Tag Archives: Adam Quandt

IBEX Innovation Award winners announced

IBEX 2021 Innovation Awards

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced today the winners of the IBEX Innovation Awards for the 30th Anniversary Show. The IBEX Innovation Awards program is managed by the NMMA and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI). The judges selected 11 Innovation Award winners and three honorable mentions among dozens of entries submitted by marine trade companies. Awards were presented during the ...

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Never stop learning

By Adam Quandt As I’m writing this column for our October issue, the team at Boating Industry is nearing the end of another season of scouring through piles of fresh Top 100 applications and scoring them accordingly. And by the time you’re reading this, we will likely have the 2021 Top 100 rankings set and will be gearing up for ...

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Sea-Doo unveils 2022 lineup, enters new territory

By Adam Quandt On the heels of not only redefining its performance segment, but also launching new features across multiple platforms with its 2021 model year machines, Sea-Doo did everything but rest on its laurels barreling into MY 2022. “This year has been such a wild ride for Sea-Doo and that wave we’re riding hasn’t even crested yet,” Sea-Doo and ...

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Take a breath

By Adam Quandt These days it’s so easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life. Things over the last year and a half have been somewhat hectic, to say the least (and that might be putting it lightly to some of you). Every time we at Boating Industry chat with someone in the industry — ...

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Pandemic +1: Where are we now?

By David Gee and Adam Quandt Global pandemic. Do you remember when you first heard those words? When dealerships closed their doors and production lines shut down did memories of ’07 and ’08 come flooding back like a bad dream? Did you wonder where this was all headed? Well, we may still be wondering that today, but at least the ...

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Smart boat: Working together for a better boat tomorrow

By Adam Quandt While running wooden sail boats in St. Barts in the early 2000s, late Siren Marine founder and visionary Dan Harper knew there had to be a way to ensure that his boats were in good condition while away from the docks. At the heart of Harper’s thinking was knowing that most major problems with boats start small ...

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2021 Boating Industry Top 100 applications due July 26

This is the last full week to apply for the 2021 Boating Industry Top 100, recognizing the best boat dealers in North America. Applications are due July 26, 2021. Find more information about the program on the Top 100 page. Remember, this year there are two applications: the full in-depth application and the new streamlined application designed to save you time while applying. Both ...

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Passion is contagious

By Adam Quandt As someone who barely grew up boating or anywhere near the boating industry it’s very easy to say that I was someone who came into this industry with very fresh and very wide eyes. However I learned one thing very quickly when I began my tenure with Boating Industry, this industry is full of passion. Whether someone ...

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Boating Industry issues final call for 2021 Women Making Waves nominations

Today is the final day to submit nominations for Boating Industry’s 2021 Women Making Waves program, highlighting strong female leaders across the marine industry. The 2021 Women Making Waves will be featured in a cover story that will publish in the June/July issue of Boating Industry, as well as online at www.BoatingIndustry.com. The Women Making Waves will also be recognized at the 2021 Boating Industry ...

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