Home » Features


Boat, engine sales up as Brunswick reports second quarter results

bayliner element xl

Brunswick Corp. reported strong revenue growth Thursday for the second quarter of 2016, with sales up in marine engines, boats and fitness equipment. “Our reported second quarter net sales increased by 9 percent,” said Brunswick Chairman and CEO Mark Schwabero. “Our top line reflected strong growth rates in our fitness segment and fiberglass outboard and aluminum boats. This growth was ...

Read More »

Q&A with MDCE closing keynote speaker Sam Dantzler


Sam Dantzler of Sam’s Watersports Dock and Garage Composites is a familiar face to anyone who has attended the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in the past few years. However, the 2016 MDCE will offer attendees to experience Dantzler’s expertise in a whole new way. Dantzler will present the closing keynote, “Change: It’s the Only Option,” on the final day ...

Read More »

Boat sales up across all segments in June

june bellwether

Sales of powerboats were up in every category for the 12 months ending in June, according to the latest Info-Link Bellwether report. 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 (varies by market ...

Read More »

Weekly 5: Industry delivers comments on ethanol standards


The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Industry delivers comments on ethanol standards Industry groups submitted thousands of comments from the industry, speaking out against increased ethanol levels as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard. ...

Read More »

NMMA, ICAST collaboration lauded as win-win

2016 ICAST Outdoor Boat Display

New Marine Accessories Pavilion at world’s largest fishing show lauded by aftermarket accessory manufacturers A new collaboration between the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the American Sportfishing Association to host the first-ever Marine Accessories Pavilion at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades trade show had met with overwhelming support from exhibitors. The new-for-2016 Marine Accessories Pavilion presented a wide ...

Read More »

Economic Snapshot: Unemployment rises, job openings fall

help wanted sign

This month’s jobs report is less positive than past months, with the number of unemployed persons increasing in June and the number of job openings decreasing on the last business day of May. Employment situation Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 287,000 jobs and the unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percentage points to 4.9 percent in June. The number of ...

Read More »

Freedom Boat Club makes major donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Freedom Boat Club_Big Brothers Big Sisters

Freedom Boat Club recently concluded its first-ever cause-marketing campaign to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Total donations raised by Freedom Boat Clubs nationwide totaled $61,594.00. Freedom Boat Club President and CEO John Giglio presented the check to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America President and CEO Pam Iorio at the organization’s national headquarters in Tampa on July 12. ...

Read More »
click me