Pleasure boats are popular in Quebec

Like recreational vehicles, pleasure boats are selling like hot cakes in Quebec this year. According to Nautisme Québec, sales of this type of boat jumped 15 to 20% in 2021.

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At Mathias Sport Marine, we say that this is unheard of in 32 years and that very often the company does not even have time to exhibit the boats in its showroom.

“The boats arrived and they were sold before they even arrived,” Mathias Sport Marine owner Patrick Picard told TVA Nouvelles.

However, such a purchase represents a large investment: this type of maritime vehicle generally sells for between 60,000 and 200,000 dollars.

The distributor BCI Marine fears a shortage of stock in the coming months for certain categories of more popular boats.

“The difficulty we are facing this year is the shortage in production supply chains all over the planet, coupled with the challenge of maritime transport”, explained to TVA Nouvelles the president of BCI Marine, Patrick Hardy.

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Janelle B. Smith

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