Head of RBFF to speak at dealer conference

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Frank Peterson, president and CEO of the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, will speak at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, set for Sunday though Wednesday in Orlando, Fla.

Peterson will present new research to help the industry better understand consumer attitudes toward boat purchases.

"The boating lifestyle has not waned. People are going to continue to buy boats, but are certainly doing their research for the best value," Peterson said in a statement. "We hope our boating stakeholders will use this research to help guide their sales and marketing strategies for the coming year."

Staff will be available during the expo to update attendees about the foundation's Take Me Fishing campaign and how it affects the boating industry by growing participation where boating and fishing come together.

* * *

The 2010 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo Powering Profits track will be sponsored by Bellavia Gentile & Associates. With offices in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the law firm has offered legal counsel to hundreds of marine dealerships across the country.

The firm also will provide free legal consultations during the event.

"As part of our continued loyalty to MRAA and our sponsorship of the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Bellavia Gentile & Associates is offering a private complimentary consultation with Leonard Bellavia, Esq., to MRAA dealers on any dealership-related matter," the firm said in a statement. "This may include floor plan issues, dealer agreements, shareholder matters, etc. Please e-mail Bellavia in advance at lbellavia@dealerlaw.com to schedule a time during the expo that works for you."

Related

KVH Introduces TracPhone LTE-1

The new communications system provides connectivity up to 20 miles offshore in more than 150 countries.

Supreme Builds First Boat in New Facility

The towboat builder moved to the new 160,000-sqare-foot plant in Georgia earlier this year and plans to produce two boats a day.

Continued Growth at Vetus

The manufacturer had its best sales month in its 57-year history and promoted longtime employee Ray Browning to U.K. branch manager.

Suzuki Powers Forest River’s New Nepallo Pontoon Boats

The new Nepallo line of pontoon boats with Suzuki engines will be sold at select Camping World and Gander RV & Outdoors stores.

West Marine CEO to Keynote Annual MRA Event

With a “Climate for Change” theme, the Marine Recreation Association’s Educational Conference and Trade Show is set for Oct. 11-13.

Skeeter Owner’s Tourney Held on Lake Fork

A field of 2,000 anglers in 1,000 boats saw a nearly 10-pound bass capture first place in the annual Skeeter owner’s tournament.

Email Remains a Vital Marketing Tool for Dealers

A content marketing staple, emails can consistently deliver valuable and relevant information, if done correctly.