MMTA names Joan Meschino Legislator of the Year

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association (MMTA) has recognized Representative Joan Meschino (D – 3rd District Plymouth) as the 2022 MMTA Legislator of the Year. Presented by Cherie Rudzinsky, MMTA President and Randall Lyons, MMTA Executive Director, Representative Meschino was recognized for helping to support training and growth within the boating industry to address the significant […]

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Phenom Yachts brings new brand to boating landscape

Combining the attributes of family, fishing, luxury and performance into one center console is no easy feat, but Phenom Yachts has arrived on the scene to prove that it can be done. The new high-end center console yacht manufacturer officially made its debut at last year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) and will be […]

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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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Minneapolis Boat Show kicks off, Innovation Awards announced

The Discover Boating Minneapolis Boat Show runs through Sunday at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The exhibit hall showcases 600 new boats. At the show, NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced the winners of the 2023 Minneapolis Innovation Awards, recognizing groundbreaking new consumer marine products in the following categories: fishing boats, pontoon boats, and furnishings. […]

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Recreational Boating Maintains Momentum Heading into 2023

Recreational Boating Maintains Momentum Heading into 2023  Recreational Boating Maintains Momentum Heading into 2023 as Americans Continue Prioritizing Outdoor Recreation in Record Numbers according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2023 – The start of a new year brings the beginning of boat show season for the $170 billion U.S. recreational boating industry and […]

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Registration opens for 2023 American Boating Congress

Registration for the recreational boating industry’s annual advocacy event, the American Boating Congress, is now open. The American Boating Congress (ABC) will return to Washington, D.C. from May 8-10, 2023, bringing together all segments of the recreational boating industry to share its collective voice on Capitol Hill and address pressing matters for the industry. Following […]

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NMMA reports momentum heading into 2023

The start of a new year brings the beginning of boat show season for the $170 billion U.S. recreational boating industry and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), which represents 85 percent of the country’s recreational boat, marine engine and accessory manufacturers. The recreational boating industry is preparing to welcome an estimated two million Americans to dozens […]

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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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At the Helm: A new era of Top 100

By Adam Quandt In 2004, Boating Industry unveiled the Top 100 Dealers program as an effort to independently rank and recognize the best boat dealers across North America. With the industry’s help and support, the Top 100 program has grown to unimaginable heights and celebrated marine retailers across the continent over 17 years. Moving into […]

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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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Sponsored Content: United States Warranty Corporation

Content provided by United States Warranty Corporation For many in the boating industry January is a regroup, reassess, redesign opportunity. Penetrating markets and exploring forces affecting business models are top of mind. If you fall into this group, read on. With the market fluctuations these days, owners and F&I administration are looking toward full-service contract […]

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AllOY Announces First Electric Recreational Boat With Autonomous Software, Names John Dorton to Board of Directors

PHOTO COURTESY OF AllOY As part of its mission to simplify the boating experience, revolutionary marine-tech company AllOY is delivering autonomous technology and electric power to the recreational boating market with the launch of its first boat. The 28-foot power catamaran will feature an innovative helm system, ultra wide helm screens, joystick control and autonomous […]

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Happy Holidays from Boating Industry

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