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Ed: Last week I published “Why the caravan market smoked the boat Market” and that article has sparked a response from some boat dealers who said I haven’t quite got my facts right. Always up for a conversation, I asked them if they could elaborate. They did, so here...

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Holidays at home, a perfect storm for boating

Holidays at home, a perfect storm for boating

When restrictions ease in the months ahead and we are permitted to move about our state or country again, Aussies will have no choice but to holiday at home. Taking that overseas trip will be off the agenda for quite some time. Qantas estimate up to three years before...

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Why the caravan market smoked the boat market.

Why the caravan market smoked the boat market.

25 years ago, the Melbourne boat show had over 50,000 visitors at the old exhibition centre across a ten-day period. Back then caravans were an obstruction on our roads and boats were king. In stark contrast, the Melbourne boat show today struggle to get 20,000. I am...

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Is Covid-19 a boom time for business?

Is Covid-19 a boom time for business?

As the covid-19 global medical crisis hit with the associated financial consequences of job layoffs and businesses forced to either close, scale back or move some of the workforce into working from home, it would be fair to think the world as we know it was coming to...

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2020 Boat Shows Cancelled

2020 Boat Shows Cancelled

For the first time in modern boat show history all the planned events for 2020 have been cancelled. So, what does this mean for those wanting to get up close and personal with the manufacturers and boating retailers? This answer is quite simple, at this time you...

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