DUCK KEY, Fla. — Navico aims to become an $800 million company as it continues to grow and improve a slew of marine electronics across three brands for both recreational and professional uses, executives of the company said Wednesday at a product presentation event for the media in the Florida Keys.
Navico opened a two-day event Tuesday night in the Florida Keys that will give marine journalists a chance to learn about and test its new products and technologies under the Simrad, Lowrance and B&G brands.
An upstart Canadian builder of small powerboats and rowboats has doubled its dealer network in less than two years and plans to launch a 23-foot runabout this spring. The Rossiter 23 Classic Day Boat likely will debut at the Palm Beach International Boat Show (March 20-23), says Rossiter Boats Inc. owner Scott Hanson. “My customers…more
About 120 Chris-Craft dealers and owners this weekend got a chance to peruse the Sarasota Fla., builder’s 2014 lineup with a private in-water showing and sea trials.
A modified Marine Industry Dealership Certification program costs less, will be accessible to more dealers and holds more value for those who enroll: That’s the message the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is spreading, heading into 2014.
During my travels at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando in November my iPhone “Voice Memos” app got a workout. I conducted and recorded about 20 interviews, speeches and presentations with dealers, manufacturers, business experts and speakers.
Exhibitors say sales were brisk amid signs that the overall market is on an upward track
Boat dealers, manufacturers and other exhibitors at the 36th annual St. Petersburg Power and Sailboat Show reported strong selling activity despite a 6 percent decrease in overall attendance at the four-day event. The number of new and used boats at the show rose 3 percent.
On Tuesday, I wrote about a new dealership in Sarasota, Fla. — the Viage Group — that’s using its success at the St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show to catapult the business forward.
I spent two days at the St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show last week and came away with a couple of positive stories. I’ll share the first today. Look for the second in Wednesday’s newsletter.