As boat sales normalize, it’s essential to keep the customers you have. Here’s what not to do.
Shuttered because of the pandemic, the boat show’s I-X Center venue was acquired and will stage the event in a newly reconfigured space.
The Northwest Marine Trade Association has compiled sales and registration data that suggest a need to “return to a more traditional sales process.”
Giving away items, either for promotion or as a token of thanks, goes a long way to building customer loyalty.
The newly formed Aquatic Invasive Species Commission will take aim at Asian carp and other invasives at the federal level.
The new law lays out specific safety requirements for wakesurfing and wakeboarding activities. Meanwhile, the Orlando Boat Show will kick off the fall schedule.
With rough economic seas on the horizon, visiting the retail front lines can cement relationships and ensure repeat business. Also, the Fort Myers show turns 50 this year.
Boaters are ponying up at the pump, but will they forego in-store gear purchases to keep their budgets intact? Also, the Seattle Boat Show will shorten its weekday hours for 2023.
Anglers hooked up with 100 fish during the recent Ladies Let's Go Fishing event. Meanwhile, the funeral vessel that carried Winston Churchill needs a benefactor.
The devices, deployed as part of a pilot program, skim and collect debris from the water, including microplastics. Meanwhile, MBIA announces scholarship funds.
These keys to successful selling can help you create customers who keep coming back, even when sales dip
The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association partnered with “A Bed for Every Child” to build beds for families in need.
The great strides in water quality that the CWA has created have been a huge benefit to boating, but there’s a lot more that remains to be done.
Recognizing the rise in outdoor recreation and new boaters, the social media campaign encourages all people to take responsibility for the health and safety of Maine’s waterways
The NMMA is holding a webinar to examine the political and economic impacts of implementing electrification in the marine industry. Meanwhile, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act needs our help.
Catch a Special Thrill events take special-needs and underserved kids out on the water for a day of fishing and fun.
The RBFF releases good news about fishing participation while NOAA scientists call for another active hurricane season.
The bill aims to improve labeling at the pump to help consumers avoid misfuelling with high-ethanol blended fuels
We’re selling the No. 1 family fun experience, and Memorial Day weekend is upon us, so don’t get consumed in a downward spiral. Meanwhile, the Coast Guard is reminding boaters to avoid E15 this summer.
A recent study found that dozens of pharmaceuticals are turning up in fish. The culprit: wastewater facilities that can’t remove medicines that the human body doesn’t process.
The May 21-27 observance takes on heightened importance with the thousands of newcomers to boating. Meanwhile, bass fishing lost a legend with the death of Ray Scott.
NOAA has started electronic tracking of charter boats in the Gulf of Mexico. Could recreational anglers be next?
With 15 percent ethanol-blended gasoline approved for summer use, “it’s déjà vu all over again.” Meanwhile, MRAA is offering a wealth of resources for dealers to get into the preowned market.
As the association marks its Golden Anniversary, recalling its successes is a reminder of the important work MTAs do and why you should be a member of one.