Boat sales skyrocket during COVID-19 pandemic


Boat sales skyrocket during COVID-19 pandemic



JENNFIER EAGAN OF THE NEWSCENTER 5 REPORTS FROM MARSHFIELD. >> IF YOU ARE THINKING ON TAKING A BOAT ON THE WATER THIS SUMMER, I HOPE YOU ALREADY HAVE ONE. >> THERE IS NOT A NEW BOAT ON THE PROPERTY THAT IS NOT SOLD – SOLD. >> AT 3A MARINE SERVICE IN HINGHAM, THEY WERE OUT OF STOCK IN EARLY MARCH, WHICH WAS VERY UNUSUAL COMPARED TO PAST YEARS. >> WE HAVE A WAITING LIST OF PEOPLE WAITING FOR BOATS AND HAVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY PLACED ORDERS FOR THEIR 2022. THEY DON’T WANT TO BE LEFT OUT. >> WE REFUSED MORE BUSINESS THAN WE TAKEN FOR NEW BOATS THIS YEAR. >> CEO ED LOFGREN SAYS HE SEEN A BOOM IN BUSINESS LAST SUMMER. >> THIS IS ONE THING FAMILIES CAN DO. THEY CAN GET OUT AND PUT ON THE WATER AND FEEL GOOD. >> MANUFACTURERS ARE ALSO TAKEN IN THE CROSS-CURRENTS OF THE PANDEMIC. >> THEY CANNOT GET SUPPLIES, FIBERGLASS, CLATS, WINDSHIELDS, ENGINES, ENGINES ARE DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN. >> AS QUICKLY AS THEY ENTERED, THEY ARE OUT. >> BELOW 3A AT SCITUATE, BRIAN DWIGHT AT THE DRY DATE OF THE SOUTH SHORE HAS A LIST OF 4-500 PEOPLE LOOKING TO BUY USED BOATS. >> FRUSTRING, BECAUSE WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SPEND THIS MONEY AND WE CANNOT FIND THE RIGHT BOAT. >> HE BELIEVES THE PANDEMIC IS ESPECIALLY IMPROVING, THEN HE ASKS. AS SOON AS ALL OF THESE MATERIALS GET – >> AS SOON AS ALL OF THESE MATERIALS ARE BEHIND US, THEY WILL LEVEL AND RETURN TO THE WAY IT WAS. >> THIS IS A RECORD YEAR FOR SALES. YOU HAVE HEARD THAT THEY ARE TAKING ORDERS FOR

Boat sales skyrocket during COVID-19 pandemic

At 3A Marine Service in Hingham they were sold in early March which was very unusual compared to previous years.

At 3A Marine Service in Hingham they were sold in early March which was very unusual compared to previous years.

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