Marine Industry News

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Seven Marine 557 Outboard: In-Water Debut

It’s alive! Seven Marine has breathed life into its 557 outboard. The monster motor -- powered by 6.2 liters of supercharged Cadillac V8 -- was in the … [Read more...]

Boating Industry Announces Top 100 Dealers

Prince William Marina accepts the award from Boating Industry.

Boating Industry magazine recently held its seventh-annual Top 100 Dealers awards during the 2011 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando, Florida, … [Read more...]

Boating Safety: Lifejackets are the New Seatbelts

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Your intrepid boating journalist found some news about lifejackets that will likely affect you. Did you know that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) … [Read more...]

Credit Flow and Clean Boating Act Headline American Boating Congress Agenda

This year’s American Boating Congress will focus on several key issues, most notably the lack of access to credit and the shortage of financing available … [Read more...]

NMMA President Discusses State of the Industry

MIAMI BEACH - There's no question 2009 was a difficult year for the marine industry and, while challenges remain, boating is alive and well. That was the … [Read more...]

Boat Inventories From Bankrupt Dealerships Continue to Grow

National Liquidators’ Matthew Amata says there’s a disconnect between the number of boats repossessed from failed dealerships and those showing up … [Read more...]

Malibu Boats Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V Boat Reaches End of Production Run

Malibu Boats has announced that the last Corvette boat has motored off the assembly line and this storied production run is officially over. Photo Credit: … [Read more...]

Boat Dealers Who Respond To Leads Within Two Hours Have 20 Percent Conversion Rate

Dealers have a 20 percent conversion rate on leads that get a response within two hours, ARI/Channel Blade director of education Bob McCann told attendees … [Read more...]

Boating Industry Magazine Announces 24 Of The Top 100 Boat Dealers In North America Are Sea Ray Dealers

Brunswick has announced that according to a ranking by a leading marine trade publication, 24 of the top 100 boat dealers in North America are Sea Ray … [Read more...]

Small Business Administration’s Dealer Floorplan Program Will Need Some Work

Industry leaders are hopeful the Small Business Administration’s dealer floorplan program can help resolve one of the biggest problems facing marine … [Read more...]