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Boating Industry now accepting nominations for the 2020 Women Making Waves

Woman Making Waves - Stand-out women in the boating industry

Boating Industry announced it is now accepting nominations for its 2020 Women Making Waves recognition program.  Now in its third year, Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s effort to recognize the numerous women in the boating industry who have made large contributions to its success, propelled its growth and led their organizations into the future.  Women Making Waves nominees can be from ...

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2020 Boating Industry 40 Under 40

40 young leaders blazing a trail of success in the recreational boating industry By Adam Quandt Boating Industry’s annual recognition program of outstanding young leaders in the marine industry highlights a unique group of individuals that stand out from their industry peers. Selected from over 200 nominations from across the industry, this year’s group features strong young leaders from all ...

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Onboard for outboards

By David Gee The boat buying public is fully on board for outboards. Retail sales increased for the eighth consecutive year in 2019, nearly reaching pre-recession levels with a 13-year high. “We’re seeing the trend in consumer demand for higher performance engines continue with outboard engine sales growth in 2019 led by engines 200hp-plus, accounting for 27% of sales, and ...

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Riverside Marine: Family, experience, success

By Adam Quandt Family owned and operated for over 43 years and now in its second generation of ownership, Essex, Maryland’s Riverside Marine defines family-owned and focused business. And with that mindset, the dealership and marina has consistently powered to success. “Riverside is operating a successful profitable business with staying power for a major downturn like it was before the ...

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Entries open for 2020 Top Products

The submission window for the 2020 Top Products is now closed. Boating Industry is now accepting submissions for its 2020 Top Products. The submission process will close Friday, March 6, 2020. Any product that has been introduced or significantly updated since Jan. 1, 2019, is eligible. Many of you have released exciting new products at recent boat shows  – all of which ...

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Market Trends: Room for everyone

By Adam Quandt Industry leaders across the recreation marine sector regularly preach the importance of selling the experience of boating, rather than just simply selling the product. With generous room aboard and the ever-increasing versatility of both pontoons and deck boats, manufacturers within these segments of the industry are consistently striving to provide the experience of boating to the many ...

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Hurricane hole: Marina safety & preparedness

By David Gee The word hurricane is derived from “juracán,” which according to Taíno natives in the Caribbean and Central America, were storms spawned and controlled by the goddess Guabancex, also known as the “one whose fury destroys everything.” The scientific name for a hurricane is tropical cyclone. In general, a cyclone is a large system of spinning air that ...

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The changing — and challenging — marina climate

By David Gee Start a marina by following these nine steps. 1) Plan your business. 2) Determine your costs. 3) Figure out your ongoing expenses. 4) Figure out your target market. 5) Figure out all the different ways to make money. 6) Figure out how much to charge. 7) Figure what your profit might be. 8) Figure out how you ...

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PWCs: Redefining a purpose

Personal watercraft manufacturers strive to keep users on the water, longer By Adam Quandt Now in its eighth consecutive year of growth, the personal watercraft (PWC) of today continuously shatter expectations of who they’re for and what they’re designed for. Manufacturers all around speak of consistent growth between both current users moving up or trying new platforms and first-time buyers ...

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MIBS 2020: 79 years of sunshine, new boats and products

By Adam Quandt From humble beginnings in 1941 as a tent with 50 boats on display, to over 700 contracted exhibitors, an additional 300 working/support dealers and roughly 1,000 total companies participating, the Miami International Boat Show — produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association — continuously provides one of the largest stages for the recreational boating industry to shine ...

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