Palm Beach show returns in March

Boating Industry
February 5, 2016

The 31st Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show is scheduled for Thursday, March 17 through Sunday, March 20, along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach. The international event will feature more than $1 billion worth of yachts, boats and accessories, including hundreds of boats ranging from... Read more »

Ranger highlighting saltwater boats at Miami

Boating Industry
February 5, 2016

Ranger Boats will be displaying its latest saltwater fishing boats at this year's Miami International Boat Show. In conjunction with local Ranger dealer Sundance Marine, this year's Ranger booth (booth number B205) will highlight a mix of products including the official debut of the 2350 Bay Ranger.... Read more »

MasterCraft reports 12 percent sales increase for quarter

Boating Industry
February 5, 2016

MasterCraft on Thursday announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 second quarter, ended December 27, 2015. Highlights: Net sales, excluding the terminated Hydra-Sports manufacturing contract, increased 12.2 percent versus the year-earlier period Total second-quarter net sales rose 4.5 percent... Read more »

Petition launches to restore Miami Marine Stadium

Boating Industry
February 4, 2016

As approximately 100,000 people prepare to visit Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin in February as part of the first-ever Miami International Boat Show to be held on Virginia Key, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Dade Heritage Trust are launching a petition to demonstrate public support... Read more »

Marine Ad Network partners with Show Management

Boating Industry
February 4, 2016

Marine Ad Network has announced a new partnership with Show Management to provide hyperlocal digital marketing campaigns for exhibitors during the Palm Beach International Boat Show. Hyperlocal marketing allows exhibitors the chance to connect boat show attendees with content that is tailored specifically... Read more »

Honda Marine signs OEM agreement with Brig Boats

Boating Industry
February 4, 2016

Honda Marine announced Wednesday a new OEM agreement with Brig USA. Brig Boats  is a manufacturer of foldable and rigid inflatable boats for recreational and professional use. Based in Kharkov, Ukraine, the 25-year-old company recently announced its launch into the U.S. market with two dealers located... Read more »

MarineMax reports higher revenue, sales for Q1

Boating Industry
February 4, 2016

MarineMax, Inc., the nation’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, announced results on Thursday for its first quarter ended December 31, 2015. Revenue grew more than 7 percent to $169.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, from $158.1 million for the comparable quarter last year. Same-store... Read more »

IMI awards CMM, CMO certifications at IMBC

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Boating Industry
February 3, 2016

The International Marina Institute, the training subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries, awarded certifications to three marina professionals as Certified Marina Managers  and three marina professionals as a Certified Marina Operator January 28 at the 2016 International Marina & Boatyard... Read more »

Jeanneau/Prestige Yachts America names new marketing director

Boating Industry
February 3, 2016

Jeanneau/Prestige Yachts America (the subsidiary of the French boat builder by the same name), announced Wednesday the appointment of Margriet Mitchell as its new marketing director. With more than 20 years of agency-side experience, Mitchell has developed and orchestrated many strategic marketing campaigns... Read more »

BRP plans to create global training center

The Journal Times
February 3, 2016

STURTEVANT, Wis. — BRP plans to establish a global training center this year in Sturtevant, Wis., that will annually draw more than 500 dealers and technicians, according to The Journal Times. On Tuesday, BRP gained the village’s conceptual agreement to contribute money toward the plan. Four BRP... Read more »

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