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Correct Craft celebrates ‘Promote Your Passion’ winners

Correct Craft recently announced winners of their  “Promote Your Passion” initiative, conducted in partnership with the Orlando Sentinel. “Promote Your Passion” was a Correct Craft initiative to promote and raise awareness and money for small, local charitable organizations. The initiative ended this week and was a tremendous success. Promote Your Passion was a contest allowing charitable organizations across Central Florida ...

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At the helm: Charting a course for the next 90 years

By David Gee In 1929, an enterprising, entrepreneurial boating enthusiast by the name of James W. Peaslee decided what the world needed was a publication “devoted exclusively to the interests of the boat and motor dealer, and builder.” With that, BOATING BUSINESS was launched, just as the stock market crashed. Fortunately, the recreational boating business in this country survived, as ...

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Colorado Boat Center: Powering through

By Adam Quandt The statement powering through would be an understatement for Johnstown, Colorado’s Colorado Boat Center and its perseverance through both good and bad. Located about 40 miles north of Denver, the Colorado dealership is laid out over three acres, with two buildings totaling 16,000 square feet of space. Construction of the dealership’s main, 14,000-square-foot building was completed in ...

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Managing customer communication

By Jonathan Sweet From landing sales to managing expectations in the service department, communication is essential to keeping customers happy. Poor customer communication can sink a company. It’s a simple undertaking, but one on which companies consistently fall short. Customers will quickly bail on a company that doesn’t deliver a good customer experience. Nearly two-thirds of customers rank customer experience ...

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The sterndrive story: What lies beneath the surface

By David Gee To paraphrase something Mark Twain may – or may not – have once said: The rumors of the death of the sterndrive are greatly exaggerated. Now before we get a bunch of angry emails asking who in fact declared the category dead, the answer is no one. Not today. Maybe not ever. Though it’s a fact that ...

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15 Years of Top 100

By Jonathan Sweet When the Boating Industry Top 100 started in 2005, it was a major undertaking for both the magazine and the industry. Nobody had ever attempted to find and recognize the best dealers in the industry. The goal of celebrating those top dealers was only part of the program. The most important goal of the Boating Industry Top ...

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RBFF helps 60,000 boats return with reactivation program

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced that its Boat Registration Reactivation Program brought a record number of boats back to the water. The program, which delivered letters to owners of boats with lapsed registrations in 19 states, resulted in more than 60,000 re-registrations. “Year after year, our Boat Registration Reactivation Program has brought tens of thousands of boaters ...

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NMMA issues call for Miami Innovation Awards entries

The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards program is now accepting submissions. The program provides the opportunity for eligible exhibitors to enter new products into twenty-six product categories. The 2020 Innovation Award winners will be announced and honored during the Miami Boat Show's Innovation Breakfast on Feb. 14, 2020. Entrants to the 2020 program will not only have a chance to win ...

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Registration opens for American Boating Congress 2020

Registration for the 2020 American Boating Congress (ABC) is now open. NMMA said it is encouraging all stakeholders to reserve their spot today. ABC 2020 – the recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy summit in Washington, D.C. – will be held on Tuesday, May 12 through Thursday, May 14. For the first time the event moves to the InterContinental located at ...

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Construction begins on new Tampa deepwater marina

South Tampa will soon be home to Tampa’s largest new deep-water marina. Real estate development and land investment firm BTI Partners has started construction of the 150-slip full-service marina able to accommodate large vessels. The marina will be part of the 52-acre Westshore Marina District – a vibrant mixed-use community - on Westshore and Gandy Boulevard on Old Tampa Bay across ...

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