Even for boat lovers in Perth or Darwin who have attended boat shows for years, walking the docks and mingling with vendors, clients and friends present alchemical happiness. Our contact naval architect Perth and naval architect Darwin talked to us about some tips and tricks that can help you enjoy a boat show while at the same time getting the most from it.
First things first…
When going on a boat show, it’s important to be knowledgeable on what takes place in such a gathering. Our naval architect Perth suggests that you decide beforehand the type of boat you will be going to see and the vendor booths that you plan on visiting. Boat shows change on a yearly basis. It’s important to get informed even if you’re a salty old dog at all things boat shows. Decide the transport option that you will use while in the show because you will definitely have to move from place to place.
Having said that, here are some 5 quick tips and tricks that might make this year’s show a little more fun for you.
1. Enjoy watching the boats
Plan to either get to the show one day earlier or one day later to bathe in the fun of watching boats enter or exit slips. According to our naval architect Darwin, birthing so many vessels, especially with uniquely large yachts involved, in so short a period is an engineering wonder in itself.
2. Make new friends
Few other things can cement a friendship like the love for boats. While at the show you can choose to only talk with the naval architect Perth that you already knew or to make new random friends. Are you confused about how to start a conversation with a random person at the show? Use the pickup line “what’s new on the horizon”? You will be surprised how many people in a boat show are excited to talk about new projects, services or products especially if you know each other for the first time.
3. Draw a plan for the day
So much goes on at a boat show that time can quickly pass without you achieving much. You should expect to be drawn into conversations with friends both new and old. You also need to talk with vendors or a representative naval architect Darwin. Write down the vendors and boats that are most important for you to see in order of priority so that you start with these. It’s wise to make appointments ahead of time since the numbers of people who will come to the show with the same aim as yours is overwhelming.
4. Make transportation plans
Although a few things change from year to year when it comes to boat shows, it’s still important to make plans for your transportation and parking from and to your hotel. You can consider water taxi services so that you enjoy being on water while at the boat show.