Skip to main content

MRAA signs deal for online education training

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Spader Business Management formed an online education partnership.

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Spader Business Management formed an online education partnership, resulting in the launch of three new courses within the MRAA Interactive Virtual Training System.

“The longstanding relationship between Spader and the MRAA is based on a shared mission to support the professional development of marine dealers and their employees,” MRAA vice president Liz Walz said in a statement.

“By extending our partnership to include virtual training, we can not only offer Spader’s first-class educational programming to a whole new audience, but we can also serve the dealers our organizations currently reach in a deeper way, bringing this highly impactful training to their entire teams.”

Led by Spader Business Management President John Spader and divided into eight chapters, “One Dollar Empowerment” headlines the group of new offerings.

The course seeks to help dealers understand financial metrics and initiate financial conversations with their teams regarding topics that include key expense ratios to monitor, how to calculate those ratios and tactics to improve net profit.

The pair of other new courses, “Adaptability: The Single Best Predictor of Success” and “Effective Leaders and Managers” by Michael O’Connor, are also now available for purchase.

“We’ve been researching the opportunity to serve the dealer community through online education for years,” Spader said. “MRAA’s virtual training platform came along at the right time, allowing us to expand our service to the boating industry alongside a trusted partner.”

Related

1_WHALESACTION

NMMA: Proposed Speed Rule an ‘Existential Threat’ to Industry

The association is calling on every marine brand, employee and boat owner to file public comment by Oct. 31 over a sweeping regulation to protect North Atlantic right whales.

1_AXOPAR

Axopar and Nimbus Renew Agreement

The boatbuilders have entered an agreement whereby Nimbus Group will retain exclusive rights to sell Axopar boats on the Swedish market.

1_IAN

Hurricane Ian Leaves Devastation in Florida

The storm left a wide swath of destruction, heavily impacting marine interests from Tampa Bay to Marco Island.

Norm

Email Is Your Ticket to Holiday Sales

Developing an effective email campaign can bolster sales and help fill winter coffers at your dealership.

1_NMRA

NMRA Presents Annual Awards

Edson CEO Will Keene and ComMar Sales president Tim Conroy were recognized for their contributions to the marine industry.

1_ PULSE.PING.2

DEALERS: Are Interest Rates Impacting Demand?

This month’s Pulse Report survey asks dealers whether interest rate increases are causing a downturn in boat sales. Take the survey here.

1_EPROPULSION

EPropulsion, Mack Boring Partner with Crest

Pontoon builder Crest will use an ePropulsion Navy 3.0 Evo electric outboard motor and an E175 battery for its 2023 Current model.

1_BENETEAU

Beneteau Reports Significant H122 Growth

The company reported that its revenue grew 8.6 percent and income increased by 30 percent during the first half of 2022.