If it were totally my choice I would bin Excel and do only Ealrs Court.
National Boat Shows treat you like children and IMHO have no idea about the marine industry and what their members need.
I say members because most who exhibit are members of the BMF who run NBS.
NBS need a huge kick in the pants and IMHO EC is going to give them that or at the very least a nose bleed!
NBS need grass roots people on their team not just those who sell the million pound plus boats.
IMHO the EC show could have a major impact on ExCel this year.
There is a huge amount of chatter about it right across all the marine related forums.
I think there will be a huge number of people who go to EC this year.
For the market we are in this will have a big impact on our delaers not there but at ExCel.
If you go to EC you can pick up you hand held radio or GPS ready for Xmas etc and if you get it there you not going to buy at ExCel!
So, IMHO, any electronics dealer at EC could have a very happy Xmas!!!
Anyway off my soap box now!