MDCE 2015: MRAA foundation hands out technical scholarships

ORLANDO, Fla. — During the final afternoon of the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, industry educational leaders highlighted the current shortage of marine technicians, calling upon the entire industry to help recruit the workforce’s next generation of students.

Matt Gruhn explains the benefits of being a member of the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas during a state-of-the-industry luncheon Tuesday at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando during the MDCE.

MDCE 2015 VIDEO: MRAA details new membership benefits

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has consistently improved its Marine Dealer Conference & Expo during the last few years, adding education and training opportunities, but the benefits will keep rolling in throughout the entire year with membership in the association, MRAA president Matt Gruhn told dealership professionals.

IBEX is a place where innovation abounds and there was more new product on display at this year’s show than at any in recent memory.

IBEX rethinks Louisville as show location

There is no disputing that the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference will be held in Tampa, Fla., in 2016 and 2018. Whether the industry showcase for new products and innovation returns to Louisville, Ky., is up in the air.

Pursuit dealers today and Thursday will test an array of boats from the Fort Pierce, Fla., company, including the C 238 Center Console and the OS 355 Offshore. Pursuit also will host a VIP event for pre-qualified customers on Friday.

VIDEO: Pursuit Boats dealers gather to see new models

SARASOTA, Fla. — About 40 domestic and international Pursuit Boats dealers are gathering here today at the Hyatt Regency to get their first look at two new boats from the Fort Pierce, Fla., builder — along with several other models ranging from 26 to 38 feet — and learn about what’s on tap in 2016.

Pursuit Boats debuts two new models

SARASOTA, Fla. — Pursuit Boats introduced two new models to journalists this morning and announced that it will debut its largest boat — a 40-foot center console — and a large dual console model at the 2016 Miami International Boat Show.

Roch Lambert

VIDEO: Rec Boat Holdings rolls out new models

SARASOTA, Fla. — Rec Boat Holdings this week introduced to its dealers and the media eight new boats from 21 to 27 feet across its four brands and sharpened its focus on developing the Wellcraft saltwater lineup.

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