Published: Nov 14, 2013 6:35 PM EST
Updated: Nov 14, 2013 6:38 PM EST

(FORT MYERS, Fla.) The 41st annual Fort Myers Boat Show is happening in downtown Fort Myers Thursday through Sunday.

Sales representatives said business is the best it's been in several years.

A tug boat salesman said his fuel-efficient vessels are more popular than they've ever been because they are more fuel-efficient than most boats.

One of the top-selling boats of the year, however, is also one of the most expensive.  Van Dutch, which recently moved production operations to the United States from Holland, sells luxury boats starting at $695,000.  Garry Tschetter, a factory representative for the company, said the popularity is a sign of better economic times.

"the boats are flying off the shelf," Tschetter said.  "People are tired of not spending their money."