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Posted by on Feb 25, 2010 in Boat Show, UK |

Live from Birmingham: Boats.com

More than 500 boats at Birmingham Boat and Caravan Show are featured in Boats.com's innovative new display.

Easy to find in the midst of this weekend’s Birmingham Boat and Caravan Show in the U.K., the new Boats.com LIVE stand makes it simple to search for and review hundreds of quality boats for sale. The unique display literally brings the deep database of Boats.com to physical life, enhancing the experience of visitors who have been looking at the surrounding displays of boats in fiberglass. Unfortunately, I can’t be there this weekend, but if you can make it, Boats.com sales manager, Dan Brown, and other staff are on hand to help you find what you’re after.

Boats.com LIVE display includes, naturally, a computer so you can look up the more than 100,000 other boats on the Boats.com website.

Boats.com LIVE display includes, naturally, a computer so you can look up the more than 100,000 other boats on the Boats.com website.

When I spoke with Dan about it, he pointed out that Boats.com LIVE is a logical extension of our service for boat dealers, who advertise their boats on the website. For those who may not be able to show boats on their own stand, Boats.com LIVE provides an easy meeting point with customers.

If you were at the London, Paris, or Dusseldorf shows earlier this winter, you may have seen a similar display by Boats.com’s sister website called Yachtworld.com Brokers Village. Dan says the success of those stands in helping people find brokerage boats is what inspired this effort.

Separate displays are mounted for each participating boat dealer.

Separate displays are mounted for each participating boat dealer.

It's not every day one gets to walk inside and look around a database of boat for sale.

It's not every day one gets to walk inside and look around a database of boat for sale.

Just in case you don’t get to Birmingham, you can check out Boats.com LIVE from March 19-21 at the British Leisure Show at Windsor Race Course.

—John Burnham