iboats.com surpasses 50,000 forum members

SALT LAKE CITY – The forums portion of Utah-based iboats.com continues to see strong growth, with membership having increased by 9,932 boaters to 50,031 – an increase of 24.9 percent in the last five months – the company said in a press release yesterday.

The number of posts at iboats.com are up almost 138,000 during the same period, from 409,998 to 547,939, while the number of topics/questions discussed have increased even faster, by 31.2 percent from 73,291 in April of 2004 to 96,128 currently.

The average question now receives answers from 5.7 different posts, while some questions receive as many as 50 or even 100 or more different posts. Also, the number of discussion categories is up from 20 to 22 over the same period, iboats.com said.

“It is clear that there are large numbers of boaters throughout North America and the world who need help on a very wide range of boating and marine-related topics, and that iboats.com is helping to fill those needs through our large and powerful online search engine capabilities in our forums,” said Bruno Vassel III, chairman and CEO of iboats, inc.

iboats, inc., located in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a privately held corporation that focuses on building the sales and profits of marine retailers and providing marine services to the public, according to the company.

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