MRAA launches online marine industry directory

Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
April 23, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS, – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has made it easier than ever for marine industry suppliers to increase visibility in the marine marketplace and for dealers and retailers to locate potential business partners by launching a new online business directory, mraaindustrydirectory.com. The... Read more »

Robalo Boats to unveil new sub $20K center console on social media

Robalo Boats
April 23, 2015

In an unprecedented marketing move for the boating industry, Robalo Boats will unveil its newest Center Console offering via a worldwide online social media event on June 16. Robalo decided to forego a traditional product launch at boat shows or its annual dealer meeting in favor of the widespread reach... Read more »

Suncoast Boat Show reports attendance, exhibitor growth

Boating Industry
April 23, 2015

The 33rd annual Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota wrapped up last weekend with gains in attendance and in all categories of boats on display, organizers reported. Show attendance over the three days was up 12 percent compared to 2014, while exhibitor participation increased 7 percent. The number of new... Read more »

MarineMax posts 26 percent revenue gains for quarter

Jonathan Sweet
April 23, 2015

MarineMax grew revenue by more than 26 percent for the second quarter of its fiscal year, the company reported Thursday. The company posted revenue of $172.1 million for the quarter ending March 31, up from $136.6 million last year. For the first half of its fiscal year, revenue increased 34 percent... Read more »

Mercury Marine wins Most Eco-Friendly Marine Business Award for the second consecutive year

Mercury Marine
April 23, 2015

Shanghai – Mercury Marine was recently honored with the “Most Eco-Friendly Marine Business Award” for the second consecutive year. Mercury received the award during the 2015 China (Shanghai) International Boat Show for its 75-115hp four-stroke outboard engine platform. The judges noted fuel efficiency... Read more »

Cabela’s Inc. announces Q1 2015 results

April 23, 2015

SIDNEY, Neb. – Cabela’s Incorporated (NYSE:CAB) today reported financial results for first quarter fiscal 2015. For the quarter, total revenue increased 14 percent to $827.1 million; retail store revenue increased 18.9 percent to $524.4 million; direct revenue decreased 3.3 percent to $173.5 million;... Read more »

Attendance, sales up at 2015 Strictly Sail Boat Show

Nicholas Upton
April 23, 2015

Oakland, Calif. – Under sunny blue skies, thousands of sailing aficionados of all ages visited the 2015 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show at Oakland’s Jack London Square, Thursday, April 9 through Sunday, April 12. Overall attendance was up more than two percent with actual buyers – exhibitors reported... Read more »

BRP signs Cobalt Boats

April 22, 2015

STURTEVANT, Wis. – BRP’s award-winning Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines will now be rigged on Cobalt Boats’ Marker One Platform Series of deck and pontoon boats. This new relationship will provide Marker One owners the ability to experience unrivalled performance and the bold breakthrough design of Evinrude... Read more »

Matthew Riddle appointed president, CEO of Walbro Engine Management

Walbro Engine Management
April 22, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. – Walbro Engine Management, the world’s largest carburetor manufacturer and leading supplier of ignition, fuel delivery and storage components and systems, announced the appointment of Matthew Riddle as president and chief executive officer. He will immediately assume responsibilities... Read more »

Freedom Boat Club partners with Mote Marine Laboratory, Pine View School on marine wildlife conservation project

Freedom Boat Club
April 21, 2015

VENICE, Fla – Freedom Boat Club has partnered with two organizations in southwest Florida, the Mote Marine Laboratory and the Pine View School, in an initiative to support marine wildlife conservation. The Mote Marine Laboratory is an independent marine research institution comprised of marine scientists... Read more »

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