A letter from Trade Only publisher Michele Goldsmith


As the world is grappling with a matter of enormous scale and impact on humanity, our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the coronavirus.

Screen Shot 2020-03-19 at 10.50.23 AM

At Soundings Trade Only, are prioritizing the well-being of our staff and are all working from home. We believe it is our role and responsibility to keep you informed of the ever-changing news and to work with our industry partners to provide valuable information to make the best decisions as this situation unfolds. Through that lens, we will continue to communicate with you and ask that if you have news updates or other topics to discuss in these unprecedented times, please reach out to our editor in chief, Jeff Moser, at jmoser@aimmedia.com.

I wanted to personally reach out with wishes for the health and safety of you, your teams and families, and to thank you for your continued support through these difficult times.

Just prior to the pandemic, we were in the process of securing the services of one of the top leadership speakers who trains CEOs and senior management staff across the globe to join us the day before IBEX to provide a ½ day workshop. What keeps me going, is looking forward to the future, when this situation subsides, and we can bring these types of key events to you.

Thank you again for your loyalty to our brand and magazine. Please keep reading! It is our privilege to serve this community of passionate, innovative and caring marine industry people. We look forward to better news to come, time out on the water, and to seeing you soon.

Best regards,

Michele, Jeff & the entire Soundings Trade Only family

Michele J. Goldsmith

Publisher, Soundings Trade Only


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.

German Superyacht Yard Files for Bankruptcy

Nobiskrug cited a lack of orders, the Covid-19 pandemic and other factors in its decision to start the proceedings.

West Marine Acquired

The private-equity firm L Catterton will take a controlling interest in the retailer’s ownership.

Kicker Supports Two Events on Lake Havasu

The marine audio company will take part in the performance-boat events Super Cat Fest West and the Desert Storm Poker Run this weekend and next.

Bay Bridge Show Starts Tomorrow

The combined sail- and powerboat show runs through Sunday in Stevensville, Md.