Capt. Peacock Yachts & Expeditions Media & Marketing Manager Gayne C. Young recently returned from the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show at the International Centre in Toronto, Canada where the company exhibited for the first time. The five-day show is considered to be one of the largest hunting, fishing, and outdoor themed shows in the country and saw over 65,000 people in attendance. And despite the weakness of the Canadian dollar and this being the company’s first time to exhibit north of the U.S., Young says that Capt. Peacock exceeded all expectations. “Each show is unique and this was no exception,” Young explained upon his return. “We traditionally sell a great many private cruises and couples trips at DSC and SCI but the norm at the Toronto show seemed to be family trips.” Young feels the new, larger and more hotel-like Rio Negro Queen is partially responsible for the swell of family interest. “I think we owe most of our success at the show to the family appeal of the new yacht and to the kids in the families that came by the booth,” Young confesses. “It seemed as though the dads stopped by when they saw the trophy peacock bass, the moms were the first to notice the new yacht, and the kids – teens mostly – were the ones that voiced that this was a trip they wanted to take as well.” (more…)
The Capt. Peacock family recently came together to review their 12 years of success, to look to the future, and to give back to the community. The event began at Caesar Business Hotel in Manaus, Brazil on March 14. Twenty members of the Capt. Peacock Yachts & Expedition team gathered to celebrate the successful 2016 fishing season and to award those who helped make it such a success.
My guides never cease to amaze me.
Case in point, week 23 saw the lowest water levels this season. As this normally means the fishing will be less than stellar to say the least, I had some grave concerns. So much in fact that I actually contacted our guests ahead of their trip to tell them the fishing might not be up to my standards and offered to re-book them for a future date. Despite my warnings, all agreed to come saying that they had faith my guides would do their best. (more…)