Several Marine Retail University attendees took notes during the portion of the day that highlighted negative online reviews — a sometimes murky topic for business owners, who often feel the negative reviews are mistaken or unfair.
The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach and the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, two of the world’s most anticipated boat shows, open Thursday and run through Monday in various Miami locations.
In the first year of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association’s ownership of the Providence Boat Show, the group tried to step up the show’s interactive content with the addition of sailboats, seminars and demonstrations.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island Marine Trades Association president Wendy Mackie wanted to beef up content at the 2014 Providence Boat Show, which ran from Friday through Sunday.
BROCKTON, MASS. — The Massachusetts marine industry was born 60 years ago in a building that no longer stands — Mechanic’s Hall on Huntington Avenue in Boston, where the Prudential Center now stands.
Brunswick Corp. anticipates flat revenue growth for the first quarter of 2014, but says that will be inconsistent with subsequent quarters as the boat group continues to curtail the production and sales of existing large fiberglass boat models and transitions to the production of several new models of large fiberglass boats.
MarineMax had near-record sales in its December quarter and strong sales growth in New Jersey during MarineMax’s first quarter of the fiscal year could be a sign that the Northeast is recovering from Hurricane Sandy.
BROCKTON, Mass. — Transparency.
BROCKTON, Mass. — The Northeast region of the United States mirrors the nation overall in regard to boat segments leading the industry’s recovery, with growth seen in pontoons, aluminum boats and most notably, saltwater fishing boats.
As foreshadowed by Larson Boats co-owner Irwin Jacobs, Larson Boat Group president and CEO Rob Parmentier’s dealer connections might be paying off.