2022 Editor’s Choice: Hagadone Marine Group

By David Gee A short boating season of 90 days or less, combined with a relatively remote location, in a small market with a lower-than-average household income. Those are some of the inherent business challenges Hagadone Marine Center faces. So how and why do they continue to grow, including a 34% increase in revenue from […]

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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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Marine leaders gather for 2022 ELEVATE SUMMIT

By Jamie Stafford Just last week, the Boating Industry ELEVATE SUMMIT – the premier educational and networking event for leaders across the recreational marine industry – wrapped up in sunny Orlando, Fla. ELEVATE is produced and hosted by Boating Industry and parent company EPG Brand Acceleration. The conference, hosted over three days, featured plenty of […]

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Conservation on the water

By Jamie Stafford According to a Pews Research Center report, 67% of Gen Z and 71% of millennials cite climate change as a top concern for the future, and around 57% of baby boomers say the same. Baby boomers currently represent the majority of the boating industry, but increasingly, younger generations are aging into this […]

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Boating Industry names 2022 Women Making Waves

Boating Industry named the 2022 Women Making Waves with the launch of yesterday’s June/July issue.  Entering its fifth year in 2022, Boating Industry’s Women Making Waves program recognizes a multitude of women in the recreational boating industry who have made and continue to make great contributions to its success, propel its growth and lead their organizations […]

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2022 Women Making Waves

By Boating Industry Staff Women Making Waves is Boating Industry’s effort to recognize the multitude of women in the industry who have made and continue to make great contributions to its success, propel its growth and lead their organizations and peers into the future. Now in its fifth year and becoming a part of Boating […]

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Industry voices: Be the one to make change happen

By Roxanne Rockvam First of all, congratulations to this year’s Women Making Waves award winners! As the current Darlene Briggs Marine Woman of the Year, saying I’ve grown up in the boating industry is an understatement.  Our family owns a marina on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota. The Ship’s Store was in the lower level of […]

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Women at work – and making waves

By David Gee How great is it to celebrate the considerable accomplishments of women in the recreational boating industry in this unique issue?! Of course, Boating Industry, and parent company EPG Brand Acceleration, support and lift up women in the workplace in general, and specifically in the boating industry, the entire year. That happens not […]

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At the Helm: Driving diversity in the marine workplace

By Adam Quandt Prior to World War I, three-fourths of all women employed in manufacturing were making apparel or its materials, food or tobacco products, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. During the war, the number of women in the workforce began to increase, as did their opportunities across occupations. In 1920, 20% of […]

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