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Q&A With Pure Watercraft CEO Andy Rebele

Rebele spoke with Soundings Trade Only after General Motors invested $150 million for a 25 percent stake in the e-propulsion manufacturer.


A Boatbuilder in Congress?

Viking’s Robert Healey Jr. is running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Looking Back, Looking Forward

Soundings Trade Only spoke with nearly three dozen industry stakeholders about their outlook for 2022, with a great deal of discussion on recognizing complex marketplace problems, adapting with strong teams and succeeding.


The Perfect Combination

MJM puts the “down” in Down East with a new factory in North Carolina.


Q&A for Eric Kufel

West Marine CEO Eric Kufel on angling, retail and vendor relationships.


Poised for Growth

A Q&A with Charles Good, founder and chairman of diesel outboard manufacturer Cox Marine.


Growth by Acquisition

2021 will be remembered for the pandemic and related issues, but also for mergers and acquisitions. Here's a timeline of M&A activity.


Speed Mettle

High-horsepower outboards are making inroads into the popular pontoon segment.


A Crowded Port in the Supply-Chain Storm

Federal intervention has kept the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., operating 24/7 — steps toward supply-chain relief.


Start to Finish

Maritimo’s legendary racing program inspires the soul of the Australian builder’s motoryacht fleet.


Pay To Play

When Covid restrictions were widespread, some MTAs found a new revenue stream by charging admission to previously free shows, and visitors had no problem ponying up.

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Mixed Reactions

Though generally positive about market conditions, many dealers report they won’t be attending boat shows.


Keeping the Sales Team Motivated and Sharp

Here are some strategies from the “Undisputed King of Motivation,” Zig Ziglar, for sales success before, during and after the transaction.


A Chicken-and-Egg Conundrum

Should pricing signage on boats show the dollars off or the percentage off? It really does make a difference.


A Shot in the Arm for the Workforce

Wendy Mackie will lead the MRAA’s Educational Foundation as director of workforce and foundation development.

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Pressure Drop

Boat sales in November continued to trend downward, but registration numbers on an overall basis are signaling a solid 2021.


Winter Boat Shows Are Back … or Are They?

The Covid-19 omicron variant is throwing a wrench into the upcoming winter boat-show schedule. Cleveland is the latest casualty.

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Dealers: Are You Miami-Bound?

Are you attending the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show or any other shows this winter? Take the Pulse Report survey here.


Keeping Customers Engaged

Marketing veteran Wanda Kenton Smith has seven retention strategies for this period of long-lapse deliveries.

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Cautious Optimism

Dealers express cautious optimism for 2022 retail conditions.


Now for Something Completely Different

The latest wow-factor fishing boat for 2022 is powered by Volvo Penta sterndrives.