Marine dealers say richer educational content (and more of it), useful seminars and engaging keynote speakers added up to make the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo a highly valuable event that will help their businesses.
When the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo ended in November after four days of seminars, speakers and networking, it was just the beginning for the organization that co-manages the event, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas.
Volvo Penta of the Americas president Ron Huibers wanted to meet with me at FLIBS to talk about gasoline sterndrives. Of course, I agreed, and we got together at the outdoor Volvo Penta display at the Bahia Mar.
ORLANDO, FLA. — Volvo Penta’s new 200- and 240-hp sterndrive engines made their first public appearance at this week’s Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, which wrapped up Wednesday. The 200/240, which are 4.3-liter V-6 catalyzed engines, are the first of a fleet of sterndrives that use General Motors Gen V engines.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Calling it an honor to be included in a group of such “Wonder Women,” BoatUS president Margaret Podlich accepted the 2014 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year award at the Marine Dealers Conference & Expo on Wednesday.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced Tuesday that it launched four initiatives to broaden its services to the industry, including improvements to the dealer certification program and the creation of tools to connect employers and job seekers and to foster business-to-business activity.
ORLANDO, FLA. — Drawing from three of his business and management books, author Chester Elton told about 1,110 marine industry professionals Monday night at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo that good business hinges on motivating employees so they become emotionally engaged and excited about their jobs.
FORT LAUDERDALE — As it prepares to introduce its next generation of gasoline sterndrive engines, Volvo Penta has reaffirmed its commitment to using General Motors engine blocks.
FORT LAUDERDALE — Among the highlights at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this year were the introductions of boats from three big industry names — Sea Ray, Boston Whaler and S2 Yachts (Tiara/Pursuit).
FORT LAUDERDALE — With a steady influx of new boats from 11 to 100 feet from such brands as Sea Ray, Boston Whaler, Azimut and Scout, MarineMax executives painted a bright financial picture for the industry during a press event Wednesday on the eve of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.