PWIA receives NASBLA Seal of Safe Boating Practices award

November 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC– The Personal Watercraft Industry Association (PWIA) announced today that it has been awarded the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators’ (NASBLA) Seal of Safe Boating Practices for its Personal Watercraft (PWC) Renter Orientation DVD & Checklist. NASBLA’s... Read more »

MRAA to host young professionals comedy event at MDCE

Nicholas Upton
November 18, 2014

ORLANDO — Bringing the marine retail industry’s leaders of tomorrow together for an evening of levity, laughs and networking is the core aim of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas’ Young Professionals Comedy Event. MRAA will host the third-annual gathering Tuesday, Nov. 18 in conjunction... Read more »

Chester Elton delivers energized 2014 MDCE keynote address

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
November 18, 2014

ORLANDO, November 18, 2014 — To succeed as a manager, you need to get your people to fully commit to you and your business; to go “all in.” Whether you manage the smallest of teams or a big, multi-location marine dealership, you are the owner of a work culture — and few things will have a bigger... Read more »

Centek receives ISO 9001:2008 quality certification

November 18, 2014

AMSTERDAM – At the opening of the 2014 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam, marine exhaust systems manufacturer Centek Industries announced that it has met the stringent requirements of the industry’s most widely accepted standard for manufacturing excellence and received an ABS ISO... Read more »

Dominion Marine Media, Info-Link study insights: Over half of new boat buyers purchase within two months of enquiry

Dominion Marine Media
November 18, 2014

Dominion Marine Media (DMM) recently announced the findings from its in-depth analysis of U.S. sales leads across three of its sites – YachtWorld, Boat Trader and boats.com. One of the key factors revealed by this analysis was the surprising speed at which new boat buyers are making purchase decisions,... Read more »

Wagley named Freedom Boat Club training manager

Freedom Boat Club
November 17, 2014

VENICE, Fla. – Freedom Boat Club, the nation’s largest and oldest boat club, has announced the promotion of Capt. Marti Wagley to Training Manager of its 15 corporate locations in Southwest Florida. Wagley, who has been a Freedom Boat Club instructor since 2007, will supervise a staff of 25. She... Read more »

55th Annual FLIBS: big crowds, sales and lots of sunshine

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
November 17, 2014

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The 55th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show® (FLIBS) was greeted with five days of beautiful weather and enthusiastic crowds eager to see what’s new in the world of boating. More than 1,000 exhibitors displayed nearly 1,500 boats of all sizes, marine electronics,... Read more »

Willard Marine to supply SOLAS Fast Rescue Boats to the NOAA

Willard Marine, Inc.
November 17, 2014

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Willard Marine, Inc. has been awarded contracts to develop two new sizes of Safety of Life At Sea (SOLAS) Fast Rescue Boats (FRBs) for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). An inboard-powered 5.9-meter SOLAS rescue boat with waterjet propulsion will be built for... Read more »

Dealers: Save $200 on certification program costs at MDCE 2014

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
November 17, 2014

ORLANDO, November 17, 2014 — Marine retailers looking to renew their Marine Industry Certified Dealership status or get through the next step of the MICD Program in the most affordable way possible will have a golden opportunity to do so at the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, taking place... Read more »

Raymarine partners with Jeppesen to provide improved customer choice

November 17, 2014

WILSONVILLE, Ore. – Committed to giving boaters around the world access to the best charting experience, FLIR Systems is pleased to announce support for C-MAP by Jeppesen cartography in the company’s range of Raymarine Multifunction Displays. Raymarine and Jeppesen have collaborated to achieve a... Read more »

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