Tag Archives: Boating Industry

Captain Sandy Interview

Captain Sandy Yawn

In this Boating Industry Insider interview with David Gee, Below Deck Med Yacht Captain Sandy Yawn talks about her first exposure to boating, and then the yachting world, when she realized she could make a living in the maritime industry, her early struggles with substance abuse, and her industry advocacy and stewardship efforts.

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Collaboration and communication in the coronavirus era

Remote collaboration and communication

By David Gee Working remotely isn’t new. But being forced into it in such widespread numbers, and so suddenly, is. “And we are being pushed either over, or right straight through, that learning curve,” says Dr. Mark Mortensen, an associate professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD. “But in all fairness, the technology is not new. I have been studying remote ...

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Talking outboards with BRP’s Tracy Crocker

Tracy Crocker BRP Marine

The sale of outboard motors have gone up significantly in the past decade or so. In fact, before the COVID-19 crisis, outboards hit a 13-year high in terms of unit sales. Boating Industry editor-in-chief David Gee caught up with Tracy Crocker of BRP Marine at the Miami International Boat Show before anyone was talking about coronavirus to discuss what has ...

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Boating Industry Top 100 applications are open

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Applications for the 2020 Boating Industry Top 100 are now open, with a new streamlined application process. Top 100 companies will be recognized at the Top 100 Gala on the final evening of the Boating Industry Elevate Summit, Nov. 18, in Atlanta. The list will also be featured in the December issue of Boating Industry and at BoatingIndustry.com. Dealers know ...

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Boating Industry now accepting nominations for the 2020 Women Making Waves

Woman Making Waves

The nomination process for the 2020 Women Making Waves program is now closed. The 2020 Women Making Waves will be announced in the June/July issue of Boating Industry. Boating Industry announced it is now accepting nominations for its 2020 Women Making Waves recognition program.  Now in its third year, Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s effort to recognize the numerous women in ...

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COVID-19 and our commitment to you

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At EPG Media & Specialty Information, we are here to support our customers, including our advertisers and readers, as we all navigate through the current challenging global environment. We are continuing to conduct business as usual, or as much as that is possible, providing vital industry information to our readers as planned. Those various means include print, online, enewsletters, digital ...

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Q & A with Tracy Crocker, BRP Marine Group

By David Gee While doing interviews for an upcoming Market Trends story on outboards, we caught up with Tracy Crocker, president, BRP Marine Group, at the Miami International Boat Show. The following is an unedited transcript of that interview. Boating Industry: Retail sales for outboards increased for the eighth straight year in 2019, with unit sales reaching a 13-year high. ...

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Outboard Q & A with Gus Blakely, Suzuki Motor of America

By David Gee In the next issue of the magazine, we will be running a Market Trends piece on outboards. We don't want to steal any of the thunder from that story, but we did gather some good interviews. And since we don't have the space to include the complete interviews in the magazine, we thought we would feature some ...

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Making memories in Miami

Miami Boat Show

By David Gee Cool products, cool people, cool place and warm weather. That is, or was, the 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show. And five days, 100,000 people, and lots of sales later, it has successfully concluded. There were some preview events last Wednesday, but for the media, Thursday is the big day. Myself, Boating Industry managing editor Adam ...

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Mindfulness moves from the monastery to mainstream

By David Gee Less stress. More focus. Increased productivity. Better health. How about that little list for some new year's resolutions? According to lots of mental health experts, and some hard data, mindfulness can help anyone achieve those things. If you just put your mind to it! “Over the past few years, mindfulness has begun to transform the American workplace,” ...

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