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National and regional boat shows of all sizes are held throughout the country and at all times of the year. Many combine displays of boats with displays of accessories, seminars and family entertainment.

EXCLUSIVE: Few American companies reap Korea show benefits

GYEONGGI PROVINCE, South Korea – There aren’t many American companies at the Korea International Boat Show, but many of those here say there are opportunities to be had. Ernie Ellis Jr., president of Sea-Fire Marine, said this was his second year at the show, and he sees improvement in the event, now in its third…more

EXCLUSIVE: Hyundai Seasall set to unveil new diesel engine

GYEONGGI PROVINCE, South Korea – A new marine diesel engine developed by Hyundai Seasall is expected to hit the U.S. market next year, company president and CEO SeungKab Jeong told Soundings Trade Only today at the Korea International Boat Show. The new engines will be introduced initially in the Asian/Pacific market, then Europe, followed by…more

EXCLUSIVE: South Korea plans for a big boating future

GYEONGGI PROVINCE, South Korea – Imagine state and federal governments in the U.S. announcing plans to invest in the marine industry by building dozens of new marinas, enacting legislation to make boat ownership easier, offering incentives for foreign and domestic companies to become tenants in a marine industrial park, and investing billions in a dredging…more

EXCLUSIVE: High hopes in South Korea as boat show opens

GYEONGGI PROVINCE, South Korea – With great flourish and pageantry, the third Korea International Boat Show opened today, and organizers said they are well on their way toward the goal of making Gyeonggi Province and South Korea an emerging leader in the global marine leisure market. The two-hour opening ceremony featured martial artists, singers, the…more

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Reinventing the boat show

When it comes to boat shows, there’s agreement among many on one aspect: There are too many. The National Marine Manufacturers Association sold four boat shows and acquired one in the last year, leaving a total of 17 NMMA-owned shows. Several were called off because of the economy, and not all of them will be…more

Crowds come out for Jersey show

The recent Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo saw a 75 percent increase in attendance over the inaugural show held last September, according to organizers. About 2,800 people attended the show, which was held May 14-16 at FirstEnergy Park and organized by the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey. “Feedback from the show so far…more

Jersey show sees increase in attendance

Nearly 2,000 people attended the recent Strictly Jersey Boat Show, held April 30-May 2 at South Jersey Marina in Cape May. Organizers say attendance was up by almost 15 percent from last year’s show. “The show was great. I felt it was better attended that some of the other shows we seem to waste money…more

New Jersey spring show debuts this weekend

The Spring Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo debuts Friday at FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws, in Lakewood, N.J. This new three-day boating sales event runs through Sunday and will feature more than 30 boat lines with representation from 14 local marine retailers. “The Jersey Shore Boat Sale & Expo is the most…more

New Orleans show to return in 2011

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is partnering with BK Productions to produce the 2011 New Orleans Boat & Sportshow. The relationship will allow the NMMA to combine its history and experience with BK’s first-hand knowledge of the market to further the New Orleans show as the Gulf Coast’s premier boating and outdoors event, the NMMA…more

Bay Bridge show sees attendance boost

The Bay Bridge Boat Show, held last weekend on Kent Island, Md., was considered a success by all who participated, according to event producer United States Yacht Shows. Space sales increased slightly over 2009, with more than 200 boats on display. Consumer attendance increased by nearly 10 percent, organizers report. Exact figures were unavailable. “Last…more

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