SeaDek sponsors MRAA retail compensation study

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced that SeaDek Marine Products has come on board to support MRAA’s efforts to field and finalize a retail compensation and benefits study. As a manufacturer of non-skid, closed-cell EVA traction products, SeaDek has demonstrated a commitment to supporting the marine dealer body with its new membership with …
Boating Industry

Chaparral, Robalo upgrade to MRAA premier partner members

Chaparral Boats and Robalo Boats have upgraded their membership with the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas to a premier partner member. Based in Nashville, Ga., Chaparral Boats and Robalo Boats are one of the longest-standing boat builder members of the MRAA. “Chaparral and Robalo are proud to support and continue our partnership with the …
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Glidecoat signs new MRAA partnership

Glidecoat, a provider of products using Smart Surface Technology Nano-composite materials, has joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas as a partner member. Tested extensively by accredited laboratories and shown to deliver superior protection on all forms of water and extreme weather, Glidecoat products can also fully restore the original look and feel of watercraft …
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MRAA sponsors 2015 MDCE registration giveaway for MTA members

Attending the annual Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, being held Nov. 15-18 at the Orange County Convention Center, Rosen Plaza Hotel and Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla., is of critical importance to marine retailers. The event provides dealers with the tools and strategies they need to boost profits and bolster their businesses in today’s […]
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MRAA launches online marine industry directory

MINNEAPOLIS, – The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has made it easier than ever for marine industry suppliers to increase visibility in the marine marketplace and for dealers and retailers to locate potential business partners by launching a new online business directory, mraaindustrydirectory.com. The MRAA Marine Industry Directory contains hundreds of complimentary company listings for […]
Boating Industry

MRAA names certification development manager

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has brought Gerald “Jerry” Lofberg on board as its certification development manager to oversee recruitment of new participants in the Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program. In his role, Lofberg will reach out to marine retailers on a regular basis, talking to them about the incredible value […]
Boating Industry

MRAA unveils 2015 guides to success

MINNEAPOLIS — In today’s market, being a successful marine retailer means more than simply selling lots of boats; top dealerships excel in all areas of their business, including leadership, marketing, sales and service. That’s why the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is providing its members with the MRAA Rewards 2015 Guides to Success, a […]
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MRAA Educational Foundation raises more than $20,000

MINNEAPOLIS — The MRAA Educational Foundation has exceeded its goal of raising $ 20,000 in 2014 to provide financial support for education, training and professional development in the recreational marine trades. The foundation hit its fundraising goal during the recent Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, which took place Nov. 16-19 at the Orange County Convention Center […]
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Applications sought for MRAA Technical Scholarships

MINNEAPOLIS, October, 9, 2014 — The MRAA Educational Foundation is currently seeking applications from educational institutions for its 2014 MRAA Technical Scholarships. The Technical Scholarships provide a $ 3,000 scholarship to technical schools to assist well-deserving students who are studying recreational marine technology. The MRAA Technical Scholarship Fund was created to offer financial assistance for technical […]
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