We got home from the Boat Show and I tried to get things up in a hurry, but honestly been dealing with some kinda ailment and ended up in bed for 4 days. The original intro was "lacking" and just didn't do the show service and being that I didn't have that much into it I decided to scrap it and start again, now that I'm finally out of bed. (@ChasingPaper talked to Art and mentioned that it would be great if the Pirates Cove girls came to the show and took some pictures on the boats. Something a lot of the mfg's benefited from!) First let me say This 2020 Los Angeles Boat show is brought to you by the LA Boat Show itself and @Nordic Boats! I'd like to thank Tim Baker, and Duncan (Duncan Macintosh) for graciously inviting us to exhibit at the show, and for our exceptional placement in the performance hall! We had a great time phenomenal sales and definitely look forward to coming back next year! (Pirates Cove girls in the new 31 Nordic) Nordic Boats has not only been a staunch supporter of RDP (even during the lean times), but Thane personally has gone above and beyond in support of this little online venture in more ways than I can count. This year both Randy and Thane helped me out personally again with letting me borrow a little 12' Enclosed trailer to haul all of our stuff to the show as I'm in between trailers right now and didn't want to drag out to the toy hauler. ------------------------------------------ Now lets quickly talk about the show before we jump into the "report". Guys it's undeniable, the LA Boat Show is BACK! For myself this year had that same vibe that it did pre-recession. All the manufacturers and vendors were all smiles, everyone was having a great time, and most importantly a lot of transactions occurred across the board. (From right to left in background Bob, Chad, Thane talking to customers in the foreground) I have said it before and I'll say it again, the LA Boat show is the barometer to how the season is going to go, and it looks like 2020 is going to be an awesome season! Some quotes from guys in random conversation Tony C from DCB - "Best Show we have had in at least 10 years" Tom from Livorsi - "Absolutely amazing turn out, and have some great conversations that could lead to some big business!" Troy Macintosh from ICB - "The show definitely paid for itself and then some!" Thane from Nordic (to everyone else) - "Thanks for Playing!" . Pre Recession it was always kind of a unspoken game to see which manufacturer would get the first deposit check. The jokes between them all were never ending including "Thane's been carrying that same check around for three years" and on and on. Nobody ever keeps a true accurate count of boats sold because mfg's are kinda tight lipped about it, but they all whisper about who did what, and "Did they really?" I'm hear to tell you everybody I talked to sold boats at the show, not only sold boats but in staggering numbers. I'm not going to go down the list, but Thane from Nordic killed records this last weekend selling seven on Thursday and closing the show out with a total of 16 SOLD!! Hence the "Thanks for Playing" Speaking only for ourselves, the turn out and sales was unbelievable and much higher than anticipated! The support from the members was out of this world.. The amount of rdp gear that was seen at the show (not just sold) meant an awful lot to myself and Stacy. Thank you everyone for coming out and repping our brand! It means more than you know. Great Show and awesome job by Tim and the team from Duncan Macintosh!