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At MDCE, dealers look to the future

The Marine Dealer Conference & Expo this past December had recurring themes, and they weren’t sugarcoated: Workforce shortages desperately need to be addressed, and boat dealers must embrace a retail landscape that has completely changed from the one that existed just five years ago.

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Chuck Rowe

Indmar Products Co. president Chuck Rowe is a handshake guy. Nothing is quite as important to Rowe, who joined the family business in 1973, as industry partnerships. They even come before his passion for innovation.

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#CaribbeanComeback

When writers visited the storm-ravaged British Virgin Islands in December, residents asked them to return home with a message: “Let people know we’re open.”

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Big-outboard market roars

If you think the horsepower battles in the outboard market have slowed, the latest sales statistics for Seven Marine — maker of the largest outboards in the industry — are telling.