Skip to main content

FLIBS 2011: AIM Marine Group gathers at show

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show opens today, and it marks the first time Active Interest Media's entire Marine Group will assemble in one place.

“We’re happy to have the entire Marine Group here and look forward to a great show,” AIM Marine group publisher Gary DeSanctis said.

The staffs of the magazines in the Marine Group — Yachts International, Soundings, Soundings Trade Only and PassageMaker — will be out and about at the show this week, reporting for the group’s daily, weekly and monthly editorial products.

Show Management, which produces FLIBS and is also part of AIM Marine, launched the free “MyBoatShow” app to help attendees navigate the aisles and docks with their smart phones and tablets.

The Marine Group also includes BoatQuest.com, which AIM acquired in January. The boat selling and buying site has been redesigned and relaunched, and it allows the Marine Group to cover the industry in a multimedia format: online, print, and shows and events.

AIM is forging strong ties between its editorial holdings and boat shows, trade shows and other events. Soundings Trade Only sponsored a dealer seminar track and the Aftermarket Pavilion at IBEX last week. Yachts International, in conjunction with CSI Management and Show Management, hosted the Trilogy, a “yacht-hop” with 10 megayachts Oct. 15 on Miami’s Fisher Island. PassageMaker’s Trawler Fest Baltimore was held Oct. 6-9, and the magazine’s TrawlerPort is being held at FLIBS this year for the first time.

Click here for the full release.

Related

1_WHALESACTION

NMMA: Proposed Speed Rule an ‘Existential Threat’ to Industry

The association is calling on every marine brand, employee and boat owner to file public comment by Oct. 31 over a sweeping regulation to protect North Atlantic right whales.

1_AXOPAR

Axopar and Nimbus Renew Agreement

The boatbuilders have entered an agreement whereby Nimbus Group will retain exclusive rights to sell Axopar boats on the Swedish market.

1_IAN

Hurricane Ian Leaves Devastation in Florida

The storm left a wide swath of destruction, heavily impacting marine interests from Tampa Bay to Marco Island.

Norm

Email Is Your Ticket to Holiday Sales

Developing an effective email campaign can bolster sales and help fill winter coffers at your dealership.

1_NMRA

NMRA Presents Annual Awards

Edson CEO Will Keene and ComMar Sales president Tim Conroy were recognized for their contributions to the marine industry.

1_ PULSE.PING.2

DEALERS: Are Interest Rates Impacting Demand?

This month’s Pulse Report survey asks dealers whether interest rate increases are causing a downturn in boat sales. Take the survey here.

1_EPROPULSION

EPropulsion, Mack Boring Partner with Crest

Pontoon builder Crest will use an ePropulsion Navy 3.0 Evo electric outboard motor and an E175 battery for its 2023 Current model.

1_BENETEAU

Beneteau Reports Significant H122 Growth

The company reported that its revenue grew 8.6 percent and income increased by 30 percent during the first half of 2022.