Shifting marketing strategies for the year ahead

By Wanda Kenton Smith While some industries took a beating during COVID, many in the outdoor power and marine space were clobbered by unprecedented product demand. While sales and profits spiked, retailers grappled with the challenge of inventory limitations, associated supply chain and manufacturing production slowdowns.    As we venture into 2023, the cycle has […]

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Commentary: A Fond Farewell To An Essential Teammate

Invicta watch fans know Ryan Johnson, speedonthewater.com’s former national advertising manager, from the talk-show format television program hawking the affordable timepieces. For those folks, he is simply “Invicta Ryan,” the dashing and charming dude who co-hosts the show. But my speedonthewater.com colleague Jason Johnson and I know him as a kind and thoughtful family man, […]

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Shelby Mattingly Joining The Speedonthewater.com Team

Among the most joyful, gracious and generous members of the high-performance powerboating community, Shelby Mattingly is joining speedonthewater.com as its new sales and marketing manager. The 31-year-old, passionate go-fast boating enthusiast officially starts February 1. She will handle advertising sales for all of the daily news site’s editorial products, from online display advertisements to print […]

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2022 Top Dealers: Best in Class

As part of this year’s Top 100: Top Dealer awards, Boating Industry has recognized seven companies with special “Best in Class” awards, for companies that particularly excelled in one area of their business. Below are the Best in Class award recipients for 2022. Best Industry Advocate Watersports CentralBuford, Georgia WaterSports Central, headquartered in Buford, Ga., has […]

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On Michigan’s Sunrise Side, Cheboygan Shines

Photo Courtesy of Cheboygan Chamber of Commerce Discover the surprising small city at the Eastern edge of the Straits of Mackinac. By Kath Usitalo Visitors are waking up to the charm of Cheboygan, located at the top of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula along the US 23 Heritage Route. The area where the Cheboygan River meets Lake […]

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Jay Kelly is Your New WWBT Tournament Director

Jay Kelly is Your New WWBT Tournament Director December 2022 – Jay Kelly will take over as the tournament director for Northern California Wild West Bass Trail (WWBT) Team events starting in 2023.  The WWBT team have drawn as many as 252 teams and regularly attracts 120-160 teams at each of the regular season qualifying […]

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From the Editor: Pacific Marine Expo ‘22

In mid-November, I had the privilege and pleasure of representing Fishermen’s News at one of the largest and longest running commercial fishing and commercial marine trade shows in existence, Pacific Marine Expo, who took place Nov. 17-19 in Seattle. Maritime Institute, the parent company of Maritime Publishing, which runs Fishermen’s News, operated Booth 220 at […]

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Manitou receives honors at the 2022 Boat Builder Awards

BRP Inc has announced that Manitou was recognized in a total of three categories during the 2022 Boat Builder Awards, hosted by International Boat Industry (IBI) and Raymarine, at the METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam. Manitou won in the Innovative On-Board Design Solution and Rising Star categories, while getting an honorable mention in the Retail Marketing […]

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From the Editor: PME ‘22

As you probably know if you’re involved in the West Coast commercial fishing industry, one of the largest and longest running commercial fishing and commercial marine trade shows in existence, Pacific Marine Expo, takes place Nov. 17-19 in Seattle. And once again, the company that owns Fishermen’s News Magazine will be in attendance. Maritime Institute, […]

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Winners of 2022 National Boating Industry Safety Awards

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE SEA TOW FOUNDATION The winners for the fourth annual Sea Tow Foundation’s National Boating Industry Safety Awards have been announced! Each year, the awards recognize efforts to promote safety on the water within the for-profit boating industry. This year, honorees will receive awards via a special online awards ceremony, which will […]

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Sea Tow Foundation National Boating Safety Industry Awards Announced For 2022

National Boating Industry Safety Awards 2022 Winners Courtesy Sea Tow Foundation Special delivery: Sign up for the free Boating email newsletter. Subscribe to Boating magazine for $14 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. Southold, NY (October 18, 2022) – The Sea Tow Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting boating safety, in conjunction with its Boating Safety Advisory Council, […]

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Oklahoma’s Smith Victorious at Phoenix BFL Super Tournament on Lake Dardanelle

Kirk Smith of Edmond, Oklahoma, won on Lake Dardanelle weighing 27 pounds, 8 ounces RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (Oct. 3, 2022) – Boater Kirk Smith of Edmond, Oklahoma, caught 10 bass weighing 27 pounds, 8 ounces, to win the two-day MLF Phoenix Bass Fishing League Presented by T-H Marine on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Arkansas. The tournament, hosted by Russellville Advertising […]

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MLF Releases 2023 Toyota Series Tournament Dates

MLF 2023 Tournament Dates Major League Fishing (MLF), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, announced Thursday details for the 2023 Toyota Series Presented by A.R.E., which kicks off its regular season in late-January at Sam Rayburn Reservoir in Brookeland, Texas, and runs through late-September when it wraps up at the Lake of the Ozarks in Osage […]

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New license for St Julian’s Maritime Finance welcomed by Malta’s professional maritime community

St Julian’s Maritime Finance’s freshly granted license to provide non-banking financial services has been welcomed by key stakeholders who see this new development as a clear sign that Malta’s flourishing maritime centre has been further strengthened. As is well known in maritime circles, and less well known outside them, Malta has become the flag of […]

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