West Marine reports 2014 results, gives 2015 outlook

West Marine
February 26, 2015

WATSONVILLE, Calif. – West Marine, Inc. (Nasdaq:WMAR) today reported unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 3, 2015. Fiscal 2014 was a 53-week year for the company and both the full year and fourth quarter benefitted from the additional week. Net revenues... Read more »

NMMA’s Nicole Vasilaros appointed to International Trade Advisory Committee on Consumer Goods

National Marine Manufacturers Association
February 26, 2015

Nicole Vasilaros, the National Marine Manufacturer Association’s director of federal and legal affairs, has been appointed as a member of the International Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) on Consumer Goods. The committee advises the U.S. Secretary of Commerce concerning trade matters including... Read more »

Nautique Wake Series kicks off next week

February 25, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Nautique Wake Series, the industry’s premier tour with the industry’s largest prize purse, kicks off next week in Melbourne, Australia. The first event of this series is the prestigious Moomba Masters Invitational on March 4th-9th. With hundreds of thousands of spectators lining... Read more »

GE Survey: Optimism reigns in marine industry

Jonathan Sweet
February 25, 2015

Nearly 80 percent of the marine industry expects to see their sales grow by 5 to 10 percent, according to a new survey released Wednesday by GE Capital, Commercial Distribution Finance. That’s up from 54 percent who felt the same in 2014 and 43 percent in 2013. The survey was conducted earlier... Read more »

Mercury Marine facilitates boater education during National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Mercury Marine
February 24, 2015

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Mercury Marine has teamed up with three of its television partners to educate boaters on how to prevent the spread of invasive species. The initiative comes as part of National Invasive Species Awareness Week across the country. The videos showcase Captain Mike Genoun of Florida... Read more »

ARI schedules first HelpForce Live! webinar for marine dealers

ARI Network Services
February 24, 2015

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – ARI Network Services, Inc. announced that it will host its first HelpForce Live! webinar, Managing Lead Management for Marine Dealers, on Monday, March 2 at 4 p.m. ET. ARI’s Director of Education, Bob McCann, has helped hundreds of dealers gain control of their lead management... Read more »

Freedom Boat Club appoints National Franchise Marketing Advisory Council members

Freedom Boat Club
February 24, 2015

Venice, Fla. – Freedom Boat Club recently appointed six members to serve on its newly formed national franchise Marketing Advisory Council. Newly appointed council members represent a cross section of geographic club locations and include Scott Isaacks of Austin, TX; Dan Hasbrouck of San Diego, Calif.;... Read more »

Cruzin introduces Captains Program

Nicholas Upton
February 24, 2015

DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Boaters see them around every harbor: people dreamily looking out over the boats, longing to be part of the lifestyle, out on the water. Now, owners can play a part in introducing newcomers to their passion, or aid the shorthanded visitor—and generate extra income while doing... Read more »

BoatUS offers tips on peer-to-peer rentals

February 24, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va., – Airbnb may a popular “peer-to-peer” lodging site on the web, but if you want to rent a boat in your local area or away, you’ve got options, too. Boatbound.com, Boatsetter.com and Cruzin.com are just a few of the new crop of online websites offering a chance to rent a boat for... Read more »

David Gregory, of NBC’s Meet the Press, to give keynote remarks at American Boating Congress

February 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  February 24, 2015 –  The 2015 American Boating Congress is pleased to announce our keynote speaker, former NBC Meet the Press moderator, David Gregory! David’s keynote presentation will take place the morning of Wednesday, May 13th. When the major figures in Washington... Read more »

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