Eight Steps to Owning Your First Boat

Taking the plunge and purchasing a boat for the first time can be an exciting and rewarding experience, and there’s no better time to do this than in the heart of boat show season. However, it’s essential to take the time to research and choose the right boat for your lifestyle needs and budget. Below […]

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Inside Angle: The Last Bayliner Meme

Boaters like to poke fun at Bayliners, but the company’s founder got the last laugh. Bayliner. Everyone on the docks has heard a Bayliner joke over the years. And in the age of social media the jokes about these entry-level boats from the 1970s, 80s and beyond have morphed into seemingly endless memes mocking the […]

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Marine Products releases Q4 and 2022 fiscal results

Marine Products Corporation (NYSE: MPX) has announced its unaudited results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2022. Marine Products is a manufacturer of fiberglass boats under the brand names of Chaparral and Robalo. Chaparral’s sterndrive models include SSi and SSX, along with the Chaparral Surf Series. Chaparral’s outboard offerings include OSX Luxury Sportboats […]

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MarineMax reports 2023 Q1 fiscal results

MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) has announced results for its first quarter ended December 31, 2022. Revenue increased 7% to $507.9 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2022, from $472.7 million in the comparable period last year. The growth was primarily driven by contributions from strategic acquisitions, including IGY Marinas which closed in October 2022. […]

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BoatTEST partners with Elite Direct Finance

BoatTEST announced that it has partnered with Elite Direct Finance to offer financing directly from its web platform. “Elite Direct Finance brings the kind of customer service that our readers are looking for when making a buying decision. While researching on BoatTEST they can see the boat’s price, calculate monthly payments, and immediately fill out […]

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Best Boat-Loan Options

The boat dealer is motivated to find a financing plan that works for you, but its options might be limited. Tim Bower So, you’re going to do it: Take the plunge and buy the new boat of your dreams. You’ve cruised boat shows, visited dealerships and scoured the internet to find the perfect rig for […]

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Correct Craft Acquires Indmar

Correct Craft has acquired Indmar Marine Engines. Indmar will continue to operate independently at its headquarters in Millington, Tennessee, while continuing to supply its current boat building manufacturers and network of dealers. Source: https://lakelandboating.com/correct-craft-acquires-indmar/

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Toronto Boat Show Returns In-Person

PHOTOS COURTESY OF TORONTO INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW The Toronto International Boat Show is back, this year in-person for the first time since the pandemic. January 20-29, 2023, the show will feature over 450 exhibitors, debut over 100 product innovations, and connect attendees with boat dealers and manufacturers offering boat displays of all sizes and styles, […]

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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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The East Tennessee Fishing Show expands

#East Tennessee Fishing Show The Southeast’s premiere East Tennessee Fishing Show & expo is now coming to Gadsden,AL Don’t miss out! East Tennessee show January 26th-29th 2023 @ Knoxville Expo Center, Knoxville, TN The Alabama Show March 10th-12th 2023 @ The Venue at Coosa Landing, Gadsden, AL For more than 15 years the East Tennessee Fishing Show and Expo […]

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MYCO Cuts Trailer-Build Lead Time To Pre-Pandemic Levels

It’s no secret that delivery times for products from MYCO Trailers, a leading custom trailer manufacturer based in Bradenton, Fla., ballooned during the past two years. High demand and pandemic-spurred supply chain issues were the culprits, but understandable as those issues were they didn’t mitigate frustration from boatbuilders and their clients in need of custom […]

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MRAA partners with J.D. Power for market insights

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) has announced a new data-driven partnership with J.D. Power – Specialty Vehicles. This collaboration between J.D. Power and the MRAA will report quarterly market insights and analysis, which may include data such as average retail value by boat type and model year, most researched brands, top researched […]

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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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