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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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FAF Brings New Anglers into the Fold

The nonprofit organization will leverage Giving Tuesday on Nov. 29 to raise funds for its grassroots fishing and boating participation efforts.


Naos Yachts Plans New Offices

The San Francisco Bay area location will expand the dealer’s midcoast footprint and help grow its Groupe Beneteau, Lagoon, Neel, CNB Yachts, Four Winns and Wellcraft brands.


Trade Only Today Returns Monday

The e-newsletter will not publish Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.


Correct Craft Gives Back

Employees spent a day serving at the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, impacting more than 500 kids in need.


GH Motion Launches All-Electric Lift

The GH70e mobile boat lift is powered by a modular solar/battery system and has a 65-ton capacity.


Dealers: Are You in Compliance?

A new FTC Safeguards Rule designed to protect consumers’ personal information goes into effect Dec. 9 — are you prepared?


NMMA Canada President Steps Down

NMMA Canada president Sara Anghel is leaving the recreational boating trade group after nearly 15 years of service.


Ohio Ordered To Get Serious About Algae

Many are applauding a judge’s proposed consent decree that will serve as a roadmap to address western Lake Erie’s chronic algal blooms.