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Boating Industry Elevate VIRTUAL conference launch

The Boating Industry Elevate Summit is launching with a new Virtual-First experience this July culminating with an in-person conference November 16-18, 2020. The goal of the Virtual-First and In-Person Event combination is to bring together marine leaders from around the country and to create conversations within the Community virtually and in-person. The Vitrual-First experience will launch on July 1, 2020 ...

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Big Thunder Marine announces Florida location

Big Thunder Marine opens in Florida

Big Thunder Marine has announced a new location at PGA Marina in Palm Beach Gardens, FL with a focus on Fountain center consoles. “Big Thunder has done a great job representing Iconic Marine Group (parent company of Fountain) at Lake of the Ozarks. I’m excited for what they can do on the East Coast of Florida,” says Fred Ross, owner ...

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OneWater Marine posts big revenue increase

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OneWater Marine Inc. reports that for the fiscal third quarter-to-date ended May 31, 2020, revenue increased in excess of 30% and same-store-sales topped 25% compared to the prior year. Despite several stores being impacted by government shelter-in-place orders, both sales and same-store-sales continue to exceed the expectations. The company also said they remain optimistic that these positive sales trends will ...

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Marine Connection adds new sales location

Marine Connection adds new location

Marine Connection, the third-ranked dealer in the 2019 Boating Industry Top 100, has opened its sixth Florida sales location at the expansive Riverwatch Marina complex in Stuart, FL, which is owned and managed by Southern Marinas. Marine Connection’s showroom and outdoor exhibit space will feature new boat sales of Sportsman, Blackfin and Hurricane brands, along with premium pre-owned inventory and ...

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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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