2022 Movers & Shakers

By Adam Quandt The 12th Annual Boating Industry Movers & Shakers awards recognize outstanding leaders and trailblazers across the recreational boating industry who continually pursue and embrace the challenge of change. This year’s Mover & Shaker of the Year and finalists continue to drive innovation and navigate challenges and changes across our ever-changing industry through […]

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Refocusing on relationships

By Matt Sellhorst Have your sales become more transactional in the past several years? For many dealers that has become the norm with the flood of demand, the trickle of supply and limited time to get boats delivered.  Maybe you’ve had a few more disgruntled clients because of delays in major unit delivery. Maybe you’ve […]

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Gearing up for the 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT

By Jamie Stafford This November, Orlando will play host to ELEVATE SUMMIT, the premier networking event for the recreational marine industry, hosted by Boating Industry magazine and parent company EPG Brand Acceleration. The conference is hosted over three days, featuring keynote speakers, Q&A panels, and the prestigious Top 100 award celebration.  In anticipation of ELEVATE […]

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2022 Boating Industry Bold Moves

By Jamie Stafford Boating Industry’s Movers & Shakers program brings a wealth of talented nominations to the fore. Though we’ve shone a spotlight on this year’s Mover & Shaker of the Year as well as the finalists, there are still more industry leaders worthy of recognition for 2022. This six leaders have been making Bold […]

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Defender Industries Named Official TEMO U.S. Dealer

PHOTO COURTESY @WIND4PRODUCTION TEMO, the French manufacturer of the first portable, electric-powered outboard motor the TEMO.450, is entering the U.S. market three years after the successful launch of its motor in Europe. Defender Industries has been named as the official U.S. Dealer of TEMO, and the TEMO.450 will debut at the Annapolis Sailboat Show October […]

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Better Gas Mileage for Your Boat

It’s no secret that we’re all getting hit hard at the gas pump these days, and it may be some time before we see any real relief. Article from Mercury Dockline Some might be tempted to boat or fish less to save some cash, and that’s understandable. But doing so just means you’re not using […]

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NMMA names 2022 Hall of Fame inductees

The NMMA announced today the induction of two industry veterans into the NMMA Hall of Fame, its most prestigious honor. Joe Miller, Former CEO & Principal at William F. Miller & Associates, and Doug Smoker, President & CEO of Smoker Craft, Inc., will be presented with the 2022 NMMA Hall of Fame Award during the International BoatBuilders’ […]

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Donzi Establishing Domestic And International Dealer Network

Though Donzi Marine has several new models in the works at its Washington, N.C., headquarters according to Craig Barrie, who has been charged by company owner Fred Ross with reinventing the brand for the modern era, Barrie and Ross are keeping those releases mostly under wraps. At least for the moment. As part of its […]

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Wider Announces Partnership with MarineMax

PHOTO COURTESY OF MARINEMAX MarineMax will serve as the exclusive North American dealer for Italian yacht manufacturer Wider. Five units of the new WiderCat92 in Wider’s catamaran division are already underway and set to be released in 2023 and 24, two of them destined for the American market. “We are thrilled to be working with […]

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BRP sets single quarter record in Q2

BRP Inc. today reported its financial results for the three- and six month periods ended July 31, 2022. All financial information is in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. “We delivered record second quarter results while continuing to advance on our strategic initiatives. Our team’s agility and resilience and the strength of our portfolio allowed us […]

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Next Gen Lithium and Ken Mah Team Up

Next Gen Lithium, is proud to announce a partnership with one of the hottest anglers on the planet APEX Pro Tour Angler Ken Mah. Ken has won 8 major titles over the course of his career. However, the run that he is currently on is unprecedented. In the past 14 months Ken has amassed two […]

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Gallery Of The Week: Sunsations Storm Lake Cumberland

With stops open for two days during the wildly popular Lake Cumberland Poker Run hosted by State Dock Marina in Jamestown, Ky., the fun continues today as the go-fast boaters who traveled from as far away as California, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan and beyond return to the lake as well as the always-impressive raft-up at Harmon […]

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On Board With: Paul Tracy

Paul Tracy enjoys performance, whether on land or water. Courtesy Paul Tracy 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. Speed is second nature to Paul Tracy. The 53-year-old Canadian-American started racing as a teen and competed at the apex of American […]

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New Waves And Wheels-Edition Doug Wright Catamarans Available Soon

Attendees of last week’s Lake of the Ozarks Shootout On The Strip presented by Waves and Wheels at the popular Central Missouri lake were treated to a first look at the new Doug Wright Powerboats 38-foot canopied catamaran built to compete in offshore racing’s newest class, 450R Factory Stock. Powered by twin Mercury Racing 450R […]

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Performance-Oriented Pontoon Dealership Opens Southwest Florida Location

When it comes selling Avalon and Tahoe pontoon boats decked out with custom paint, massive sound systems and Mercury Racing outboard engines, Delaware-based WMF Watercraft and Marine is an industry leader. That’s because Bill Forenski, the multi-location dealership’s founder and owner, is a longtime go-fast powerboat enthusiast who currently owns an MTI 340X catamaran he […]

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Rollick announces integration with eBay Motors

Rollick has announced its integration with eBay Motors, an ecommerce platform that connects buyers and sellers around the world. The integration gives Rollick dealers a new and efficient way to list powersports, RV, and boat inventory on the marketplace. The two companies agreed to a long-term contract following the 6-month pilot program where eBay Motors […]

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Raymarine reveals plans for 2022 Southampton International Boat Show

Their stand will be fully equipped with the latest technology, Raymarine experts and special show offers, along with a special guest on Wednesday September 21! Raymarine will be showing all their latest products including the Raymarine Ecosystem, which includes YachtSense Digital Switching and YachtSense Link 4G solution alongside their brand new Raymarine app. This gives […]

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Rollick and 700Credit launch partnership

Rollick, a relationship technology platform for the marine, powersports, and RV industries, announced that it now offers integration with 700Credit, a provider of credit reports, compliance and soft pull products. The integration enables consumers to prequalify for dealer financing via their 700Credit relationship while using the Rollick-powered digital retailing tool on dealer and GoRollick Marketplace […]

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Wider Yachts announces partnership with MarineMax

Wider Yachts and MarineMax have recently cemented a partnership, making the American dealer the exclusive North American distributor for Wider’s production line of catamarans. Wider’s catamaran division already has five units of the new WiderCat92 underway, all primed to splash in 2023 and 2024 — two of them for the American market. All of the […]

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