Paynes Marine Show, 31st Edition

Paynes Marine Staff

Nov 23, 2016

Christine and Janelle T from Paynes Marine

For the past 31 years marine retailers from all over Canada, have marked their calendars so that they could attend the Paynes Marine show in October at the Victoria Convention Centre.

Staff members, Christine on the left and Janelle on the right were on hand to welcome and register marine retailors from across Canada.

A beaming Grant Kuebler said that Saturday had set a record for largest attendance for one day, in the history of the Marine show. Marine show is a great opportunity for suppliers to talk directly with retailers.

Paynes Marine Scott Left to right Gary Elander, Vance Rosling and Craig Gebicki

At the Scotty booth Vance Rosling centre, Gary Elander left and Craig Gebicki on the right were showing the Scotty High Performance Electric Dowmriggers, with their unbeatable pulling power, advanced technology, speed and sleek design and the Electric crab and shrimp pot puller.

Another booth doing a brisk business was Dr. LED with James Ng on hand.


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