CHICAGO — The Recreational Boating Leadership Council that emerged from the 2011 industry Growth Summit and two subsequent summits met Thursday to continue discussions on six long-term initiatives to implement a 10-year growth plan to transform recreational boating. The RBLC last met at the American Boating Congress in Washington, D.C., in May. The 20 participants…more
The 2014 Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show will be held Jan. 16-20 at McCormick Place during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Organizers said the show not only offers deals on hundreds of boats and RVs, but it also gives visitors a chance to escape the Midwest freeze and enjoy the outdoors…more
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show finally caught a break this year in the form of fine Florida weather.
The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo’s annual Industry Leaders Panel of five company presidents responded to wide-ranging questions that touched on market trends, product cost, technology, marketing, government regulations and growing boating.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo concluded Wednesday night with the announcement of co-host Boating Industry magazine’s Top 100 boat dealers in North America at a black-tie gala.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Consumer finance is not the most exciting element of dealership operations, but speaker Jared Zimlin of Priority One Financial Services warned those attending his seminar Wednesday at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo that the government takes compliance very seriously.
Companies that ignore the exploding Hispanic population in the United States and fail to engage that market will miss out on long-term business opportunities, conferees at one of many seminars held at IBEX were told.
The mood at IBEX was one of optimism for an industry that is making a slow but steady comeback Amid the discussions and networking at IBEX 2013, the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, was the underlying theme that although business is better, growth is going to continue to be slow, compared with the pre-recession era.
$40M yacht will function as The Club at SeaFair, a showroom of art and elegance for the VIP set One new venue at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is a “village” unto itself: the 228-foot megayacht SeaFair. Launched in 2007, the $40 million yacht was built as a traveling showroom of fine art, jewelry…more
With 22 thriving boatyards, Jack Brewer, now 72, opts for a new role in the business he loves Jack Brewer knew little about boats, let alone the marine industry, when in 1964 he took over management of a 16-slip boatyard in Mamaroneck, N.Y. Forty-nine years later, what is now known as the Brewer Group owns…more