Shows and Events


This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the Bayfront Boat Show and the Sportfishing Summit.

Sarasota Yacht and Ship Services, along with Marina Jack, will be hosting the seventh annual Bayfront Boat Show Oct. 1-3 at Marina Jack in Sarasota, Fla.

Admission is free.

Sponsors include Sarasota Yacht and Ship Services; Marina Jack; Newcoast Financial Services; MarineMax of Sarasota; Canvas West; and Charlotte County Seawalls.

Any company interested in taking part can contact Alison Smith at (941) 365-9095 or e-mail Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The Sportfishing Summit, the American Sportfishing Association's premier networking and business management event, is set for Oct. 26-28 at the Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale.

This year's summit will focus on participation and advocacy, the domestic and international economic markets and the social technology that is affecting everyone's business.

On the ASA website, those interested in attending will find information about registration, housing and sponsorship opportunities for the 2010 summit.


ABYC Foundation Seeks Nominations for Educator Award

The award recognizes “an outstanding instructor who is shaping future marine service technicians.”

P.R. Firm Rushton Gregory Signs ePropulsion

The Chinese manufacturer of electric propulsion products introduced a standardized lineup earlier this year.

Dometic Updates Pro-Trim System

The new design allows boaters to trim the outboard and adjust the jack plate without removing their hands from the wheel.

Brunswick Partners with Carnegie Robotics

Through the alliance, Brunswick aims to enhance its autonomous technology offerings.

Nicole Vasilaros to Depart NMMA

The group credits the senior vice president of government and legal affairs for “countless contributions to the protection and expansion of the recreational boating industry.”

Site Unseen

A website is often the first interaction a customer will have with a dealership, but it must provide more than an online brochure or they will click elsewhere.

C.G. Amends Documentation Rules

Federally documenting a boat now must be done every five years, rather than annually.

The 2021 Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies Awards

The marine industry consistently honors products and people. The industry, however, has not recognized forward-thinking companies that are moving the industry in new directions. Soundings Trade Only’s mission is to reflect, inform and inspire.