For the most part, it’ll be a merry Christmas for boat dealers in the Lake Area and beyond. Uncertainty early in the year apparently made people jittery about buying boats and some boat dealers, in general, incorporating a 10-15 percent decline in projected sales. However, according to Kyle Kelly from Kelly’s Port in Osage Beach, the market rebounded nicely.
Kelly goes onto say that the swing was pretty much industry-wide from what he knowsand that it’s a waiting game to see if the market will continue its recent prosperity. He does, however, remain optimistic nonetheless about future sales.