Originally Posted by gotchiguy
Wow I didn't realise it was quite that much. Pretty big investment for the little firms that is.
Google is my friend... I might have over estimated but its still big £
so lets assume you want a space 8m x 4m. Thats quite big, but would only fit one 6m boat on a trailer and have space for a table to sign the deal! So in rib stand terms its not that big. So 32 m2 = £ 7680+VAT for a basic "shell stand". That means you get some carpet and 2 or three flimsy white walls. Electricity installation is extra. Any design / backdrop etc is extra. There are schemes to save money e.g. small boats, etc. which are charged per boat. Also BMF members get discounts for the number of years they exhibit for, discounts for paying early etc. A big rib stand could easily be 20k all in, but you could probably do a credible job for £5k.