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Little things mean a lot these days

David Gee Boating Industry

By David Gee “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” -W.B. Yeats Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet William Butler Yeats, one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature, wrote those prescient words over 100 years ago. If that sentiment rang true during Victorian times, we surely find even more meaning in the words ...

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It was great at ELEVATE!

David Gee Boating Industry

By David Gee How awesome was it to be in Atlanta for the 2021 Boating Industry ELEVATE Summit Conference?! 20 sessions. 23 speakers and panelists. 19 sponsors. Yes, we built it, and many of you came from across the country, representing dealers, boat builders, engine manufacturers, marina and boatyard owners and operators, trade association members, industry research and marketing analysts, ...

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The show goes on in Fort Lauderdale

By David Gee Big boats, big crowd, big show, big bucks. Sold out. Unprecedented demand. Historic backlogs. Customer boats standing in as show boats. Eight miles of walking the docks. That was Day 2 of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show with the Boating Industry team. The day began in a slightly unusual fashion for me. I was invited to ...

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The first day of FLIBS

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

By David Gee It used to be that a killer sound system, a cool new gelcoat color or perhaps more power topped my next new boat wish list. Not any more. After one day at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show I now want my next boat to have an AgustaWestland AW109S twin-engine, eight-seat, multi-purpose helicopter sitting on the transom ...

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It’s not too late to ELEVATE 2021

Boating Industry Elevate Summit 2021

Do you love to learn? Do you enjoy expanding your network of industry colleagues? Do you like sharing best practices, information and insights, especially during extraordinary times like these? Do you simply like to hang out with people from the boating industry? If you said yes to any, or all, of those things, then we have just the place for ...

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Boating Industry heads to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Boating Industry team is packing their bags and heading south to attend - and cover - the world's largest in-water boat show; the 62nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), which will be making waves October 27th–31st at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center. Editor-in-Chief David Gee, managing editor Adam Quandt and sales manager Leslie Palmer will all be walking the ...

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ELEVATE agenda gets exciting new addition

Boating Industry Elevate Summit 2021

The Boating Industry ELEVATE team is excited to announce that Info-Link founder and managing director Jack Ellis is just the latest addition to an already power packed line-up comprised of some of the biggest names in the recreational boating industry. The ELEVATE Summit conference is November 8-10 at the downtown Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. Ellis, a lifelong boater, started Miami-based ...

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Success for in-person IBEX 2021

The 30th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced that attendance exceeded expectations with the return of an in-person event. IBEX saw more than 560 exhibitors, including 80 new exhibiting companies, and more than 3,200 visitors. The IBEX docks were sold out with 29 boats on display, and the expanded outdoor displays included nine demos and exhibits. In all, there were ...

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Excitement continues to build for Boating Industry ELEVATE 2021 in Atlanta

Elliot Eisenberg at ELEVATE

Now that we are growing more accustomed to getting out and gathering as an industry again, top boating industry visionaries and emerging leaders are gearing up for the 2021 ELEVATE SUMMIT, November 8-10 in downtown Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency. The conference features a mix of highly targeted, executive level presentations and panels, coupled with intimate networking mixers. “First and foremost, ...

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IBEX – and the boating industry – is open for business

By David Gee When the Boating Industry team all boarded airplanes from various parts of the country to converge and convene at IBEX in Tampa, we weren't quite sure what to expect. Though the show is just getting started, the early signs are indeed promising. The industry breakfast featuring the innovation Awards presentations and a keynote by Florida Governor Ron ...

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