Tag Archives: Discover Boating

Redfin and Discover Boating announce top 10 cities for boaters

Redfin, a national real estate brokerage, recently partnered with Discover Boating to determine the best cities for boaters. Criteria used to determine these cities include which major metropolitan areas have the most waterfront property for sale, the median sale price of those homes, the longest boating seasons and the largest boating communities. Below is the complete list of the Top 10 ...

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Discover Boating and OLSON to present new boat buyer research at IBEX

“If you’ve never owned a boat before, how do you start boating and become an owner?” Discover Boating’s latest research explores this question and the new paths people take to boat ownership. Join Discover Boating and their agency partner, OLSON, as they share findings from the most comprehensive study of first-time boat purchasers done to date. Meet the different types ...

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Weekly 5: Industry delivers comments on ethanol standards

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Industry delivers comments on ethanol standards Industry groups submitted thousands of comments from the industry, speaking out against increased ethanol levels as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard. ...

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Mount Dora Boating Center, Monterey and Volvo Penta join forces for Welcome to the Water Boat & Surf Expo

Volvo Penta teamed up with Mount Dora Boating Center and Marina and Monterey Boats to kick off the summer season in central Florida with a “Welcome to the Water” open house, held earlier this spring. Local residents and visitors were invited to participate in the two-day event, which featured on-the-water demos of Monterey’s range of new boats powered by Volvo ...

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RBLC New Markets Task Force announces educational plans

On Monday during the American Boating Congress biannual meeting of the Recreational Boating Leadership Council, the New Markets Task Force announced final plans for its new industry-wide multicultural educational training module, including the selection of featured industry companies and a video production firm. The forthcoming 45-minute multimedia training module is projected for a Fall 2016 debut, in time for the ...

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Number of middle-class adults drops 11 percentage points since 1970s

Boating has always been considered a classically middle-class activity, perfect for families looking to add recreation to their lifestyle. The industry continues to aim for these middle-class buyers, but the pool has unfortunately gotten smaller. According to a new report from Pew Research Center, the percentage of adults living in middle-income households has fallen every decade since the 1970s. While ...

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NMMA, Project: Time Off partner to get employees out of the office, onto the water

In most conversations surrounding efforts to grow boating, industry stakeholders tend to list all of the things the marine industry is competing with for families’ time: kids sporting activities, rigorous academic demands, etc. However, our biggest competitor may be employees' hesitance to take a day away from the office. Project: Time Off is an organization that highlights the underuse of paid ...

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Critical RBFF Boat Registration Marketing Program gets boats back on the water

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced that its Boat Registration Marketing Program continues to get lapsed boaters back on the water. Through the 2015 program, over 44,000 boat owners were drawn to re-register their boats, leading to $1.6 million in revenue for state agencies. “Not only does this program lead to more revenue for ...

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