VIDEO: For dealers, knowledge is king

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Dealers need to be much more than just salespeople. They need to be an authoritative source on the boats, engines and accessories they sell, according to Don MacKenzie, vice president of Boats Inc. in the Niantic section of East Lyme, Conn.

MacKenzie, along with technical writer Eric Sorensen and Will Keene, president of New Bedford, Mass.-based Edson, presented a seminar on Dealer and Product Experience at the 2011 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference.

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