BI Weekly 5: Sandy could lead to record boating loss


Christopher Gerber (
November 13, 2012
Filed under Weekly 5

Editor’s Note: 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 Tuesday on

1. Sandy could lead to record boating loss

The financial impact from Sandy could be the worst ever for the boating industry, according to experts talked to by the Associated Press.

Read more from the Asbury Park Press

2. Kansas boat tax changes move to legislature

Now that Kansas voters have given the legislature the ability to lower personal property taxes on boats, legislators are expected to do just that, according to those in the industry in the state.

3. Getting the most from annual reviews

Most managers don’t like to give them, most employees don’t like to give them. But annual reviews can serve an important purpose. Fast Company tells you how to get the most out of them.

4. Consumer sentiment up for fourth straight month

Consumers continue to gain optimism as the Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment index hit 84.9 in the preliminary November gauge – the highest mark since 2007.

5. Get your MDCE updates all week long

The entire Boating Industry team is down in Orlando this week for the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo. Be sure to check out our website all week, and look for the latest updates on Twitter from @BoatingIndustry and #MDCE.


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