Tuesday, March 22, 2011



As mentioned yesterday we attended the Vancouver Boat Show back in February. While we didn’t get lost in the Nikka Marine / Steveston Marine shopping aisle, we did successfully navigate our way through and come out the other end with less cash and more toys.


All those rumors about Boat Shows being great places to shop are true!!! There are great deals and even steals to be had at the Boat Show. We purchased several fenders, a VHF radio, an inflatable life jacket, life ring, throw bag, air horn, and oil extraction pump.


Total spent: $980.00

Total savings (based on vendors website listed prices a week after the show): $516.00!

The real steal was on the lifejacket. Regularly priced by Nikka Fishing Marine at $370 we thought had hit pay dirt when the price tag said $259. Fighting the crowd of shoppers we  quickly grabbed one from the rack, but as soon as we did a lady grabbed it out of our hands! We didn’t mind though as there were lots of them… and we really didn’t mind when she stuck a new price on it of $229 and handed it back to us!!!


  1. Love the blog! Sounds like you are having a great time looking at all the new toys! Greetings sister ship!
    From S/V Tender Spirit (HC33) now cruising at Majuro, Marshall Islands.


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