Boat sales hit 13-year high in 2020


Boat sales hit 13-year high in 2020



COUNSELING SINCE 1981. RIGHT NOW, HERE’S A LIVE LOOK OUTSIDE OF OUR LAKE HARTWELL SKYCAMERA IF YOU’VE SPENT MORE TIME ON THE WATER DURING THE PANDEMIC. WELL, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. BOTH SALES REACHED A 13-YEAR HIGH IN 2020 AND HERE AT THE HOME OF LOCAL BOAT DEALERS. TELL US 2021 LOOKS VERY BUSY TOO. EVEN BEFORE THE HEIGHT OF THE BOAT SEASON IN THE UPSTATE THE BOAT SET. YOU HAVE COVERED THE NAVY AT INMAN IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY HAVE SAILED FROM THE LOT. WE ARE EXPERIENCING A 27% INCREASE IN BOAT SALES IN 2020. DAVID GRAYSHOCK SAYS 2020 WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY AND UNPRECEDENTED YEAR FOR BOAT SALES. I WOULD SAY WE WERE ALMOST OVERRIDED. I THINK WE HAVE A VERY GOOD SALES TEAM HERE AND A GOOD SERVICE TEAM AND WITHOUT OUR TEAMWORK. WE PROBABLY COULDN’T HAVE SUPPORTED IT. WE’RE PUTTING A LOT OF OVERTIME WITH MORE PEOPLE RESEARCHING. SAYS HIS TEAM HAS SOLD A LOT OF DECK BOATS AND PONTOONS TO A LOT OF PEOPLE. AT THE LAKE TO RELAX AND RELEASE THE STRESS OF LIFE. ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL MARINE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION, NEW MOTORBOAT SALES ARE RISING BY APPROXIMATELY 12% IN 2020 AS A DECADE HERE AT GOTCHA COVERED 2021 IS ALSO BECOME A BUSY YEAR. WE HAVE ALREADY EXCEEDED JUNE SALES OF THIS YEAR. SO DEMAND IS HIGH. DAVID RECOMMENDS FIRST-TIME BOAT BUYERS TAKE A BOAT SAFETY COURSE AND HE SAYS IF YOU’RE CONSIDERING BOAT BUYING, DO HURRY. DO YOU SEE A BOAT ON THE LAND THAT YOU LIKE? I WOULD LIKE TO PUT A DEPOSIT BECAUSE THEY DISAPPEAR QUICKLY. AND AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL, BOAT MANUFACTURERS INDICATE THEY ARE INCREASING THEIR PRODUCTION CAPACITY

Boat sales hit 13-year high in 2020

Upstate boat dealers say 2021 is shaping up to be busy after a very busy 2020.

Upstate boat dealers say 2021 is shaping up to be busy after a very busy 2020.

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