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Boot 2017: Water sports take center stage

It's been another packed day here at Boot Dusseldorf. The halls were even busier today (Sunday) than yesterday as it seems to be the family day here at the show -- lots of people with kids today. That's always good news. Just like back home in the States, Europe is facing the same problem of getting younger people into boating. ...

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Open letter to President Trump

bill yeargin

Dear President Trump, First, congratulations on your victory in last year’s hard fought campaign. You connected with tens of millions of American who have trusted you with their hopes for the future. As CEO of one of the boating industry’s largest companies with manufacturing across the USA, over 1,000 employees, and distribution in 70 countries, I want to do my ...

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A Boating Industry editor in Dusseldorf


Greetings from across the ocean. I'll be covering the Boot Dusseldorf show this week, so keep an eye out for info here on BoatingIndustry.com, as well as our Facebook page. This is my first trip to Germany, so should be an interesting experience. The show kicks off tomorrow morning, but I took some time to get acclimated today, walking around ...

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Malibu Boats to release fiscal 2017 Q2 results February 1

Malibu Boats, Inc. will release its second quarter fiscal 2017 financial results on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 before the market opens. Following the release, the company's management will host a conference call to discuss the results at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on the same day. The call will be hosted by Malibu CEO Jack Springer and CFO Wayne Wilson. Investors ...

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MarineMax Vacations celebrates five-year anniversary

MarineMax Vacations will be celebrating its five-year anniversary in the British Virgin Islands Thursday. Commencing operations with just 13 sailboats, MarineMax Vacations delivered its first charter in the British Virgin Islands on January 19, 2012.  Since then, MarineMax Vacations has enjoyed growth each year and currently operates a fleet of more than 60 boats, including power catamarans, monohull sailboats, and ...

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Report: Boat sales up in 2016, but growth slows

january bellwether

Boat sales continued to be up year-over-year in December, but the rate of growth slowed, according to the latest Info-Link Bellwether report. According to Info-Link, the Bellwether report tracks sales of powerboats across the country based on new U.S. boat registrations on a rolling 12-month basis. Bellwether states are geographically dispersed states representing roughly half of the US boat market ...

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NATDA expanding floorplan for sold out show

The North American Trailer Dealers Association is sold out of booths for the 2017 NATDA Trade Show & Convention, but is currently in the process of expanding its floorplan to accommodate some additional manufacturers and vendors. The show will be September 7-9, 2017 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. All segments of the trailer industry are represented, including marine, ...

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MarineMax to webcast 2017 fiscal Q1 results January 24

MarineMax, Inc. will hold a webcast to review its first quarter of fiscal 2017 results on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. To access the webcast, please visit the investor relations section of the company's website at http://www.marinemax.com. The on-line replay will be available for a limited time beginning within one hour of the conclusion of the ...

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ABYC names new board members, officers


The American Boat & Yacht Council hosted its 63rd annual meeting and announced the election of three new members to the board of directors as well as the election of four officers. The annual meeting included an awards presentation to recognize ABYC members who have provided exceptional service to the marine industry. Joining the board of directors is Christina Paul ...

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