Tag Archives: PWC

Sea-Doo holds special dealer training events

By Adam Quandt For the last four years, BRP’s Sea-Doo has taken training dealers in its largest market — Florida — to a whole new level. “Florida is one of the biggest marine and personal watercraft markets in the world and there are over 1,500 people moving to Florida every day, with most of the movers seeking sunshine and fun ...

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Dealer readies for busy 2021 PWC season

By Adam Quandt While many parts of the country deal with snow and freezing temperatures, it’s hard to think about the coming warm months and another season of personal watercraft riding and selling. But that’s exactly what powersports dealers are doing, after an unprecedented year of PWC sales last year. The most recent statistics from the National Marine Manufacturers Associations ...

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Wholesale boat shipments ease in November

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The NMMA reports new boat manufacturing activity in November was up 3% year over year, and down 18% compared to October on a seasonally-adjusted basis, according to the November Monthly Shipment Report (MSR). While wholesale boat shipments slowed in November, this was primarily driven by a pullback in shipments in personal watercraft (PWC) following a summer of elevated growth. Other boat categories ...

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Sea-Doo continues to push innovation limits with 2021 lineup

By Adam Quandt Despite a brief slow down in production due to the ongoing pandemic, Sea-Doo hasn’t slowed at all in pushing innovations to the absolute limit. After a successful launch of redesigned models in its recreational segment last year, BRP’s Sea-Doo brand hasn’t rested on any laurels for 2021. The 2021 model year for Sea-Doo brings forward a completely ...

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LIQUI MOLY ventures ‘across the pond’ for PWC business

By Adam Quandt For nearly 60 years, LIQUI MOLY has been producing and supplying motor and gear oils, fuel and oil additives and other care products all across Europe. Born and manufactured in Germany, LIQUI MOLY has had its sights set on being the best in high-performance products since 1957. “We have no interest in being the cheapest,” LIQUI MOLY ...

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Pro Watercross announces 2021 race season

Pro Watercross recently announced all of its host cities for the 2021 race season. Jacksonville Beach, Florida will kick off the 2021 Tour on April 17-18, bringing a new and exciting venue to celebrate the start of a new year. Located in the heart of Jacksonville Beach, the race will be a two-day festival with music and entertainment at Seawalk Pavilion, ...

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Race circuit offers unique spotlight to dealers, OEMs

By Adam Quandt Adrenaline pumping, hairpin turns, eyes set on finishing first — there’s something about the racing side of any sport that shines a special spotlight on whatever the activity may be. Pro Watercross — a non-profit organization — in the personal watercraft world is certainly no exception. Despite getting underway almost two months behind schedule — with cancellations, ...

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Project time leads to boost for PWC aftermarket brands

By Adam Quandt While new and used unit sales might be a dealership’s bread and butter, there is a different segment running hard through the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the nation — aftermarket parts sales for personal watercraft. As many businesses scale back — or even temporarily shut down — manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of aftermarket PWC parts and accessories have ...

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NMMA: Manufacturing picks up in May, PWC sales surge

New data from the NMMA shows a pickup in manufacturing activity in May with seasonally adjusted wholesale shipments of outboard engines, PWCs, wake sport boats, and jet boats seeing increases ranging from 19% to 160% compared to April when business productivity was halted due to the pandemic. Data also shows an unprecedented increase in personal watercraft (PWC) seasonally adjusted sales ...

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NMMA says boat sales to remain strong in 2020

NMMA announced today retail unit sales of new powerboats are estimated to have held steady in 2019 at approximately 280,000 units, the second highest total since 2007. The busy winter boat show season kicks off this week across the country and NMMA expects new powerboat sales to be up as much as 2% in 2020. “Sales in 2019 were nearly ...

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