Strictly Sail St. Pete . . .
PETERSBURG, FL (November 13, 2006) On the first weekend of November, which
dawned warm and windy, sailors visiting this year’s Strictly Sail®
St. Pete Boat Show on Florida’s Gulf Coast felt right at home. The show
offered an exciting lineup of new sailboats, the latest sailing gear and
accessories, special events and seminars for sailors of all ages and festive
parties. Not just for sailors anymore, trawlers and power cruisers
were part of the scene this year.
In reference to this year being the first with trawlers and power
cruisers, Massey reported, “The salesmen were quite impressed with the level
of inquiries they received. Attendees seemed to really like this section.
Some sailors are beginning to spend due diligence in researching the
possibility of trawler ownership,” he said. “There’s a clear connection
between sailors that want to sail and older sailors who want to stay in
yachting but move to the next level of a vessel that’s easier to handle.” Ed
Massey is the founder of Strictly Sail St. Pete, which debuted in
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