Author Archives: Adam Quandt

Focus on fundamentals and proven technology for 2021

By Matt Sellhorst With an unprecedented busy season behind us and an unpredictable 2021 ahead of us, it’s time to focus on the fundamentals and utilize proven technology for a successful 2021. Here are seven fundamentals to focus on during this off-season: Improve interview portion of the sales process One of the most overlooked and most impactful portions of the ...

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At the Helm: Competition is cool

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By David Gee “A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.” Publius Ovidius Naso, known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus, about 2,000 years ago. But I think this sentiment about competition has stood the test of time. In fact, ...

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Celebrate your team

By Adam Quandt In a recent company-wide Zoom meeting for Boating Industry’s parent company, leadership took a moment to recognize the hard work of every team representing every title under the company.  They were speaking to the challenges we have all faced over the last few months and how we have come together to overcome and excel in spite of ...

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2020 Boating Industry Movers & Shakers

By David Gee The 10th Annual Boating Industry Movers & Shakers Awards recognize innovative leaders and trailblazers in the recreational boating industry who embrace the challenge of change. These leaders have been especially critical in 2020, when it seems like the only constants are challenge and change. This year’s Mover & Shaker of the Year led the transition of a ...

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2020 Boating Industry Bold Moves

By Adam Quandt The six leaders below aren’t afraid to make bold moves to advance boating by improving technology, growing its customer base, bringing industry stakeholders together and raising the bar of professionalism and determination for the industry as a whole. Don’t be afraid to experiment John Adams & Shep McKenneyCo-founders, Seakeeper It isn’t very often that we recognize a ...

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Sea-Doo continues to push innovation limits with 2021 lineup

By Adam Quandt Despite a brief slow down in production due to the ongoing pandemic, Sea-Doo hasn’t slowed at all in pushing innovations to the absolute limit. After a successful launch of redesigned models in its recreational segment last year, BRP’s Sea-Doo brand hasn’t rested on any laurels for 2021. The 2021 model year for Sea-Doo brings forward a completely ...

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Things are looking up for saltwater fishing

By David Gee “I only work so I can afford the amount of fishing required to forget about work.” –Will Rogers Actor, cowboy, humorist and social commentator Will Rogers said that 100 years ago, but I think he would be pretty happy with the state of fishing today.   For the 10th year in a row, the Outdoor Foundation and ...

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LIQUI MOLY ventures ‘across the pond’ for PWC business

By Adam Quandt For nearly 60 years, LIQUI MOLY has been producing and supplying motor and gear oils, fuel and oil additives and other care products all across Europe. Born and manufactured in Germany, LIQUI MOLY has had its sights set on being the best in high-performance products since 1957. “We have no interest in being the cheapest,” LIQUI MOLY ...

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MarineMax acquires SkipperBud’s and affiliates

MarineMax recently announced the acquisition of SkipperBud's and its affiliate, Silver Seas, deepening the North-South-West connection for both organizations and their customers.  SkipperBud’s was founded over 60 years ago with the realization that the growth and success of the company depended on its team members. Under Michael Pretasky Sr., SkipperBud’s demonstrated a commitment to customers by delivering the dream of the boating lifestyle ...

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Sailing Hall of Fame inducts nine new members

 The National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) announced today that on Saturday, September 12th, it celebrated its 10th annual induction in a virtual format. While COVID-19 prevented everyone from gathering in person, the virtual platform allowed friends, family and a host of Hall of Famers and VIPs to join from across the country – and the world.  Nine individuals were honored ...

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