Saltwater fishing grows on strength of technological innovation, forward-thinking designs

America’s growing love affair with saltwater fishing boats continues to blossom, as more and more consumers take the plunge and purchase a new fiberglass center console, dual console, walkaround or convertible. Fueled by innovative features, substantially improved fuel economy and overall ease of maintenance, the saltwater fishing category remains one of the brightest stars in …
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Boating United revamps website, grows advocacy through grassroots effort

In Boating Industry’s 2015 outlook survey, 79 percent of respondents listed government regulations as very or somewhat important to their business’s success in the coming year. Action will need to be taken by the industry to ensure legislators hear our concerns. And if we do not participate on our own behalf, who will? This is […]
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Economic Snapshot: GDP grows 5.0 percent, highest rate in 11 years

New home sales are unfortunately down from the previous year, but hopefully the strongest GDP growth in over a decade and some positive year-over-year gains in existing-home sales will keep everyone feeling cheerful for the holidays. GDP Third-quarter GDP was revised much higher than last month’s estimate, now reporting an increase of 5.0 percent for […]
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Torqeedo grows global sales team

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. – Continuing to expand its global sales team, the leader in electric propulsion, Torqeedo, welcomes Captain Todd Sims as its new global sales and product manager, hybrid systems. In this position, Sims will lead sales and create opportunities for the company’s newest offering, the Deep Blue Hybrid system.  “Todd is extremely knowledgeable […]
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Economic Snapshot: GDP grows in the second quarter

After extreme weather conditions brought about disappointing numbers in the first quarter, gross domestic product is seeing significant improvements. GDP grew 4.2 percent in the second quarter, a much stronger rebound than expected from last quarter’s 2.1 percent decrease. Last year, GDP in the second quarter increased 2.5 percent. The price index for gross domestic […]
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