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Boating Industry’s 2022 Top Products

The newest and most innovative products across the recreational boating industry for 2022 Celebrating its ninth year, the Boating Industry Top Products program continues to bring you 50 of the marine industry’s newest and most innovative products and services to recently hit the market, ranging from boat models to building components and everything in between. In order to be eligible ...

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2022 Boating Industry 40 Under 40

As Boating Industry’s annual recognition program of strong young leaders in the marine industry moves into its sixth year, it continues to shine a spotlight on a unique group of individuals leading the pack. Selected from just under 200 nominations from across the industry, this year’s group features young professionals blazing trails of success from all segments of the marine ...

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2022 Forecast: Growth on the horizon, despite challenges

Boating Industry - February 2022

By Adam Quandt Over the last couple of years, change has been just about the only constant. From temporary factory shutdowns to adapting to completely new ways of doing work and so much more, the recreational boating industry has continued to weather an ever-evolving storm. While tackling challenge after challenge and change after change, the industry has met unprecedented demand ...

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2021 Boating Industry Movers & Shakers

By David Gee The 11th Annual Boating Industry Movers & Shakers awards recognize innovative leaders and trailblazers in the recreational boating industry who embrace the challenge of change. Their leadership has been especially critical during this extraordinary past year-and-a-half when it seems as if the only constant in our lives – and the industry – has been change. Our 2021 ...

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Pandemic +1: Where are we now?

By David Gee and Adam Quandt Global pandemic. Do you remember when you first heard those words? When dealerships closed their doors and production lines shut down did memories of ’07 and ’08 come flooding back like a bad dream? Did you wonder where this was all headed? Well, we may still be wondering that today, but at least the ...

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2021 Women Making Waves

Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s effort to recognize the multitude of women in the industry who have made and continue to make great contributions to its success, propel its growth and lead their organizations and peers into the future. With roughly 100 well-qualified nominations for this year’s Women Making Waves, choosing the highlighted women was no easy task. There ...

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Boating Industry’s 2021 Top Products

Now in its eighth year, the Boating Industry Top Products program brings you 50 of the marine industry’s newest and most innovative products and services to recently hit the market, ranging from boat models to building components and everything in between. In order to be eligible for consideration, products or services had to have been introduced or significantly updated since ...

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Q&A: Wells Fargo’s Chad Lyon

By David Gee Wells Fargo Distribution Finance, part of Wells Fargo & Company, recently announced the retirement of marine industry leader Bruce Van Wagoner after 45 years in the industry and 33 years with Distribution Finance (DF). Chad Lyon has been selected to lead DF’s Marine group, and we had the chance to chat over Zoom just before this magazine ...

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2021 Boating Industry 40 Under 40

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Now in its fifth year, Boating Industry’s annual recognition program of strong young leaders in the marine industry shines a spotlight on a unique group of individuals leading the pack. Selected from around 200 nominations from across the industry, this year’s group features prominent young professionals form all segments of the marine industry from boat dealers to manufacturers and everything ...

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2021 Forecast: The usual suspects plus some new additions

By David Gee What will determine success for your dealership during this 2021 selling season? The overall economy? For sure. Consumer confidence? Check. Workforce issues and challenges? Yep. That trio hovers at – or near – the top of the list nearly every year. But this year, two new entrants rear their ugly heads: inventory, or lack thereof, and the ...

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