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Still Spinning Strong

Family-run FJ Propeller has changed with the times — and the needs of boaters — for 75 years


2022: The Ups, Downs and In-Betweens

The Covid buying bubble burst, but show attendance was strong, and new products made a splash


Power Player

Evoy’s electric motors are propelling Norwegian boats to some of the fastest speeds achieved by electricity alone. Now, the builder is turning its focus to America


Marine Industry Resilience

After Hurricane Ian devastated Sanibel, Marco and Pine islands, as well as other parts of southwest Florida, recreational boating’s members flew into action to help those in need


Forward Thinkers

Soundings Trade Only’s Top Ten Most Innovative Marine Companies Awards celebrate those setting the standard for innovation


An ‘Existential Threat’ to the Marine Industry

The NMMA is calling on every industry employee and stakeholder to oppose a federal proposal that would slow many East Coast boats to 10 knots


Health Matters

Viking Yacht Company’s Health Services clinic has been caring for the boatbuilder’s employees and families, free of charge, for 35 years


1+1 Can Be Greater Than Two

To help connect women with knowledgeable allies, Soundings Trade Only has inaugurated a program to match women in the first five years of their marine careers with long-tenured industry leaders.


Ready for a Revolution?

Electrification has been an increasingly common buzzword in the marine industry, especially in the past four to five years.

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Seakeeper’s New System Targets Pitch

Seakeepeer, whose gyroscopic stabilizers set the marine industry standard for eliminating as much as 95 percent of a boat’s roll, is now turning its attention to eliminating pitch with their Seakeeper Ride system.


MBIA Names Board Members

The Michigan Boating Industries Association elected four new directors and named the officers who will serve next year. Also, the 2023 schedule for “Ladies Let’s Go Fishing!” is taking shape.


Fish are Front and Center

A bill in Congress is considered critical to fish and wildlife conservation, while a red tide episode that’s causing fish kills in southwest Florida is drifting north.


The Survey Says …

Surveying customers to find out what they think about your business has never been more important.


Don’t Give Winter Shows a Pass

Local boat shows are one of the most effective ways to expose your dealership to new prospects and fill your sales funnel during the off-season.


DEALERS: Are You in Compliance?

A new FTC Safeguards Rule designed to protect consumers’ personal information goes into effect Dec. 9 — are you prepared?


Dealers: Are You in Compliance?

A new FTC Safeguards Rule designed to protect consumers’ personal information goes into effect Dec. 9 — are you prepared?


Ohio Ordered To Get Serious About Algae

Many are applauding a judge’s proposed consent decree that will serve as a roadmap to address western Lake Erie’s chronic algal blooms.

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Slowing Sales

Most dealers expect sales to be flat or down as much as 20% as we head in the winter boat-show season.


So You Want To Win an Innovation Award

Tips from the judges to consider when entering a product for an NMMA Innovation Award.

The New Normal

As some things revert to familiar territory, we are entering a new, new normal.

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An Unlikely Run

Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin pushed his limits and learned a few things about himself in training for and recently finishing a marathon