Discover Boating sees record web traffic

Discover Boating sees record web traffic saw a 58% increase in total website visitors in July compared to the same period last year, which is a continued trend building upon the successes reported in May and June. In July, boating continued to be top of mind for many consumers as they searched for outdoor recreation options that naturally allow social distancing. The increased website traffic signals boating interest remains ...

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Fountain adds to Florida dealer network

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Fountain Powerboats continues its expansion into the highly competitive Florida market with the recent addition of Bonita Boat Center and Big Thunder Marine Palm Beach.  Both dealerships will carry the entire 2021 Fountain lineup, which includes 10 models of center consoles ranging in length from 34- to 43-feet.  "Bonita Boat Center is excited to partner with Fountain and believes the ...

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Jeff Husby named president, CEO of WaterSports Central

WaterSports Central LLC (WC), a boat dealership with six retail locations across Georgia and South Carolina announced and welcomed veteran marine retailer Jeff Husby as its partner, president and CEO. Preston Davis who has served as the organization’s senior executive since 2017, moves into an advisory and board member role.  Husby brings a wealth of industry leadership experience including nearly ...

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Boating Industry extends 2020 Top 100 application deadline

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Boating Industry has announced a new extension of the deadline to submit applications for the 2020 Top 100 Dealers program. After speaking with a number of dealerships about the circumstances of the ongoing pandemic, paired with unprecedented busyness beyond the typical selling season, the staff at Boating Industry felt that dealerships should have more time to complete and submit applications ...

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Industry’s ‘Get On Board’ campaign signals success

Get On Board campaign launches

In under two months, a collaborative marketing campaign from Take Me Fishing and Discover Boating has reached an audience of more than 640 million. Launched June 15, the Get On Board campaign is a joint effort between the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF), Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) to help more Americans experience the restorative health ...

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Boating Industry accepting nominations for 2020 Movers & Shakers

Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Movers & Shakers. The Movers & Shakers program recognizes leaders who haven’t been afraid to take chances, to rethink the way they do business, to embrace the challenges facing the marine industry head on. Nominees can be from and company, group or organization that does business in the boating industry, as long ...

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First student completes Yamaha Marine Apprentice Program

Sunshine Boats and Motors, in conjunction with Yamaha Marine, announced that Dustin Bearden is the first apprentice to successfully complete the Yamaha Marine Apprentice Program (YMAP) offered through Yamaha Marine University (YMU). YMAP includes 4,000 hours of comprehensive, hands-on Yamaha outboard technician training supported by an online platform. The program pairs seasoned mentors in dealership service departments with novice technicians ...

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Four new brands added to Emerald Coast Marine roster

Emerald Coast Marine Group

On the heels of its recently launched 10,000-square foot showroom at its Niceville, FL headquarters location comes news that Emerald Coast Marine Group is adding new brands to their boat sales line-up. Emerald Coast Marine Group has been appointed as the authorized dealership for Solace Boats by Stephen Dougherty, representing the entire northern gulf coast.   In addition, the dealership’s ...

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OneWater Marine Inc. reports 49% revenue increase for Q3

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OneWater Marine Inc. announced results for its fiscal third quarter ended June 30, 2020. Revenue for the fiscal third quarter 2020 was $408.3 million, an increase of 48.6% compared to $274.8 million in fiscal third quarter 2019, which the company said was primarily driven by an increase in unit sales of new and pre-owned boats and to a lesser degree, ...

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Jeanneau America adds new representation

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Atlas Yacht Sales LLC is now the exclusive distributor of Jeanneau sailboats and yachts for the entire East Coast of Florida. Jeanneau believes the expansion will be a major benefit to its clients as Jim Veiga’s complete offering will appeal to a wide audience.   “With existing and successful offices in St. Augustine, FL and Puerto Rico, as well as, ...

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