PSP Southampton Boat Show loses 6,000 visitors

The credit crunch has been blamed for the PSP Southampton Boat Show's low visitor figures - down 6,000 from last year with 121,389 (unaudited figure).

Boat show: visitors stay away
Boat show: visitors stay away

Organised by the National Boat Shows the event featured 600 exhibitors and more than 1,000 boats on display from 12 - 21 September.

"The Show and the industry in general have faced a challenge by way of a series of difficult economic situations hitting the global banking industry and financial markets," said National Boat Shows chairman Paul Strzelecki.

"We experienced a slower beginning but were delighted to finish the show only 5% lower than last year's stunning attendance of 127,000 which was the third highest in the Show's history."

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