Trade group votes to promote Georgia lakes - Trade Only Today

Trade group votes to promote Georgia lakes

Author:
Publish date:

The Marine Trades Association of Metro Atlanta cast “a huge vote” at its recent meeting to help in the recovery of the marine sales business.

By a majority vote of 99 percent, members decided to spend $100,000 to promote Lake Lanier, Lake Allatoona and other lakes in the metro Atlanta region over a four-month period.

"We have a win-win solution to help promote our dealers and our lakes", said Bill Sommerfield, president of MTA of Metro Atlanta and vice president of Lazy Days Marina, Lake Lanier, Buford, Georgia. "We want to get the word out in Georgia that we have water in our lakes and to come out to our dealers to check out new boats."

A major marketing event will take place this fall. Holiday Marina and JOA Marine are offering their dock space for a large in-water boat show for all members of MTA of Metro Atlanta.

Related

E-nnovation Lab to expand at 2018 Metstrade show

The growing demand for hybrid and electric engines is becoming more apparent within the leisure marine market, prompting Metstrade to introduce the E-nnovation Lab platform for electric propulsion technology.

Aluminum, tow boats lead moderate growth in May

Boat registrations were up 2.1 percent in May in the main powerboat categories, and rose 3.2 percent in all categories, according to preliminary data from Statistical Surveys Inc., a Michigan company that tracks new boat registrations.

Retaliatory tariffs on boats to EU start today

The 25 percent tariff the EU announced Wednesday on U.S.-built boats kicks in today, and a 10 percent tariff on boats sold to Canada will start July 1, prompting boatbuilders to worry they will lose sales to those countries.