TAMPA, Fla. — IBEX show director Anne Dunbar reported a 47 percent increase in the number of industry professionals who attended the 24th annual International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference at the Tampa Convention Center.
TAMPA, Fla. — Clouds were on everyone’s mind on Tuesday at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference. And it had very little to do with the rain.
TAMPA, Fla. — Nineteen companies made lightning-fast presentations to a room full of media members Tuesday afternoon at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference. Each presenter had exactly two minutes to capture the audience and break through what can become product overload at the marine industry’s largest technical trade event.
TAMPA, Fla. — The IBEX 2014 Innovation Awards had a record-setting 88 products entered in 13 categories this year, a 43 percent increase from 2013.
Suzuki’s new emphasis on its marine business is a response to assertions from consumers and dealers that their needs were not being met, vice president of operations Mark Eastman says.
Suzuki Marine has unveiled a 4-cylinder, 200-hp 4-stroke, pumping more energy into the industry’s development of high-horsepower engines that are lighter and more fuel-efficient than first-generation models.
KEY LARGO, Fla. — As part of Suzuki’s new priority commitment to its marine division, the company reopened its Atlanta service training center for the first time in four years.
KEY LARGO, Fla. — Suzuki vice president of operations Mark Eastman said that when Suzuki announced a new emphasis on its marine business, retailers, consumers and dealers told the company that their needs weren’t being met.
KEY LARGO, Fla. — Before a crowd of 400 boatbuilders, dealers and members of the media, new Suzuki Marine of America president Takuya Sato raised his Tervis Tumbler in a toast to Suzuki’s commitment to innovation and the start of the company’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration.
KEY LARGO, Fla. — Suzuki Marine unveiled its new DF200A 4-cylinder, 200-hp outboard Tuesday at the company’s annual new model introduction and business meeting at the Ocean Reef Club.