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yep- and more to the point their dealers aren't going either, their dealer network is a fundamental entry point for a lot of would-be yotties imo....
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bloody hell, hadn't realised they weren't going. That's huge!
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no, not this year; it's a joke show these days... more about aspirational lifestyles for uber-rich rather than a celebration of sailing in its various guises.

Excel's a joke, even in the industry I'm in, the main exhibition is boycotting Excel and going to Frankfurt.

This says it all....

http://www.dickies.co.uk/notice-board/beneteau-decide-not-to-exhibit-at-2012-london-boat-show-
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Massively downsized. forced to share with three other shows- presumably it wouldn't be worth Excel opening without them, and even together still smaller than the boat show of old. Dinghy sailing interest almost completely expunged. With banking bonuses trimmed back a bit, the market for big ugly motorcruisers must be feeling some pain. How many more years can it survive?


(anyone going? As you can guess, I'm not...)

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