Since a seemingly stable stock market, easing credit availability and the pent-up urge to get back on the water is improving the outlook for the 2009 boating season; the new Strictly Jersey Boat Show is picking up steam. Strictly Jersey is a new concept in selling boats and it's getting a lot of interest, according to Mark Allen, the show manager. "We are assembling a diverse and select group of New Jersey power boat dealers and New Jersey boat manufacturers in a VIP environment where serious, regional, boating enthusiasts can view new model boats and related products. This show is small by design and is strictly for the serious boater. We're not interested in making income from crowds of people who just want to spend a day near the water. This is a boater's boat show, and all of us at the show are in the boating business. We're doing this to sell boats and boating gear, and who better to sell them to, than boaters!
According to Allen, boaters can easily get complimentary tickets, simply by contacting one of the dealers/manufacturers that are listed on their website, StrictlyJersey.com. They can also see who will be displaying and what they will have on display. Allen also said that boaters who present their New Jersey Boaters Safety Card or Sea Tow ID at the gate will receive two complimentary tickets, courtesy of the exhibitors. Otherwise the fee to get in is $15.00 per person.
The show runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 1-3, 2009 at the South Jersey Marina, 1231 Rt. 109, at the entrance to Cape May, NJ. Show hours are 10am - 4pm.