It was a very strange 2020 by any stretch of the imagination. I was reluctant to order too many Hydrus II's incase I was stuck with them all in lockdown but when Boris eased lockdown and the sun came out all the boats I'd ordered were pre sold within weeks.
2021 still looks bleak as far as travelling is concerned but word on the grapevine in the boating world is that sales are not looking likely to slow down for quite some time.
The small powered boat world especially inflatable boats seems to be in demand for a number of reasons. Mainly bigger boat owners not wanting to pay for rising mooring fees and so downsizing to a smaller more portable option.
New boat buyers are opting for smaller boats for the same reason, anglers are getting back into the sport because fishing is now being classed as exercise and those with an indisposable income to spend can't book a holiday so are looking in to Sibs for an adventure instead. All of which leads to increased interest, so happy days.
With vaccines now available and quickly being given out, hopefully by the time the boats arrive, the sun will come out and the restrictions will be eased. So lets book Sibfest 21 for the May bank holiday. A chance for us all to meet up while keeping a safe distance still. Check out the photos from last years big meet up at Shoreham Lighthouse.