Quick Hits: November 4, 2020

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The Seattle Boat Show is shifting to a digital format. It will take place on the same dates — Jan. 28-31 — but as a virtual event. Organizers say an appointment setting tool will allow buyers to schedule walkthroughs via Zoom or FaceTime, speak with boat builders and brokers and set in-person tours for a later date. “Interest and demand for boats and accessories are at an all-time high right now,” said Northwest Marine Trade Association president George Harris in a statement. “That‘s why we’re so pleased to be able to produce a rich digital experience that will allow boaters to easily shop, tour and compare boats and accessories all in one place and make a plan for 2021.” Click here for tickets and more information


Boat Registrations Continued to Soar

Strong demand continued through September.

2020: A Timeline

Changes ahead, changes behind: A long, strange year.

2020: What We Learned

A cross- section of industry leaders weighs in.

Inventory to Remain a Challenge in 2021

Retailer sentiment remained strong in October, but dealers see a shortage of boats as a hurdle for next year

Boatloads of New Boaters

The influx of newbies to recreational boating.

Amplifying Our Collective Voice

In this time of immense change, we all must continue to position the industry for a redefined future

Fortune Favors the Bold

Viking and Valhalla Boat Works had quite a FLIBS.