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Soundings Trade Only Celebrates 40 Years


2019 marks the 40 Anniversary of Soundings Trade Only, forty years of marine industry journalism.

In anticipation of the anniversary year, Soundings Trade Only’s monthly magazine has been redesigned, and the daily e-newsletter and website have been improved. For a look at our Global Marine Industry issue, please visit: here

The June anniversary issue looks back at North America’s marine industry over the last four decades, the economic trends, companies, leaders, families as well as international brands, boats and people that have impacted and pushed the boating business forward. We invite you take a look at this special issue of Soundings Trade Only.

A look back at the four decades of industry history and of Soundings Trade Only will continue throughout 2019.


Our 40 year celebration will culminate with the Soundings Trade Only 40 Anniversary Gala the evening of Monday, September 30, 2019 at the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL. We invite you to join us for an unforgettable evening including dinner, dancing and more. Thank you to our gala sponsors: Yamaha, Volvo Penta, Prospeed/OceanMax, Lumishore, IBEX, Fusion Entertainment, Correct Craft Boats. Tickets available from July 15. For tickets and more information, please visit

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Employees Assume Ownership of Imtra Business

Creating an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), the New Bedford, Mass.-based company has sold ownership rights to its employees.

Raymarine Cyclone Radars Win Good Design Award

The company’s next-generation, open-array radar design won the 2021 global design award in the “research and technology” category.

Brunswick Announces Winners of Sustainability Awards

The new program recognizes excellence in sustainable, responsible practices among Brunswick employees and teams.

Eager Anticipation

The industry awaits the debut of the integrated Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show

Multihull Mover

With two new 28-foot models, Aquila continues to maximize the presence of power catamarans in the broader marketplace

A New Space Jam

Boaters want bigger, more powerful multifunction displays, and designers are innovating to meet the demand

Nothing but Net

The SeaPen portable dry dock makes storage easier for the increasing number of outboard-powered boats

Upgrading a Marina Management System

Technology can help streamline marina operations, increase revenue and optimize the guest experience

High-Tech Vision

The latest advancements in low-light cameras make it safer to navigate when visibility wanes