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Chicago and Minneapolis shows report strong sales and leads

Last weekend’s Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show wrapped a five-day run with a final attendance of 48,644, up 4 percent from last year’s attendance of 46,670. Exhibitor feedback was positive on strong sales and crowds, including Saturday, which saw more than 20,000 visitors in attendance. On Sunday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel toured the show with Show Manager Keith Ogulnick, ...

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Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show opens today

The Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show kicks off today for a four-day run at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This year’s show, which features over 700 new boats and innovative marine technology and accessories on display, is also home to the inaugural Minneapolis Innovation Awards. The Innovation Awards come to Minneapolis in 2018 for the first time to honor manufacturers and ...

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Weekly 5: Outboard shipments up 6.5% in 2016

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. Outboard shipments up 6.5% in 2016 U.S. outboard engine wholesale shipments were up 6.5 percent last year for NMMA’s control group of manufacturers, which represent 95 percent of ...

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Optimistic Miami show sets tone for the year

If boat show season is any indication, we're in for a heck of a year in the boating industry. The recent Miami International Boat Show is just the latest to have dealers and manufacturers reporting great activity and sales. I lost count of the number of people who told me on the show floor that it was their "best Miami ...

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Yamaha Marine Group unveils six new outboards

Yamaha Marine Group announced the introduction of six new outboards during the Minneapolis Boat Show Sneak Preview. These new outboards support Yamaha Marine’s continued emphasis on further expansion into the freshwater market and Midwest region. Headlining the new product release are four additions to the V MAX SHO outboard family, all of which are compact, light weight and capable of ...

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