SeeDealerCost, the pricing guide for boats, outboards, RVs and powersports equipment, said it surpassed 50,000 listings. The site allows users to see differences between invoice and MSRP, and how features and options are priced. “We started this website because we did not want the customer to feel disadvantaged,” president Paul Crewe said in a statement. “We found experts in their fields and asked questions … and, most importantly, gather[ed] dealer price data. We realized that there was a great need for information on many kinds of large-purchase recreational vehicles and products.”
MarineMax chief revenue officer Chuck Cashman was re-elected to a second year on the International Yacht Brokers Association board of directors. MarineMax brokerage sales executive James Corts joins him on the board, the company announced. “It’s essential to have a voice in the industry that is extremely customer-centric. James Corts and I will work hard to be direct and consistent conduits to the voice of the customer,” Cashman said.
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations said the Leisure Marine Association of the Middle East and North Africa is now a full member. “We are very proud and honored to become a member of such an esteemed, worldwide association as ICOMIA,” MENA chairman John Paul said in a statement. “We … look forward to being part of discussions on a global level to the betterment of the marine industry and are eager to learn about international best practices that may benefit all those that are active, regional leisure-marine participants, either from a business or an end-user perspective.”