One interesting outcome of this weekend's MGM New and Used Boat Show in Dun Laoghaire Harbour is that the majority of show-goers were first-time boaters keen to get on the water this season or next.
As Afloat previously reported, the leading Irish yacht broker MGM Boats has 13 new models on display including a recently arrived Sun Odyssey 349 yacht and a Prestige 420 Fly. The show has been a very positive experience both in terms of new and used boat markets.
"We have two offers under consideration by owners as of this morning on our brokerage listings", Managing Director Gerry Salmon told Afloat.
The firm also picked up three new boats for its 300-boat brokerage listing.
A Jeanneau Merry Fisher motorboat has also been sold subject to a trade-in being in good condition.
On the Sailboat front, MGM Boats have three test sails lined up for the new Sun Odyssey 349 (on display) and are expecting two further offers this week, Salmon says.
The show continues at the Coal Harbour today.