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

Sonja Moseley is the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas' new director of certification and benefits.

Selling the value of being certified

A modified Marine Industry Dealership Certification program costs less, will be accessible to more dealers and holds more value for those who enroll: That’s the message the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is spreading, heading into 2014.

There were more dealers and exhibitors at the Kellogg Marine Dealer Trade Show this year than in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy.

Kellogg Marine show sees post-Sandy rebound

A year after Hurricane Sandy dealt the East Coast marine industry a heavy blow, organizers and exhibitors at the Kellogg Marine Dealer Trade Show in Connecticut were pleased to see a strong turnout and familiar faces.

Bass Pro Shops holds holiday fundraiser for military vets

Bass Pro Shops will raise funds in November and December to donate to the United Service Organizations and American Veterans. “For AMVETS, partnering with a respected, patriotic company such as Bass Pro Shops helps us engage the public and bring increased support for our returning veterans,” American Veterans national executive director Stewart Hickey said in…more

‘Everything is going in the right direction’

Dealers at Scout Boats’ annual meeting preview new models and agree that business is on the upswing Scout Boats president Steve Potts’ message for dealers at their annual meeting was that the “nature of our business is to do what no one else is doing.” The 72 dealers, who came from 21 states and nine…more

Nautic Global Group adds Hurricane dealers

The Nautic Global Group expanded into what it calls key markets with the signing of new dealers for its Hurricane Deck Boat brand. The following dealers will carry Hurricane products for the 2014 model year: • ELBA Marine Services, Knoxville, Tenn. • The Wave, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia • Al Boom Marine, Shuwaikh, Kuwait • Iguana…more

Crestliner honors dealerships who reached milestone

The number of boat dealerships across North America that earn Crestliner’s Million-Dollar Club Award continued to rise with 11 winners this year. The award is given to dealerships that have earned more than $1 million in sales of Crestliner products. “Over the past year, our Million-Dollar Club dealerships have distinguished themselves not only as outstanding…more

Scout Boats hands out awards at dealer meeting

Scout Boats recently honored its top dealers and sales professionals at its annual dealer meeting in Charleston, S.C. Fort Lauderdale-based Seven Seas Yacht Sales won top sales and Dealer of the Year awards for 2013, the company announced. 2013 Top Sales Award Winners • Eddie Culpepper, Seven Seas Yacht Sales, Fort Lauderdale (No. 1 Salesperson)…more

Denison Yacht Sales opens Seattle office

Denison Yacht Sales recently opened a new office, the seventh location for the growing yacht sales and brokerage firm. Located at Boatworld Marina on Lake Union in Seattle, the new marina office is led by Brad Pilz, a marine industry veteran with more than 20 years of yacht service and brokerage experience. The new location…more

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