Regular Q&As with marine industry leaders.

Q&A with Ian Atkins, president, Dominion Marine Media

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Jonathan Sweet, Editor in chief
June 9, 2015

Dominion Marine Media touches many parts of the marine market through its network of websites (Yachtworld, boats.com, BoatTrader), its web services, social media solutions and more. We talked to Dominion Marine Media President Ian Atkins about some of the technology and industry trends the company is... Read more »

Q&A with Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha Marine 

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Jonathan Sweet, Editor in Chief
May 1, 2015

Over the last several years, Yamaha Marine has rolled out several innovations from its Helm Master integrated boat control system to a variety of new engines. But even as the company has developed a wave of new products Yamaha has also been one of the biggest industry advocates, lobbying for the industry... Read more »

Q&A with Nautic Global Group CEO Brad Gates

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Jonathan Sweet, Editor in Chief
April 1, 2015

It’s been a little over a year since Brad Gates took over as the CEO of Nautic Global Group, manufacturer of several boat brands including Hurricane, Rinker, Sweetwater, Polar Kraft and more. In March 2014, Gates succeeded Jim Malone, who had filled the role on an interim basis for several months after... Read more »

Q&A with Navico’s executive team

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Jonathan Sweet, Editor in Chief
March 3, 2015

Navico — the parent company of the Simrad, Lowrance and B&G brands — recently hosted the boating press at an event to show off its latest products and what’s coming later this year. Boating Industry was there and while we can’t share information on many of the products for a few months, we... Read more »

Q&A with Mercury Marine’s John Pfeifer

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jonathan.sweet
January 19, 2015

Editor's note: Due to space constraints, our Boating Industry Q&A with John Pfeifer in the February issue needed to be edited. Here is the full Q&A. The last year has been very eventful for Mercury, with the introduction of its first purpose-built sterndrive engine in 2014, along with a number... Read more »

Q&A with Frank Peterson, president, Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation

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By Jonathan Sweet
May 16, 2014

The Hispanic population is the fastest-growing segment of the population in the United States, but the group is not engaging in fishing and boating. With that in mind, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation officially launched a Hispanic outreach program this spring that will include advertising,... Read more »

Q&A with Roy W. Olivier, president & CEO, ARI

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Jonathan Sweet, Editor in Chief
May 1, 2014

From websites to social media to online reputation management, digital marketing is rapidly evolving. With its recent acquisitions and product releases, ARI is increasing its investment in those areas. This month, we talked to ARI president & CEO Roy Olivier about what’s driving that growth strategy... Read more »

Q&A with Roy W. Olivier, president & CEO, ARI

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By Jonathan Sweet
April 4, 2014

From websites to social media to online reputation management, digital marketing is rapidly evolving. With its recent acquisitions and product releases, ARI is increasing its investment in those areas. To read the full Q&A with Olivier, be sure to check out the May issue of Boating Industry. Boating... Read more »

Q&A with Jim Lane, president, Chaparral & Robalo

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Jonathan Sweet, Editor in Chief
April 1, 2014

While not immune to the boating market crash, the Chaparral and Robalo boat brands have weathered the downturn better than many. Jim Lane, president at Chaparral since 1977, has seen his share of ups and downs in the boating market, but says he is confident about the future of the company’s brands.... Read more »

Q&A with Ron Huibers, Volvo Penta of the Americas

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Kelsey Houle
March 1, 2014

Ron Huibers assumed the helm as president of Volvo Penta of the Americas in 2012. He is responsible for Volvo Penta leisure marine, commercial marine and industrial engine business throughout the Americas. He is also responsible within Volvo Penta for the global marine leisure gas segment. Huibers has... Read more »

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