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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.
The 39th annual Norwalk Boat Show opened Thursday at the southwestern Connecticut port city’s Norwalk Cove Marina and will continue through Sunday.
The National Marine Representatives Association is hosting multiple events during the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference to educate industry members about the role independent sales reps can play in a business.
Seattle’s 36th annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show, held Sept. 10-14, drew more than 200 new and used boats from 20 to 92 feet, making it the West Coast’s largest floating show.
Organizers say thousands of new products, advanced processes and impressive innovations will be offered at the 2014 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference.
Overall attendance declined 4 percent from last year because of rainy weather, but organizers of the Boating & Outdoor Festival at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Michigan said many exhibitors reported that sales and leads increased from the previous year.
The Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport (R.I.) International Boat Show, announced the winners of this year’s Edson Awards for Excellence in Portraying Company Image.
The fall boat show season powers ahead in the Northeast this week as the Progressive Insurance Norwalk (Conn.) Boat Show docks at Norwalk Cove Marina from Thursday through Sunday.
The Association of Marina Industries said Westrec agreed to sponsor the AMI’s Economic Impact Model at the $2,500 level, bringing the industry one step closer to having a tool to calculate a marina’s impact on its community.
The 36th annual Lido Boat Show, which organizers said has more boats in the water than any other fall show on the West Coast, returns this week to Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach, Calif.
At the 2014 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, set for Nov. 16-19 in Orlando, Fla., dealership trainer and consultant Valerie Ziebron will review key human resource elements needed to create an outstanding service department.