Our Canadian neighbors are not in and I suspect won’t be this year. I don’t think they can even travel to the US. IIUC, Canadians are restricted from traveling between their own provinces, which must make boating hard, unless ones boat, home and cruising grounds are all within one.It's odd, because my marina is not full, a lot of people chose not to go in this summer, yet the 'sale pending' notices on local boats are higher than I have ever seen. Can't really tell if it's new boaters or not. Some of the choices are a bit questionable for great lakes day sailing, ie -albergs and the like, which leads me to believe the buyers knowledge of sailboats may be a bit lacking, or maybe they are seasoned owners who know what they are getting...dunno.
Our marina is near full. A few open slips, maybe 3. We’ve been out on anchor for the last two days and the world has sprung back to life. We’ll see, if that’s good or bad. Staff in stores and restaurants all wear masks. People are spending money again (50% wearing masks). Think there are folks working remotely, from their boat. With schools closed, I think some got a jump on heading out with the family and want bigger/better boats, if their boat is their second home.
We’ll see how long the buying spree lasts, but it seems to have spurred demand for now.