I'm reading about Southampton boat show
and it turns out that to get full benefits of the show I would have to:
a. Pay for the entrance - ok by me, all shows do that. 20 pounds at the gate is a bit steep comparing to European shows, but it's the British Isles, so higher prices are expected.
b. Pay [6 pounds] for the show map - ??? why is a customer supposed to pay extra
(in addition to the show entrance fee) to find businesses they need? Shouldn't map expenses be payable by the exhibitors? After all, it's they who want customers to visit them, no?
c. Pay for boat try-outs - looking at Southampton
website turns out some boat companies do paid try-outs of their boats. Did boat companies give up on the whole pre-screening and enticing customer with test sails
? I'm not looking at any power boats, but seeing Princess Motor
Yachts offer paid
"power boat experience" at the show kinda puts them into the whole quick [cheap?] charter
status. Imho, it goes against the image of rich, famous, and special that they're trying to sell.
Looks like I'm not used to British yachting culture...