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GMBC at Nasrec
30 August 2016
GMBC was recently invited to be on the exclusive boat show that is held annually at Nasrec. We were invited to share a stand with SA Sailing - Northern Regions. We were situated next to the large pond and had a fleet of five boats on the water doing racing demonstrations. This always attracts curious spectators who constantly remark on the efficiency of the boats' speed without using motors. There were lots of enquiries as to how to get into the sport and where the boats are obtainable from. Ultimate Hobbies and Aerial Concepts are two hobby shops that have yachts in stock at the moment.
The show ended on Sunday 28th August and by Monday, two Focus yachts had been sold at Arial Concepts due to their availability. If we had had a range of RC yachts on our show stand, I am certain that we could have sold at least 5-10 boats within the R2000 - R5000 price range bracket. However, we are not into boat selling, we are a model boat club that promotes the lifestyle and at present we carry the bragging rights of being the fastest-growing model boat club in South Africa.