• Barletta Boats powers up pontoon production line

    Barletta Boat Co., LLC President and Co-Owner Bill Fenech wants to use his 30-plus years of recreational vehicle experience give the pontoon segment of the boating industry a hard shake that quickly makes waves. “The boating industry is way behind the RV industry,” Fenech said. “In the next 10 years, ...

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  • Why email is (still) so powerful

    You are a successful and busy boating industry professional. Maybe you own or manage a boat dealership, or you hold a managerial role at one. It’s likely that you want to market your business and promote your inventory in the most effective way, but you have limited resources. You just ...

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  • Where’s your next employee?

    It’s a new year, but one thing hasn’t changed: the boating industry is still facing a workforce crisis. We’ve written about it extensively in the pages of Boating Industry over the last few years and will surely continue to do so heading forward. Almost every dealer I talked to at ...

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In This Issue

  • 2018 Forecast: Consistent growth will mirror existing conditions

    Forward momentum is likely to continue as the boating industry gets ready to navigate a seventh consecutive year of growth. From a macro standpoint, market success remains on the horizon.  The industry has the wind at its back and is being propelled favorably by rising real estate sales, a strong ...

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