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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.

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A Boatbuilder in Congress?

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

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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.

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The Perfect Combination

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

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Q&A for Eric Kufel

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

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Poised for Growth

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

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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.

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Speed Mettle

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

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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.

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Start to Finish

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

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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.

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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.

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A Chicken-and-Egg Conundrum

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Now for Something Completely Different

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