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Nick Upton, Associate Digital Editor
January 1, 2014

Five big names in boating spoke about the state of the industry at the 2013 Marine Dealer Conference and Expo. In all, 2013 was a good year. Rick Correll of Tigé Boats, Bob Menne from Premier Marine, Mark Schwabero of Mercury Marine, Ron Huibers of Volvo Penta and Bill McGill of MarineMax fielded questions... Read more »

Attendance jumps at 2013 MDCE


Tom Kaiser, Senior Editor
January 1, 2014

Conference sets mark, as dealer attendees increase 20 percent There’s no questioning the success of the most recent Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, which ran from Nov. 17-20 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Whether eyeing the overall attendance or the many packed-to-the-gills... Read more »

Dominion Marine Media launches DX1 at MDCE

January 1, 2014

Dominion Marine Media, the division of Dominion Enterprises that operates YachtWorld, and, launched DX1 — a new business management solution developed for dealerships — at the Marine Dealer Conference and Expo in Orlando, Fla. Gathering a crowd of interested dealers, conference... Read more »

My-Villages takes The Boat Village live for MDCE

November 19, 2013

Companies Can Now Access Free, Premium and Pro Editions of Digital Collaboration Tool Hobe Sound, Fla. – Nov. 18, 2013 -My-Villages, a leading provider of marine mobile technology, today announced that its Web and mobile-based communication and service coordination platform for boat owners and... Read more »

Baja and Pro-Line to showcase two new models at 2013 MDCE

Baja and Pro-Line Boats
November 18, 2013

Pro-Line 23 Sport Hemingway Edition and Baja 26 Outlaw Outboard Manufacturer Seeks Long-Term Dealer Partners for its Four Quality Brands November 15, 2013 – Washington, N.C. – Baja Marine, manufacturer of the Baja, Donzi, Fountain, and Pro-Line high quality performance boat brands, announces it... Read more »

Five top marine industry execs highlight MDCE Leaders Panel

Marine Dealer Conference & Expo
October 30, 2013

Top executives from five of the leading companies in the marine industry will highlight the Industry Leaders Panel at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. Annually one of the most popular sessions at MDCE, this one-of-a-kind panel discussion, will be 2 p.m. November 20 at the Orange County Convention... Read more »

MRAA to hold second-annual Young Professionals Leadership Development Event

October 22, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS — One year after launching a Young Professionals Community to foster growth and networking opportunities for emerging leaders in the marine industry, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has scheduled the second-annual gathering of this group at the Marine Dealer Conference... Read more »

Boating Industry & MDCE announce Best Ideas finalists

MDCE & Boating Industry
October 8, 2013

Dealers attending the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo will get a chance to hear four of the best ideas of the year at the annual Best Ideas panel discussion. Four dealers have been selected as finalists in this year’s Best Ideas program: Desmasdon’s Boatworks, for its development of an app for... Read more »

13 reasons to attend MDCE 2013

October 1, 2013

From an all-new educational lineup to new networking opportunities, there are plenty of reasons for dealers to come to Orlando for this year’s Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, produced by Boating Industry and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas. Here are 13 of the best reasons to join... Read more »

MDCE registrations on record pace

Marine Dealer Conference & Expo
September 27, 2013

MINNEAPOLIS – Dealer registrations for the 2013 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo set a new record during the early-bird registration period and are currently tracking nearly 25 percent ahead of last year’s record registrations. A total of 473 dealers have registered for the MDCE to date — up... Read more »

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