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Plan for peak performance at MDCE 2014

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
September 19, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — Everyone seeks to improve and grow their business, whether the focus is revenue, profits, customer loyalty, employee satisfaction, or all of the above. But without smart goals and a step-by-step plan to reach them, it’s unlikely you’ll move the needle. At the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference... Read more »

Nautique’s G23 wins wakeboarding, wakesurfing boat of the year

Nautique
September 19, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — Nautique is pleased to announce the Super Air Nautique G23 was chosen as WakeWorld’s Riders Choice “Wakeboarding Boat of the Year” and also Wakeworld’s first ever “Wakesurfing Boat of the Year!” Last year Wakeworld wakeboarders from all over the globe selected the Super... Read more »

Mobile selling: Bring the showroom to the customer

Boating Industry
September 19, 2014

More than 8.5 million Americans owned a boat in 2013, according to the joint special report on fishing and boating from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation and The Outdoor Foundation. And 88 million of us set foot in one for recreational purposes at least once last year. In addition, 532,00... Read more »

Crest Marine’s Joe Curran leaving company

Boating Industry
September 19, 2014

Joe Curran, former managing partner of Crest Marine, has resigned his position with the Michigan-based pontoon manufacturer. “In all businesses, we evaluate what needs to happen to create growth and improvement, as well as sustain that growth,” Curran said in a statement. “As partners,... Read more »

Premier Marine names Tim Menne as new VP of Palm Beach/Weeres Pontoons

Premier Marine Inc.
September 18, 2014

WYOMING, Minn. – Pontoon builder Premier Marine Inc. has announced the promotion of Tim Menne to Vice President of the Palm Beach/Weeres brands. “I’m honored and excited to be in the position to help guide such a strong organization, as well as a world class dealer network,” says Menne. “These... Read more »

AMI enters new membership alliance with Boating BC Association

Association of Marina Industries
September 18, 2014

WARREN, R.I. – The Association of Marina Industries (AMI) and Boating BC Association, have entered into a membership alliance that will welcome Boating BC marina members as full members of AMI with access to all membership services and benefits in addition to their membership to Boating BC. This... Read more »

Brunswick completes sale of retail bowling business to Bowlmor AMF

Brunswick Corporation
September 18, 2014

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Brunswick Corporation announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of its Retail Bowling business to Bowlmor AMF for $270 million. In a related strategic action, Brunswick continues the process of selling its Bowling Products business in a separate transaction. As... Read more »

Mercury Marine to offer public boat demos at 2014 IBEX

Nicholas Upton
September 18, 2014

WHO: Mercury Marine WHAT: On-water boat/engine demos at 2014 IBEX show WHEN: Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.); Oct. 2 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) WHERE: South Dock slips 8a and 8d                Tampa Convention Center Riverwalk                333 S. Franklin St.          ... Read more »

NMRA hosts educational events at IBEX

National Marine Representatives Association
September 18, 2014

Gurnee, Ill. - To better educate industry members about the general role independent sales reps can play in a business, the National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) is hosting multiple events during the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX). Free “Ask... Read more »

Explore the future of digital marketing at MDCE 2014

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
September 18, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — In today’s rapidly changing digital marketing environment, it can be a challenge for even the savviest of marine dealerships to stay atop the latest Internet trends. Dealers may question whether their efforts are paying off, if they’re using the available tools to their maximum capacity,... Read more »

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