TAMPA, Fla. — At the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference this week the marine industry got its first glimpse of a Grow Boating-commissioned study of first-time boat buyers and owners that should help dealers, brokers and salespeople improve the consumer’s experience and lock in more sales.
TAMPA, Fla. — The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference’s new partnership with the Marine Equipment Trade Show will attract more international exhibitors and attendees as the event continues to grow here in Tampa, organizers of both events said Tuesday.
TAMPA, Fla. — The marine industry should grow for two to three more years as consumer confidence and spending continue to strengthen, NMMA president Thom Dammrich told a sold-out crowd of 750 on the first day of the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference.
A four-angler team aboard a 33-foot Southport center console captured first place in the inaugural Nantucket Classic tournament held last week at the Nantucket Boat Basin.
BUFORD, Ga. — Honda Marine continues to focus on the portable and mid-range engine segment, introducing to dealers and journalists a trio of 60-pound 4-strokes at a product introduction and demo event here this week.
NAPLES, Fla. — The National Marine Electronics Association’s 2016 International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo held here this week drew a record 450 attendees with 50 exhibits, in-water boat demos and dozens of educational sessions.
SARASOTA, Fla. — It has been just over two years since Groupe Beneteau bought the four American brands that Rec Boat Holdings previously owned — Glastron, Four Winns, Scarab and Wellcraft.
SARASOTA, FLA. — More than 300 dealers from North America and worldwide gathered here at Groupe Beneteau’s dealer meeting, further rolling out plans regarding the company’s 2014 acquisition of the American boat brands Glastron, Four Winns, Scarab and Wellcraft.
The Fort Lauderdale show’s statistics boggle the mind — more than 1,500 boats covering 100 brands with a combined estimated value of $4 billion.
Boat companies, including builders of power catamarans, continue to push out big outboard-powered center consoles, but at least one small company on the Gulf Coast believes there’s room in the market for a big inboard-powered cat with a cabin.