High fuel prices and worries about the economy are dragging down boat sales in Maine, particularly mid-priced powerboats. The luxury market, though, appears to be holding its own, and there is strong demand for sailboats.
It appears many boaters are also making changes to save fuel, taking fewer long cruises and traveling at slower speeds. Also, an increasing number of Maine
boaters are trading their powerboats for sailboats, said Stanley Russell, a new and used sailboat dealer in Stockton Springs.
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