Several manufacturers are offering incentives right now through the end of January, including Alumacraft, Crestliner, G3, and Lund. Since the fall, many manufacturers have also been offering year-end model discounts. I would think that the best time to buy a boat is when the manufacturers offer a discount. I am not sure the dealers have any incentive to offer any extra discount at a boat show. Maybe they are more motivated to give up profit as a promotional effort during the boat show?
"Nothing is softer or more flexible than a dollar bill, yet nothing can resist it."
- Lao Tzutong