MIASF, Informa release FLIBS economic impact results

Following the 60th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), held October 30th through November 3rd, 2019, Thomas J. Murray and Associates, Inc. conducted a study on the economic impact of the world’s largest in-water boat show. The Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), owners of the show, and Informa Markets U.S. Boat Shows, producers of the show, released ...

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Webinar: How to reopen retail safely

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From the Inside Out: Transitioning Retail Experiences to Keep Shoppers Safe When: Tuesday, May 26, 11:00 a.m. (MT) Speaker: Chris Hogue, LiveArea Influenced by evolving safety procedures and changing attitudes about in-store experiences, smart retailers are looking at new ways to engage customers. The trick will be to help shoppers get in and out quickly – or help them to ...

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OneWater Marine Inc. announces new board members

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OneWater Marine Inc. announced that Anthony Aisquith and Bari Harlam have been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to welcome Anthony and Bari to the Board of Directors. Their combined knowledge will be instrumental as we navigate today’s challenging environment and execute our long-term growth strategy. Anthony’s deep marine industry expertise and proven leadership will further ...

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ABC 2020 in full swing online

Yesterday marked the first day of the 2020 virtual American Boating Congress (ABC) event where, despite not being able to meet in person, over 800 participants from across the country attended to learn about NMMA’s advocacy efforts to protect the boating industry during the current COVID-19 crisis. The programming – which was covered by Beltway media – included a variety ...

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Palm Beach International Boat Show kicks off today, online

The Palm Beach International Boat Show -- which saw 53,000 visitors last year and had a statewide economic impact of $682.7 million -- was forced to “come about” and move to a virtual platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a sign of unity among the West Palm Beach marine community, Palm Beach County safe harbor marinas, local law enforcement boats, towing ...

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National Safe Boating Week carries extra message for 2020

National Safe Boating Week, which begins this Saturday, May 16, and runs through Friday, May 22, is the traditional early boating season reminder to help recreational boaters embrace safety all season long. However, the important National Safe Boating Week recommendation urging life jacket wear is now joined by an equally important boating safety message — how to stay safe during ...

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NATDA opens registration for products display at 2020 show

The North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) has announced the opening of registration for the 2020 edition of the New Product Display to vendors exhibiting at the 2020 NATDA Trailer Show. The display, located in the Dealers Lounge during the annual show, is the main hub for the newest accessories and innovations in the trailer industry. This year, the display ...

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MRAA, MTAs publish boat dealer guide to operating safely

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The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, along with trade association partners from across the marine industry, released a 58-page publication aimed at helping boat businesses operate safely in a new marketplace concerned with the COVID-19 health crisis. The publication, titled “Guide to Operating Your Boat Business Safely,” provides a manual for running an organization that is safe for employees, ...

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Maryland lifts restriction on boating access

Yesterday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that his administration is lifting restrictions on motorized boating starting today at 7:00 a.m. ET. In response, NMMA applauded the decision, calling the move a responsible approach to balancing the need for social distancing with access to outdoor recreation. Leading up to the announcement, more than 1,000 Boating United advocates contacted Governor Hogan in ...

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OneWater reports increased revenue for Q2

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OneWater Marine Inc. announced results for its fiscal second quarter ended March 31, 2020. “Rising second quarter sales and a proven, adaptable business model contributed to a strong fiscal second quarter. Same-store sales through mid-March outpaced the prior year delivering approximately 10% growth year-over-year, but slowed significantly in the last two weeks of March as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across ...

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