Sea Ray dealer meeting set for Tennessee - Trade Only Today

Sea Ray dealer meeting set for Tennessee

Author:
Publish date:

Sea Ray Boats will welcome hundreds of people from around the world next week to its headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn., where the company unveils its 2012 lineup of boats and yachts, including the new 190 Sport and 410 Sundancer.

This two-day event, which begins Tuesday, is expected to draw more than 250 boat sellers from 25 countries.

“We moved our dealer meeting to September because it allows us to showcase more of our new model-year boats and because it is more convenient to our dealers, who come from all over the world,” Sea Ray vice president of marketing Rob Noyes said in a statement. “We are proud to be represented by the marine industry’s largest and best dealer network — more than 450 dealers in 84 countries — which in turn allows us to provide our customers with an exceptional ownership experience wherever they boat.”

Along with strategic seminars, the meeting will include manufacturing facility tours and demos of 21 Sea Ray boats from 18 to 45 feet. Sea Ray has incorporated updates across its 2012 product line, including new interior and exterior color packages, new vinyl and upholstery upgrades, new water-sports towers and new trailers.

On Sept. 22, Sea Ray will provide its VIP customers the same access to its boats and facilities during the one-day All Access Sales Event.

Related

E-nnovation Lab to expand at 2018 Metstrade show

The growing demand for hybrid and electric engines is becoming more apparent within the leisure marine market, prompting Metstrade to introduce the E-nnovation Lab platform for electric propulsion technology.

Aluminum, tow boats lead moderate growth in May

Boat registrations were up 2.1 percent in May in the main powerboat categories, and rose 3.2 percent in all categories, according to preliminary data from Statistical Surveys Inc., a Michigan company that tracks new boat registrations.

Retaliatory tariffs on boats to EU start today

The 25 percent tariff the EU announced Wednesday on U.S.-built boats kicks in today, and a 10 percent tariff on boats sold to Canada will start July 1, prompting boatbuilders to worry they will lose sales to those countries.