Discover Boating’s ‘Stories of Discovery’ introduces the Vazquez family

Discover Boating
July 28, 2014

CHICAGO — Discover Boating’s new “Story of Discovery,” in partnership with the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), introduces the Vazquez family, who enjoy their days together aboard a boat. This Hispanic family found each other when they discovered boating and fishing –... Read more »

Yamaha Marine Group announces Endless Propeller Solutions training

Yamaha Marine Group
July 28, 2014

KENNESAW, Ga. –  Yamaha Marine Group  announced the addition of Endless Propeller Solutions to its world-class training curriculum. The instructor-led training, offered through Yamaha Marine University, will be available to Yamaha Marine dealer principals and service professionals to meet growing... Read more »

Get more out of social media at MDCE 2014

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
July 28, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — In today’s marketplace, getting noticed online has become at least as important as grabbing attention offline at boat shows, in print advertisements, through billboards, and the like. If your dealership isn’t taking search engine optimization (SEO) seriously, chances are you’re... Read more »

Volvo Penta of the Americas appoints new US dealers

Volvo Penta
July 28, 2014

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Volvo Penta of the Americas today announced five new dealers for service and sales of its marine diesel and gas products in the United States. The new Volvo Penta dealers are Pacific Power Group, Manitowoc Marina, Boyne Boat Yard, Jacksonville Boat Sales and Liquid Wrenches. “This... Read more »

Inaugural PDB days to offer demos, displays

Pontoon & Deck Boat magazine
July 25, 2014

For the first time ever, Pontoon & Deck Boat magazine is opening up its annual Shootout Boat Test to the public to help celebrate its 20th anniversary. PDB Days is a two-day event that kicks off Friday, September 19 at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Mo., on beautiful Table Rock Lake. PDB is... Read more »

NOAA seeking angler input

NOAA
July 25, 2014

NOAA Fisheries is seeking input from saltwater anglers to aid in the creation of a National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Policy.  Russell Dunn, National Policy Advisor for Recreational Fisheries will host a public webinar on Monday July 28th starting at 2 p.m. ET to hear what people think would... Read more »

Freedom Boat Club taps Kenton Smith for CMO position

Freedom Boat Club
July 25, 2014

VENICE, Fla. – Freedom Boat Club, the world’s oldest and largest boat club and franchise operation in North America, has tapped Wanda Kenton Smith as its new chief marketing officer, effective September 1. In this capacity, Kenton Smith will work with the Freedom Boat Club executive team to... Read more »

Yamaha Marine Group expanding service training programs

Yamaha Marine Group
July 25, 2014

KENNESAW, Ga. – Yamaha Marine Group announced the expansion of its world-class Yamaha Marine Service training. To meet a growing demand for training, courses are now available to Yamaha Global Distributors and select, qualified non-Yamaha organizations. “Yamaha Marine Service Training through... Read more »

Make bank on trade-ins at MDCE 2014

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
July 25, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Accepting a trade-in for a new boat purchase can help dealers win more business; however, it can quickly turn from financial gain to strain without the right trade-in process. With more consumers trading in used boats to buy new these days, it’s increasingly important for dealerships... Read more »

‘Nautique cares’ initiative brings employees to El Salvador

Nautique
July 25, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — Throughout the past week, Nautique employees traveled from Orlando, Florida, to El Salvador and served as part of the Nautique Cares initiative. Forty Nautique employees participated in one of two service trips to El Salvador. Both groups aided in construction work at a rural mountain... Read more »

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