MIAMI BEACH - Soundings Trade Only held its annual roundtable with industry leaders Wednesday prior to today's opening of the Miami International Boat Show.
The wide-ranging, nearly two-hour conversation included discussions of the danger of pricing the middle class out of boating, innovation in products versus the need to keep pricing under control, the proposed SeeDealerCost.com website and the implications of rising fuel prices.
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The panelists include Wayne Burdick of Beneteau USA; Larry Russo of Russo Marine; Jim Coburn of Coburn & Associates; Mark Mansfield of Ranger Tugs; Norm Schultz of the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association; Bill Yeargin of Correct Craft; Bob Staehle of Kellogg Marine Supply; David Pugsley of Brewer Yacht Sales; Ben Speciale of Yamaha Marine Group; and Louis Chemi of Navico Americas.