Port 32 Marinas names new CEO

PORT 32 Marinas, LLC (PORT 32) Chairman and Fireside Investments Founder, Jonathan Langer, recently announced the appointment of Austin Schell as CEO of PORT 32 and as a member of the company’s board of directors. Based in Charleston, South Carolina, PORT 32 is an owner, operator, developer, and acquirer of coastal marina assets. PORT 32 […]

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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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Hawaii Research Center Paying Commercial Fishermen to Collect Derelict Nets

Hawai’i Pacific University’s Center for Marine Debris Research team with a large conglomerate of derelict fishing gear. Photo: Hawai’i Pacific University. Hawai’i Pacific University’s Center for Marine Debris Research has launched a project to remove derelict fishing gear from the ocean. A bounty will be paid to eligible commercial fishers to remove derelict fishing gear […]

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2022 Top Dealers: Best Practices

By the staff of Boating Industry For the last 17 years, Boating Industry’s Top 100 program has become a symbol of the best of the best in retailers across the recreational marine industry. Now in its 18th year in 2022, the program has expanded to award and honor the elite across the entire industry. As […]

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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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