None of these people will be at the show but it couldn't hurt to talk with them. They would be able to by pass FL sales taxes
. You'l pay those in FL. It's not as bad as VAT. In the end the shipping
is going to be the more expensive part so I would deal on that end.
You might try Discount Marine and Boat Supplies - Inflatable Sales - Defender
I know they will ship and they have decent prices. I would email
them and discuss the issues of shipping
I usually use: http://ww.brokenlegdave.com
He is a small internet
reseller in NJ. If you send him a long list of stuff he often wil cut you a discount on top of what you need. He might also be able to help with the shipping.
I think thee are a lot better deals to be had over the internet
and if you can sort out the shipping issues you may be able to get an even better deal. At the show bargins are always a good eal so at the show you may be able to talk about the shipping. Otherwise you will need to make all those arrangements. I suppose given the costs hanging around a few extra days wouldn't be the worst idea though.
Could be worse - could be Annapolis