Oil spill scuttles boat sales on Alabama's Gulf coast

Oil spill scuttles boat sales on Alabama's Gulf coast

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Legendary Marine employees say sales are at a standstill so they have to revamp their strategy. Legendary Marine employees say sales are at a standstill so they have to revamp their strategy.

By DENAE D'ARCY
6 News Anchor/Reporter

GULF SHORES, Ala. (WATE) - The oil spill has nearly scuttled boat sales in the Gulf Shores, Alabama area.

On a visit of three dealerships Tuesday, only one customer was shopping. June is typically a busy time of year.

One sales associate said he feels like the Maytag repair man because the phone doesn't even ring.

Legendary Marine employees say sales are at a standstill so they have to revamp their strategy. They're trying to create a stronger online presence.

"I know in January and February, we were selling boats and we got stuck with this oil spill, but BP's doing a lot of things to help out right now," Jimbo Moxley said.

Some dealerships are selling a few boats to out of town contractors who are getting money from BP to help with the cleanup.

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