Solid sales across variety of boat size ranges

The Oslo International Boat Show, closed on Sunday, with a registered visitor attendance of 28,151, 5% up on last year (26,820).

“It was a good show, reflecting the Norwegian market with strong sales of boats from 4-9 metres. Especially popular models are daycruisers, console boats and bow riders”, says Leif Bergaas, CEO Norboat.

“Eight or nine Yamaha dealers sold almost 100 boats at the show. Norwegian producer Ibiza hade one new model and sold a total of almost 30 boats.”

Also dealers and producers of bigger boats, such as Viknes, Skilsö and Fairline, saw good interest together with exhibitors of both electronics and clothes.

“The Oslo Boat Show SFA ended on a positive upbeat note for Askeladden as well as for most exhibitors with both attendance and retail sales up from previous year”, says Henrik Askvik, CEO Askeladden.

“The same market trends were observed in Oslo as in earlier boat shows in Gothenburg, Helsinki and Stockholm with outboard boats in the segment 8–10 meter showing significant growth.”

“More mature volume segments for center consoles, bow riders, day cruisers and pilothouse boats (6-8m), which has made up the bulk of the boat market for many years in the Nordic countries, are performing along the lines of previous years.”

In all the Oslo show (Sjøen for Alle) had around 300 boats and 200 exhibitors on display.