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National Boat Show launches Pre-Owned Pavilion
The Johannesburg National Boat Show & Dive Expo, which runs from 7 – 9 September at the Coca-Cola dome in Johannesburg is celebrating its 10th anniversary with its most innovative announcement this year. This long-established boating, watersports and leisure lifestyle show will be launching its first ever Pre-Owned Buyers Sellers Pavilion in 2012, in partnership with Auto Trader South Africa.
Says Heidi Warricker, MD of Biz Events, organisers of the National Boat Show & Dive Expo, “A Pre-Owned Buyers-Sellers Pavilion is something that visitors have consistently asked for in the past. The timing was never quite right though, but with the economy struggling along as it is, now more than ever, people are less likely to buy new boats that will lose between 25 and 40% of their value in the first year. Pre-owned is becoming more attractive and together with our partner in this venture, AutoTrader.co.za, we’ll be giving our visitors the chance to buy a boat that fits their budget, instead of bend their budget to fit the boat.”
“Through our partnership, we will bring a community of buyers and sellers together. Whether you are a first time buyer, an adventure seeker, a leisure enthusiast or someone looking for a recreational lifestyle, you will have an opportunity to see a variety of Boats, Jet skis, Caravans and more at the show,” says Angie Lynch, Head of Marketing for Auto Trader South Africa,
The Auto Trader Pre-Owned Buyers-Sellers Pavilion is brilliant in its simplicity. Private sellers of pre-owned boats and watersports accessories will gain access to the show’s captive audience of highly qualified and motivated buyers, for a nominal fee.
In exchange they get prime space to display and sell their boat at the National Boat Show & Dive Expo, a free on-site boat valet and an advertisement for their boat on the Leisure Section of AutoTrader.co.za, one week prior to the show.
The National Boat Show & Dive Expo attracts an audience of 30 000-plus visitors every year, and AutoTrader.co.za and m.autotrader.co.za reach a combined audience of over 600 000 each month, generating over 12 million searches. The Auto Trader magazine which is published weekly, will also feature this partnership in the lead up to the show.
“The National Boat Show & Dive Expo is a perfect opportunity to reach our target market and we are excited to be one of the media partners for the event.” says Lynch.
Auto Trader, - who celebrates their 20th anniversary this year - is excited to be partnering with the National Boat Show & Dive Expo in 2012 who celebrate their 10th anniversary - effectively uniting two tried and trusted media.
NBS & Dive Expo runs from Friday 7 to Sunday 9 September 2012 at the Coca-Cola dome in Northriding, Johannesburg. Show hours are from 09h00 to 18h00 on Friday and Saturday and from 09h00 to 17h00 on Sunday.
If you want to sell your boat or boating accessories, book your stand today. For more information, visit www.nationalboatshow.co.za, like the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyBoatShow, follow it on Twitter @myboatshow and check it out on You Tube.