When Ann Baldree, vice president of Georgia-based Marine Products Corp., went to Capitol Hill for her first American Boating Congress four or five years ago, she invited one of her dealers in the D.C market to come along.
When boat dealers contemplate training, the time and expense commitment can quickly snowball in their minds. They have to get their staffs to appropriate venues for training — service to technical sessions, sales staff to different events and possibly another training ground for the managers.
Q&A with David Foulkes, vice president of product development, engineering and racing at Mercury Marine and Brunswick Corp. chief technology officer
It’s not every day you hear Brunswick CEO Dustan E. McCoy calling one of his engineering execs a “near genius.” So when we heard him refer to David Foulkes, vice president of Mercury Marine product development, engineering and racing, as such we decided we should call him to chat about some of the engine company’s…more
The National Marine Manufacturers Association canceled the Progressive Chicago In-Water Boat Show, which was set to take place June 11-14, and will stop producing the annual show.
The marine industry’s major wholesale lender announced that it will sell its business to simplify operations.
The Beneteau Group is reporting an 18.2 percent gain in boat sales for the first half of its fiscal year, up from about $230 million between September 2013 and February 2014 to $272.6 million in the same time period through February this year.
Cobalt Boats is suing Sea Ray Boats, alleging that the company has infringed on Cobalt’s patent for a submersible swim step. The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, contends that Sea Ray’s “reckless” infringement of the patent has caused Cobalt to lose sales.
Businesses were so focused on survival after the recession that few have looked ahead to anticipate the next one. But Russo Marine is cutting its overhead by 40 percent by “right-sizing” the dealership, which means selling the flagship store in Medford, Mass., and moving into a smaller one — on a bigger piece of land —…more
In an unprecedented show of solidarity among saltwater fishing stakeholders, the Recreational Fishing Alliance is endorsing a vision for managing saltwater fisheries that would give recreational anglers a seat at the table.
Attendance at the Progressive New England Boat Show fell drastically because of frigid February weather and several feet of snow, but many exhibitors say the people who did show up were buying boats.