Features

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The Future of Shows

In-person shows are back. Exclusive interviews with six show leaders.

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The Strength of Relationships

Bentley Collins and the dawn of Back Cove Yachts.

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Leading With Purpose and Vision

Q&A with Regulator Marine’s Joan Maxwell.

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MarineMax buys Cruisers Yachts

MarineMax announced that it acquired Oconto, Wis.-based KCS International, the parent company of Cruisers Yachts, paying $63 million for the 68-year-old builder.

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Emissions Regulations Deferred

Tier III rules will take effect in 2024.

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Teaching the Trades

These Washington state educators are nurturing the next generation of American marine industry professionals.

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Specializing in Specialized Parts

For three generations, family-run Teak Isle Manufacturing has designed and created specialty items for boatbuilders.

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Blue is the New Green

Leaders in carbon offsets and sequestration say marine-based “blue carbon” projects are the next big idea.

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Innovation Through Inclusion

She of the Sea: making yachting more diverse.

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Time to Bust Up the Boys Club

The America’s Cup needs gender diversity.

MMTA Kicks Off Boater Initiative

Encouraging waterborne travel to the Bay State. Plus: businesses can legally require its staff to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.

No Inventory? Now Is Not The Time to Stop Marketing

The MRAA’s Webinar “Marketing When You Have No Inventory” covered how dealers can build long-term equity with new and returning customers as demand outpaces supply.

Better Boating and Fishing Through Science

A wealth of research work, from utilizing fish facial recognition that IDs invasive species to projects ranging from coral restoration and more aim to ensure the future of our watery pastimes.

Soundings April 2021

Into the Stratosphere

There are favorable odds that 2021 will eclipse 2020 in units sold. But can builders catch up amid continued supply chain logjams and will eager customers continue to wait?

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Inventory Adjustments

Consumer continue to shop for marine products in record numbers — what are dealers doing to meet the demand?

BoatUS Blasts Warning Labels Phaseout

Clear and concise labeling of E15 fuels not only must be maintained, but improved to protect boaters and all small engine consumers.

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Time to Cut the Manure!

A drier spring has predictions are calling for smaller, harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie. However, the cause — factory livestock operations — needs to be addressed and remedied.

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Dealers, What’s Your Brand Strategy?

With many popular models on back order, adding new brands may be a viable solution for many dealers.

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A Rising Tide

The tide is rising. It’s time to ride the wave.

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Leading an Evolving Organization

Lessons in leadership from Dave McLaughlin of Clean Ocean Access.

Marketing Leadership in a Digital World

Taking advantage of digital dividends.