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Fort Lauderdale turnout was up 6 percent and happy exhibitors say it was a buying crowd...more
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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.
Despite some early wrenches in funding renovations at the Miami Marine Stadium, where the Miami International Boat Show announced it will be located in 2016 and 2017, some exhibitors have faith that the issues will be resolved in time for the show.
Business performance speaker Ryan Estis delivered the closing keynote address last Wednesday at the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla., discussing evolving customer buying behaviors.
A collapsed deal that would have assigned ownership of the historic Miami Marine Stadium to a non-profit group won’t affect plans for the Miami International Boat Show to take place there in 2016 and 2017.
Poor spring weather slowed the start of the season in the marine industry, but if the Kellogg Marine Dealer Trade Show is an accurate barometer the industry is finishing 2014 strongly and building momentum for 2015.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Bill and Bob Healey, Viking Yachts BEST DOWN EAST CRUISER 30-39 feet: Back Cove Down East 37 40-49 feet: Hinckley T43 50 feet plus: MJM 50z BEST PASSAGEMAKER 30-39 feet: Mainship 37 40-49 feet: North Pacific 49 50-59 feet: Fleming 58 60-80 feet: Marlow 62E 80-100 feet: Outer Reef 860 CPMY 100…more
Less than a year after formalizing their relationship, Cummins and Konrad Marine added 480- and 550-hp ratings to the diesel sterndrive packages they jointly offer.
A record number of 21,086 visitors were welcomed by 1,358 exhibitors at the Marine Equipment Trade Show, which wrapped up at the Amsterdam RAI Convention Center on Thursday.
Chaparral/Robalo and Wet Sounds won Best In Show awards during the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, which wrapped up Wednesday in Orlando, Fla.
ORLANDO, FLA. — Volvo Penta’s new 200- and 240-hp sterndrive engines made their first public appearance at this week’s Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, which wrapped up Wednesday. The 200/240, which are 4.3-liter V-6 catalyzed engines, are the first of a fleet of sterndrives that use General Motors Gen V engines.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Calling it an honor to be included in a group of such “Wonder Women,” BoatUS president Margaret Podlich accepted the 2014 Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year award at the Marine Dealers Conference & Expo on Wednesday.