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Eliminator Boats Hopes for Strong L.A. Showing

Sparing a few minutes of his time in between preparation for this week’s Los Angeles Boat Show, which starts on Thursday, Eliminator Boats owner Bob Leach expressed his optimism for the 56th annual show.

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Eliminator Boats will have one of its new 27 Daytona Speedster catamarans on display at the Los Angeles Boat Show.“We’ve got some beautiful new boats on display this year,” said Leach, admitting that sales were nonexistent for his company and other performance-boat builders in L.A. the last couple of years. “Hopefully we can sell a few boats at the show this week.”

Leach informed us that the company has four new boats on order at the moment, and that he’d like to add more boats to that list by the end of this weekend. Eliminator will have four different models at the show—a 27 Daytona Speedster, a 28 Fun Deck, a 30 Daytona and a new version of its 27 Daytona with a walk-through and an open bow.

Leach and company will be at the L.A. Convention Center all weekend to answer any questions or walk potential customers through one of the catamaran models. While he serves as a board member for the Southern California Marine Association, which produces the show, he expressed disappointment in the drop off in performance-boat participation.

“I’d attend the show whether I was on the board or not,” Leach said. “The bottom line is that we have to support this show—we can’t just let it fail. It can and will be a great avenue for this business.”

Related story: 2012 L.A. Boat Show preview

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