Marine for getting us tickets to the show! You're the best buddy!