‘Staggering’ losses claimed by organizers of cancelled Jax Boat Show


The organizers of a Jacksonville Boat Show cancelled earlier this year in favor of the Welcome to Rockville concert claim “staggering” losses in a letter to Mayor Lenny Curry.

All told, the company claims over $376,000 in losses — a combination of a $209,000 loss of expected profit, and $167,000 plus in hard costs, provided via itemized list.

Organizers “Current Productions” spoke to Curry last week, and in a letter, show producer James Hill claimed the losses added up to more than he expected during the conversation.

The itemized list of losses does not include “future lost revenue or damage to our reputation in the boating community.”

The city has until Aug. 22 to respond, per the letter.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


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