Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust holds boat fundraiser auction

The Massachusetts Marine Trades Educational Trust is currently running a fundraiser boat auction. The MMTET is auctioning off a 2016 Robalo R160 boat package complete with a 70HP Yamaha outboard engine and a matching trailer. The auction will run through the final day of the New England Boat Show Sunday, Feb. 19 with the highest …
Boating Industry

Mark’s Marine: Fishing seminars add value for boat sales

Mark’s Marine, Inc. has been hosting fishing seminars for a few years, and they have been incredibly popular with its customer base. These informal classes help fishing enthusiasts learn how to use their fishing boats – which Mark’s Marine sells – better and more often. Now, the seminars have grown so much that Mark’s Marine …
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RBFF’s Boat Registration Marketing Program brings 50,000 boaters back to water

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced its 2016 Boat Registration Marketing Program brought over 50,000 lapsed boaters back to the water. The program, now in its fifth year, generated a high response rate and lift. “A stable and engaged base of boaters is essential to the future of our industry,” says RBFF President …
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Boat dealer same-store sales down 10.1 percent in December

Boat dealers closed out 2016 on a negative note, with same-store sales dropping in December. It was the first year-over-year drop in same-store sales for dealers since June 2016, down 10.1 percent from 2015. That’s according to the latest report from CDK Global Recreation, which is based on data from users of the company’s Lightspeed …
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Boat sales continue growth in November

Year-over-year growth in boat sales held steady in November, with the strongest growth in fishing and ski boats, according to the latest Info-Link Bellwether report. According to Info-Link, the Bellwether report tracks sales of powerboats across the country based on new U.S. boat registrations on a rolling 12-month basis. Bellwether states are geographically dispersed states …
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Same-store boat dealer sales jump in November

Same-store boat dealer sales were up for the fourth month in a row in November. Overall, sales were up 14.5 percent for the month compared to November 2015, with sales increasing across all categories. That’s according to the latest report from CDK Global Recreation, which is based on data from users of the company’s Lightspeed …
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Torqeedo powers BBC boat on Amazon River for documentary

Torqeedo, an electric marine propulsion provider, worked with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) to power its natural history documentary team’s boat on the Amazon River. There, they filmed pink river dolphins in the water and jaguars on shore, for its latest “Planet Earth II” series. It will be presented by Sir David Attenborough on BBC …
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