Boat dealers make news when, for example, they add new lines of boats, relocate, get new owners or acquire other dealerships.


MAATS moves to the Sunshine State

Organizers hope change will limit the recession’s impact on attendance Producers of the Marine Aftermarket Accessories Trade Show are hoping a move from Las Vegas to Orlando, Fla., will help hold the line on this year’s attendance even in the current down market. “This [move] is a really big deal,” says Stephen Evans, director of…more

New company will operate Boatdealers.ca

A new media company has formed to operate Canada-based Boatdealers.ca and other digital media channels. The new company, Digital Era Media Inc., will create digital media channels to be accessed by PC and mobile devices via the Internet. DEM will take the business model of Boatdealers.ca and apply it to other vertical market segments. DEM…more

Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Mastercraft, Future Fibres and Paradox Marine. MasterCraft announced the availability of its new mobile phone application that allows users to locate authorized MasterCraft dealerships. The Dealer Locator mobile application gives consumers nationwide access to quickly find any local MasterCraft dealer by using their mobile device.…more

Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Clarks Landing, CWR Electronics and First Mate Marine. Clarks Landing will host a special day for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Maryland June 20 at Shady Oaks Marina in Maryland. The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a two-hour cruise aboard Clarks Landing’s…more

Gander Mountain reports 1Q results

Gander Mountain Co. announced an 11.6 percent increase in retail sales and a gain in comparable store sales for the first quarter, which ended May 2. However, it had an overall retail segment loss of $16.4 million for the quarter, and a consolidated net loss of $18.6 million. Comparable store sales during the first quarter…more

Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Jarrett Yacht Sales, Win-Tron Electronics and AB Marine. Jarrett Bay Yacht Sales reported a strong turnout and several promising sales prospects at its inaugural Better Boating Expo, held May 16-17 at the company’s 175-acre marine park in Beaufort, N.C. Attendees traveled from Florida, Rhode Island…more


Genmar is expanding its FinCraft line

It plans to build 8,000 to 10,000 of the fiberglass fishing boats by the end of 2010 Genmar Holdings this spring announced the expansion of its new FinCraft line, with plans to introduce new models for the 2009 spring and summer selling season. Complementing the 17-foot VEC-manufactured FinCraft introduced in January will be a 19-foot…more


West Marine’s flagship philosophy

Retailer opens two more mega-stores as part of its plan for riding out recession, building for future Last year, West Marine closed 32 stores, opened five new ones and expanded seven – all part of a dual vision of simultaneously focusing on consolidation and expansion while improving customer service and building for the future. “We…more


Dealers welcome later 2010 rollouts

With factories running on low, many builders are opting for fall launches As the industry continues to struggle through the worst economy in decades, a number of manufacturers are pushing back the 2010 model-year rollout to allow dealers more time to clear older inventory out of their showrooms. “I think it’s wonderful,” says Phil Keeter,…more

Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Clarks Landing Pleasure Boat & Yacht Sales, Vethree, Renaissance Marine Group, Marine University and Tiara Yachts. Clarks Landing Pleasure Boat & Yacht Sales will host a Sea Ray Showcase June 20-21 at its Chester Marine Center on Kent Island, Md. The MerCruiser Axius/Zeus Joystick Control…more

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