Boating Industry Insider

Do you ever get bored in your car driving to - and from - work, listening to the same old banter, and the same music, and the same news? Looking for something different? Then give Boating Industry Insider a test drive, as we talk to executives, thought leaders and movers and shakers from all aspects of the marine industry; from manufacturers to service providers. And it's all available on the go, whenever - and wherever - you are. Try it today!

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KICKER Marine Audio
SoundCloudiTunes, or Stitcher. What does the future of marine audio look like? Are there new developments in the pipeline? What are the hot segments in high-end marine audio at the moment? In this Boating Industry Insider episode, join Jeremy Bale, National Brand Manager, KICKER Marine Audio, as he talks with Boating Industry Content Director David Gee about the current – and future – state of marine audio. They’ll discuss how KICKER got started, their unique value proposition, and how they originally expanded from automotive audio products to also include marine.

Reaching the Unreachables
SoundCloud, iTunes, or Stitcher. For the past three years, overall boating deaths have declined in this country. That’s the good news. There is some bad news though. Deaths among paddlesports participants are actually on the rise. In this edition of Boating Industry Insider, content director David Gee is joined by Jim Emmons, Non-profit Outreach Grants Director at the Water Sports Foundation. They discuss the reasons behind the disturbing trend line and his organization’s efforts to reverse it.

It’s a heckuva time to start a start-up!
SoundCloudiTunes, or Stitcher. In this Boating Industry Insider, content director David Gee talks to boat building serial entrepreneur Mark Overbye about the general state of the recreational boating industry, what he’s hearing from dealers and customers around the country, and why he would launch his fourth boat manufacturing company in these uncertain economic times.

Americans are hooked on fishing during coronavirus pandemic
Soundcloud, iTunes, and Stitcher. Gone fishin’! More and more of us have been saying that since the COVID-19 crisis hit. Find out why in this podcast with Boating Industry content director and editor-in-chief David Gee and special guest, Stephanie Vatalaro, senior vice president of marketing and communications for the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation.   

Collaboration and communication in the COVID-19 era
SoundCloudiTunes, or Stitcher. In this edition of Boating Industry Insider, content director and editor-in-chief David Gee looks at the challenges – and upsides – of working remotely. He is joined by Stanford-trained computer scientist turned organizational collaboration expert Dr. Mark Mortensen from INSEAD, one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools. They discuss, among other things, how our new virtual reality has impacted the way teams collaborate and work together, what “structured” unstructured time is, and how organizational communication has changed since the conference rooms and the water coolers closed.

Conversation with Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin: 
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Join Boating Industry content director David Gee and Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin as they talk about the popularity of towboats  and innovation in the recreational boating industry. 

Boating Industry/Water Sports Foundation Safe Boating Podcast: SoundCloudiTunes, or Stitcher.
Join David Gee, host of Boating Industry Insider, as he discusses safe boating; a big – and important – topic for those who build boats, sell boats, service boats, or for any of us who even board a boat. He is joined by Jim Emmons, Grant Director for the Water Sports Foundation, the non-profit educational arm of the Water Sports Industry Associaton, as well as Pam Dillon, a career-long boating professional, who is Educational and Standards Director for the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. They are a national non-profit that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety in all 50 states. The trio talk about the latest Coast Guard report on boating injuries and accidents, life jacket use, alcohol consumption on the water, the importance of being weather-aware and what the industry can do to mitigate prop-related accidents.

Boating Industry's Elevate Summit Preview Podcast: SoundCloudiTunes, or Stitcher.
Join Boating Industry content director and editor-in-chief David Gee and Elevate and Top 100 marketing director Jonathan Sweet as they discuss the inaugural Elevate Summit 2019. In this episode you will hear about the idea behind Elevate, what it is designed to do and who should - and should not - attend. You will also hear a little about the speakers and the schedule, and hopefully have your questions answered and your curiosity piqued about this exciting new event coming in November.


Episode 1: SoundCloud, Stitcher and iTunes.
Join President of National Marine Manufacturers Association, Thom Dammrich, and Boating Industry Editor Tim Hennagir, to discuss the state of the industry, tariffs and more. Sponsored by Protective Asset Protection.

Episode 2: SoundCloud, Stitcher and iTunes.
Join Tim as he visits John Buelow, vice president of global operations at Mercury Marine in Fond Du Lac, Wisc. to discuss how strategic initiative drive innovation and efforts to advance the company’s product portfolio strategy. Sponsored by Protective Asset Protection.

Episode 3: SoundCloud (available soon on Stitcher and iTunes). Join Boating Industry Insider as we visit with Chris Drees, Mercury Marine’s new parts and accessories president, as he discusses product and service innovations introduced or under consideration, and the importance of dealer networks. Sponsored by Protective Asset Protection.