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Nautical Ventures Group assumes management for Anglers Marina

Nautical Ventures Group, a Boating Industry Top 100 dealer, has taken over operations of Anglers Marina in Dania Beach and will rebrand the entity as Nautical Ventures Marine Center. On the 10-acre site, Nautical Ventures will build a new 200-unit dry stack, a 15,000 sq. ft. showroom, a six-bay parts service facility, a ship’s store, and a waterfront restaurant with ...

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Q&A with Bruce Van Wagoner of Wells Fargo

By David Gee Bruce Van Wagoner is President of the marine group for Wells Fargo CDF, and I recently had the chance to speak with him about the state of the recreational boating industry from his perspective. David: About half of the dealers we surveyed for the Boating Industry Market Data Book experienced an increase in revenue and profits YoY ...

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No compromises when it comes to clean water

By David Gee When you are in the water, or on the water, recreating in any form, how much do you think about how clean that water is? Despite what I do for a living, how many invasive species articles I read and how many community water quality discussions I report on, I have to admit I kind of take ...

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Economist Elliot Eisenberg named as Elevate keynote speaker

Economist and columnist Dr. Elliot Eisenberg will kick off the first full day of the 2019 Boating Industry Elevate Summit. Eisenberg will speak at 8 a.m. November 23. Elevate runs from November 22-24 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center. The full schedule for Elevate is available at BoatingIndustryElevate.com. “Elevate is designed for the top executives in the boating industry and ...

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Nominations for the 2019 Movers & Shakers now open

Boating Industry is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Movers & Shakers. The Movers & Shakers program recognizes leaders who haven’t been afraid to take chances, to rethink the way they do business, to embrace the challenges facing the marine industry head on. Nominees can be from and company, group or organization that does business in the boating industry, as ...

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What’s so great about Elevate!?

el·e·vate/ˈeləˌvāt/verb Raise or lift (something) up to a higher position. That is the dictionary definition of elevate. It also defines Boating Industry’s Elevate Summit, November 22 – 24, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where industry executives, leaders, emerging leaders, and influencers unite to explore forces impacting the boating industry’s business models. “It’s the only marine industry event ...

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350 converge on D.C. for ABC 2019

My top takeaway from three days in our nation’s capital for the 2019 edition of the American Boating Congress? That every American, regardless of what it is they do for a living, should spend a day on Capitol Hill, meeting with lawmakers from their district, having their voices and opinions heard, and getting a glimpse into how Washington works. I ...

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Words create our world

Words wield enormous power. They can build up or break down. They can persuade or dissuade. Connect or disconnect. Words can form wonderful pathways of understanding and create a capacity to change. They can open us up to new truths. They can impact the direction of our lives. Yes, words matter. And not just to someone who makes their living ...

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MarineMax acquires Sail & Ski Center

MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) announced that it has completed the acquisition of Sail & Ski Center, a highly-awarded boat dealership operating in the fast-growing markets of Austin and San Antonio, Texas. Sail & Ski Center was founded in 1969 by the late Rod Malone, a well-respected and passionate boating enthusiast. Since the inception of Boating Industry’s ranking of the Top ...

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Permission to Come Aboard

David Gee Boating Industry

It has been years, perhaps even decades, since I have thought about my first-ever boating experience as a kid. The only reason I am thinking of it now is because my introduction to boating, inauspicious as it was, is a logical place to begin my introductory blog as the new content director for Boating Industry. One of my dad’s jobs ...

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