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Shows and Events

This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from Mack Boring & Parts Co. and the Nashville Boat & Sportshow.

Mack Boring & Parts Co. is offering marine diesel maintenance seminars so sailboat and powerboat owners can become more familiar with their engines.

The series includes one-day basic maintenance seminars and two-day hands-on seminars that teach emergency repair skills. Separate seminars are structured to meet the needs of sailboat and powerboat owners.

Classes are offered at Mack Boring's training facilities in Union, N.J., and at the company's Middleborough, Mass., and Wilmington, N.C., locations, and in Waukegan, Ill. Advance registration is encouraged, as classes are limited to 10.

To date, more than 20,000 students have been trained.

Mack is a leading distributor of marine and industrial diesel engines, generators, transmissions and accessories.

Click here for the full list of seminars and dates.

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The 25th annual Nashville Boat & Sportshow is set for Jan. 6-9, 2011, at the Nashville Convention Center.

Visitors will be able to see, board and buy hundreds of boats and recreational vehicles from regional dealers and take advantage of show specials on marine accessories and electronics. The show also will offer family activities and entertainment.

The show is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association.



Volvo Penta Reports Q4, FY22 Results

Net sales of $470 million for the quarter were a 33% increase compared to the prior year period.


DEALERS: Are You Improving the Service Experience?

Our monthly Pulse Report survey asks this and other questions about your dealership. Take the survey here.


NMRA Sets Scholarship Deadline

Students pursuing education in the marine trades can apply for the National Marine Representatives Association awards until April 1.


Marine Products Reports Record Q4

The builder of Chaparral and Robalo boats reported net sales were up 42% for the quarter and 28% for fiscal year 2022.


Shurhold Appoints COO

Forrest Ferrari has years of management, business development, IT and quality-assurance experience.


RBFF, Pure Fishing Partner for a First Catch Center

Pure Fishing will equip a mobile trailer with tackle and gear to bring fishing experiences to areas of South Carolina where participation is low.


An Oft-Overlooked Sales Opportunity

A recent report from the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation showed that women comprise 37% of all anglers. If you haven’t tapped this segment, you’re missing out.

1. 2023 new boat retail outlook

Too Many High-Priced Boats

To wrap up 2022, marine retailers reported lower demand, expressed more negative sentiment and voiced concerns about rising inventory. Boat prices and the economy remained top of mind for dealers in December.

Soundings Nov 2022

New-Boat Registrations Continue to Slide

As the gaudy sales figures from the pandemic continue to return to more realistic numbers, the main segments of the recreational boating industry saw new-model registrations of 4,421 in November, a 30.3% drop from 6,340 during the same time in 2021. .