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Auction proceeds from Tigé Boats will benefit California Fire Foundation

Tigé Boats has made a commitment to donate and auction off two new Tigé Boats that will directly benefit the California Fire Foundation. The wildfires in California have devastated and destroyed thousands of homes and caused hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate, leaving behind everything. Firefighters have worked endlessly, tirelessly, and risked their lives to battle the blazes. In ...

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Vallely Sport & Marine opens state-of-the-art facility in Minot

Vallely Sport Marine has opened its newest superstore in Minot, N.D. The new facility broke ground in the spring of of this year. A Grand Opening Event was held Nov. 15-18. The new facility is approximately 25,000 square feet and features the area’s largest display of boats, pontoons, personal watercraft, side by sides, ATVs, and motorcycles. “Customer service was a ...

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Leveraging digital marketing expertise

Experts explore marketing evolution at IBEX summit Boating industry digital marketers continue to hone their craft and understand the importance of providing effective user interaction. Making better and faster decisions with data is a mission-critical task for industry’s digital marketers, who are digging into multiple data sources to mine metrics that improve the bottom line. Earlier this year, Boating Industry ...

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Management systems build better business

Software vendors address integration, dealer needs Dealers can expand their business bottom line by paying close attention to software upgrades that can expand revenue streams.  Boating Industry recently surveyed consultants and industry experts for suggestions, tips, and strategies that can be used when it’s time to consider a computer-based management system change.  We asked about new software applications for the marine industry, ...

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Sterndrives: Down but not out

Manufacturers look to innovation and the future Once the top dog in the boating world, there’s no denying that the sterndrive engine does not hold the place in the marine industry it once did, for the time being. There’s also no denying that things are changing in the sterndrive world. Manufacturers like Ilmor, Mercury Marine and Volvo Penta are introducing new ...

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Employee status top succession concern

Survey respondents address family role Employee retention was the top issue of succession concern in the latest survey of Boating Industry print and digital subscribers, conducted by email in mid-October.  Respondents were a mix of boat dealers, manufacturers, marina owners, industry suppliers and others working in the industry.  Seventy-three percent of surveyed business owners who completed a transition or ownership ...

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Regal & Nautique of Orlando: Hometown focus with a big impact

In a state full of boat dealers as far as the eye can see, Regal & Nautique of Orlando continuously strives to lead the pack. Regal & Nautique of Orlando’s sole location resides just off of Florida’s well-traveled Interstate 4 in Orlando. The dealership’s 6,000-square foot facility located in the center of the property features a reception and sales office, ...

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MarineMax Houston gets involved at NASA

After being presented with a special project with NASA, the MarineMax Houston service team couldn’t help but accept the challenge. “It was an incredible experience being able to work on such a unique project. It’s not every day that we get to support NASA!” said Billy Foulkes, MarineMax Houston Service Advisor.  The MarineMax Houston Service team recently had the opportunity ...

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Marine industry members team up for Hurricane Michael relief

In the wake of the category 4 Hurricane Michael, the marine industry is banding together to support those affected by the deadly storm. Cities along the Florida Panhandle were among those hit the hardest as the storm made landfall in early October. From heavy rain and high winds to the following storm surges, Michael caused mass destruction to the area. ...

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