Author Archives: jonathan.sweet

Millennials better educated, but making less

Another report is out that points to the difficulty of growing boating to younger buyers. Per the Washington Post's Wonkblog: Over the past four decades, young American workers saw their average incomes decline by 5.5 percent after adjusting for inflation, according to new figures published Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. In 1975, workers aged 25 to 34 had a median personal income of ...

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Boston Whaler introduces 240 Dauntless Pro

Boston Whaler 240 Dauntless Pro

Boston Whaler has introduced the 240 Dauntless Pro, designed to maximize fishing success—inshore, offshore and anywhere in between. “The 240 Dauntless Pro is designed for the serious angler, with features and options that serve the technical bay boat market,” said Jeff Vaughn, Boston Whaler’s vice president of sales, marketing and customer service. “It’s a tremendous fishing platform with all the ...

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IBEX introduces VIP program for international buyers

The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference is offering a new program to encourage first-time international attendees this year. The new International B2B VIP Program includes a variety of benefits: VIP admission badge Access to the show's International Resource Lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi, refreshments and light snacks Lunch voucher for two days Invitation to exclusive networking cocktail event on Tuesday, Sept. ...

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Entries open for Newport for New Products Awards

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, are accepting applications for the 2017 Newport for New Products Awards. Judged by a team of marine-industry experts, NFNP winners for best new powerboat, sailboat and multihull; best new navigation product; and best new product for boat operation, maintenance, and safety. New for 2017, the NFNP program will ...

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Grady-White’s Joey Weller appointed to RBFF board

Joey Weller, Grady-White

Joey Weller, Grady-White Boats vice president of sales, has been appointed to the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation Board of Directors. “I look forward to supporting the activities of the RBFF as it aims to help boaters and anglers of all ages and experience levels learn, plan and equip for a day on the water,” said Weller. “The RBFF is ...

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2017 NMEA conference returns to Pacific Northwest

Beginning its three-day run on September 26, at the Bellevue Hilton on Seattle's east side and Lake Washington, the 2017 NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo will focus on education and training, a new products expo, demonstration boats, product awards, as well as networking and social events. The NMEA Conference & Expo is the largest trade event in North ...

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Shurhold Industries wins South Florida manufacturing award

Shurhold Industries has been honored with the South Florida Manufacturing Association's Manufacturer of the Year Award. The ceremony was held at the Junior Achievement World Huizenga Center at Broward College in Coconut Creek, Florida. Yearly, SFMA recognizes high-performing manufacturing companies from a wide range of industries. "We're honored to be recognized by the South Florida Manufacturing Association with this award," ...

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MarineMax releasing Q2 2017 results April 27

MarineMax, Inc. will hold a webcast to review its second quarter of fiscal 2017 results at 10 a.m. Eastern Time April 27. To access the webcast, visit the investor relations section of the company's web site at The on-line replay will be available for a limited time beginning within one hour of the conclusion of the call. The Company ...

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Seawide Distribution adding Pennsylvania logistics center

Seawide Distribution is opening a new distribution and logistics center in Youngwood, Pennsylvania. The addition of this Northeast location, its third logistics center in the United States, enables Seawide to deliver ground shipped orders to more than 90 percent of its customer base in just one or two days, the company said. “Seawide has always focused on providing our customers ...

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