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Shows are perhaps the premier staging site for selling and buying boats. Builders from across the country and around the world deliver their best and newest boats, electronic equipment, engines and supplies to a prime location so boaters can see, inspect and perhaps make a deal to buy them. Whether the location is a glamorous site such as Miami Beach or a small, local venue, shows are where builders and consumers connect.
TAMPA, Fla. — Alternative power systems have been one of the leading innovations in the marine industry in the last few years, with engines being powered by electricity, propane and even natural gas. As hybrid propulsion packages, they’re often teamed with diesel engines that run cleaner, quieter and with better performance.
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.
Trac Ecological formally launched a new website Tuesday at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in Tampa, Fla.
Show producer JBM & Associates set the dates for the 2015 Charleston (S.C.) Boat Show, the Charleston In-Water Boat Show and the Savannah (Ga.) Boat Show.
TAMPA, Fla. — The boating industry has turned the corner and is prospering with increasing overall retail spending and rising boat sales, National Marine Manufacturers Association president Thom Dammrich told hundreds of attendees this morning at the 2014 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference.
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.
TAMPA. Fla. — Legendary college basketball coach Bob Knight used a whirlwind of stories and anecdotes — many of them humorous — to deliver his motivational messages about the keys to winning on the basketball floor, in business and in life. He was the keynote speaker at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference Industry Breakfast.
On-site registration for the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference began at 8 a.m. today at the Tampa (Fla.) Convention Center and the first of nine popular “super sessions” commenced at 9 a.m.
At this year’s FLIBS you will be able to see new gasoline sterndrive engines, diesel inboards and 4-stroke outboards. Most of the major players — including Mercury, Yamaha, Volvo Penta and Cummins — made news in 2014 with new product.