International Yacht Brokers AssociationIYBA (formerly FYBA) shares with it's members (including Delesalle Yachts) an excerpt from an article that includes some positive industry news amid the coronavirus crisis, named
"Boating Industry Mostly Resilient as Coronavirus Crisis Continues" (Author - Kim Kavin)
"...many Americans still wanted to go boating.
“Fuel sales at our marinas in Florida doubled last weekend. One of our stores said it felt like the Fourth of July because so many people were out on their boats,” said Chuck Cashman, chief revenue officer at MarineMax, which has 60 locations selling everything from Azimut and Benetti motoryachts to smaller boats from Grady-White, Boston Whaler and Scout.
Cashman and other industry leaders were maintaining an optimistic attitude even as the world’s economy ground to a halt.
“If you think about it, what else are you going to do right now?” Cashman said. “There’s no kids’ sports, there’s no kids’ camps, there’s no theme parks, there’s no sporting events. If you’re a boater, you can be out on your boat right now. We’re seeing it at all of our stores that have marinas...
Even despite those challenges in the charter segment, Cashman and Busacca remain bullish about where brokerage and new-boat sales will be when the crisis wanes...."
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