With double-digit unemployment and shelter-in-place restrictions keeping potential clients at home, Bay Area yacht broker Geli Burgin was certain 2020 would be a bad summer for the boat industry.
And it started that way – in March, at the start of the shutdown, the Burgin Boat Dealer Group only had two vessels under contract. “We were sure that boat sales would increase,” she said. “Who buys a boat during a pandemic? “