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As spring rolls around in northeast Indiana, boats are selling out faster than the lake ice melts on a hot afternoon. “If we build it, it sells, right now,” said Jeff Haradine, vice president of sales for Barletta Boat Co., which builds pontoon boats in Bristol, near Elkhart. On the dealer side, “If we put …

DULUTH — If you’re going to kick trailer tires and ogle the shiny new boats at the Duluth Sport Show next week, you won’t be alone. And the word is, you better hurry and choose the model you want, otherwise it may not arrive in time for summer fun. Boat sales continue to sizzle in …

DULUTH — If you’re going to kick trailer tires and ogle the shiny new boats at the Duluth Sport Show next week, you won’t be alone. And the word is, you better hurry and choose the model you want, otherwise it may not arrive in time for summer fun. Boat sales continue to sizzle in …

This is a special feature of the Cruisers Yachts 38 GLS: a beach door lowers to transform it into a bathing platform. It’s just one of the cool high-tech designs on one of more than 100 boats of all types at the Javits Center for the Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show. The show, which …

The 6th Annual Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held April 29-May 1 at Safe Harbor Essex Island, located in Essex, CT. On display will be new and brokerage, motor and sail models ranging from 20 feet to over 65 feet from the main boat brands. In addition to the boats on the docks, the …

January 21, 2022 1:26 p.m. Job : January 21, 2022 1:26 p.m. Copyright 4 News Now SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Boat Show is back, but with a new twist. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the event will not take place at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center. Instead, they plan to hold a “boat parade” …

In 2020, Minnesota ranked fifth in the nation for boat and boating accessory sales, according to data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). That year, Minnesotans purchased $1.1 billion worth of motorboats, engines, trailers and accessories. This marked a 14% increase over the previous year. North Carolina topped Minnesota with $1.2 billion in boat-related …

The boating industry has undoubtedly been one of the big, if not the biggest, winners of the pandemic era. Sales are up across all vessel categories, from entry-level runabouts to superyachts, with major retailers such as Clearwater-based MarineMax enjoying record revenues. Led by CEO Brett McGill, MarineMax posted $1.24 billion in revenue in 2020, a …

Directory Portland Boat Show sets sail Wednesday for a five-day trip through the Portland Expo Center. The show continues to ride through the pandemic pandemonium and promises to be even better than the 2021 event, where boat dealers sold their (limited) salon inventory for the first time in 61 years. Now in its 62nd year, …

As record crowds converged on the Fort. The Myers Boat Show last weekend’s success confirmed two observations that virtually every other fall show has also confirmed: first, boaters want shows and they will show up; and second, even with inventory shortages, dealers can find a way to put up good boat displays. Flight. The Myers …

Jeff Flock of FOX Business chats with Sailtime member John Palmer about the boating boom. More boaters than ever are going to the water this summer, and demand is being driven by new boat owners. Last year, the market for boat and marine product sales jumped to $ 47 billion, up 9% year-on-year, while it …

John-Michael Donahue, vice president of NMMA, noted that many people started buying boats when the COVID-19 pandemic began. “The boating industry is seeing an increase in the number of first-time boat buyers, attracting a wider network of Americans looking for an outlet to spend quality time with loved ones, helping drive industry growth,” he said. …

Use and sales of boats have increased during the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in long wait times for new ships and congested waterways that include Portage Lakes in Summit County. Ohio Department of Natural Resources officer Scott Stafford said the increase in aquatic activity, from boating to swimming, was evident in the Portage Lakes. “Last year …

It’s not often that the stars align for people in the boating industry, but Don MacKenzie, president of Boats Inc. in Niantic, says the stars are aligned now. “This industry very rarely benefits from it, but right now we are. We have low interest rates, low fuel prices and a 2.99% sales tax on boats,” …

BOAT usually means ‘bust another thousand,’ but boat buyers this year might not have that option. Sales in 2020 have been historically high, resulting in low inventory levels and increased delays. More than 320,000 boats were sold in 2020, reports Trade Surveys Only Today. Sales are a 12-year high, with industry segments reporting increases of …

People see yachts during the Miami International Boat Show in Miami, Florida. Marco Bello | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Boat sales soared last year during the coronavirus pandemic, as more Americans turned to living in more flexible work environments that allowed people to spend more. time to enjoy the outdoors. Sales of boats, marine …

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Amid unprecedented job losses, one Minnesota industry is hiring heavily – and it’s probably the last industry you would think of in the winter. The boating industry is booming, and Jake Jacobson can attest to that. He is the general manager of Rapid Marine in Ham Lake. READ MORE: Hastings community mobilizes …

Tired of crouching under the security restrictions imposed in the event of a pandemic, people are eager to get out on both land and sea. Similar to the surge in bicycle purchases, the boating industry has seen an increase in sales, especially for first and second buyers, primarily in the 30 to 50 foot range. …

getty As the coronavirus has impacted – and continues to impact – the entire travel and tourism industry as a whole, it turns out that the boat rental market has seen an increase. significant bookings throughout 2020 and into the new year. According to Boatsetter, the world’s largest peer-to-peer boat rental market, hours on the …

the Stuart Boat Show 2021 open Friday with sunny skies and cool but comfortable temperatures. If it were another year, things at the Treasure Coast’s largest maritime trade show might look normal. Most of the time, they are. However, just as we learn with all other aspects of life as we know it, there are …

CHICAGO–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – With increased interest in outdoor recreation activities and ways to distance oneself, consumer demand for new boats has increased across the country in 2020. The National Association of Boat Manufacturers (NMMA), which represents North American manufacturers of pleasure craft, engines and marine accessories, reports that retail unit sales of new powerboats in …

Drivers have pushed the Premier tritoons to their handling limits in recent testing. Photo: Premier Marine / Paul Zirbes Ask David Rothwell of Carefree Boat Sales what a difference it will make an extra 50 or 100 horsepower and he will read the book to you. In early December, Rothwell brought together outboard and propeller …

When the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States, the boating industry quickly suffered. The virus struck in the middle of the spring season, a prime time every year when first-time boaters begin to jump into the boating lifestyle, and a time when boat owners pull the trigger. their next purchase. In mid-April, sales plummeted and …

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has proposed to repeal the sales tax cut and the sales tax cap on all boat sales in the state. Additionally, Senator Vin Gopal introduced Senate Bill 2847, which would also repeal both. The NMMA strongly opposes both efforts and is actively working with stakeholders in the boating industry to …

Meredith Punthrangkul, left, bought a boat in July because two summer vacations were canceled due to COVID-19. She appreciates the extra family time with her husband Michael, daughter Devon and son Thai that the boat has given them. Meredith Punthrangkul bought a boat in July because the vacations of two families of her husband Michael …

As many companies continue to struggle during the coronavirus pandemic, the boating industry has more than kept afloat. With the public health crisis canceling many summer plans including camps, sporting events and vacations, boat dealers are seeing a spike in interest from people wanting to get out on the water and distance themselves. socially safe. …

Summer waters are wide open and more Americans than ever are heading to sea. Now that coronavirus-related boating restrictions have been lifted in all 50 states and the pandemic has canceled various summer plans, including camps, sporting events and vacations, the boating industry is seeing a spike in interest to get out on the water. …

CHICAGO–(COMMERCIAL THREAD)–The National Association of Boat Manufacturers (NMMA), representing North American manufacturers of pleasure craft, engines and marine accessories, today announced that when finalizing 2019 sales figures, retail sales of new powerboats Expected to remain in 2019 at around 280,000 units, the second highest total since 2007. The busy winter boat show season kicks off …

Hans Steiner, owner and co-founder of Hans’ Boat Works, stands in his backyard which currently stores around 120 boats. Steiner has been in the boating industry since he was young and has 38 years of experience in the industry. Photo by Frank Lopez published on July 17, 2019 – 13:15Written by Frank Lopez With rising …

In the first seven years after the Great Recession, Rick Dieterich discovered that his Mystic business, Springline Yacht Sales, was in trouble. But things started to improve in 2016, and then in 2018 he had a record turnover of $ 3.6 million. While 2019 isn’t even half over, it has made $ 3.9 million in …

CHICAGO–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – As the summer boating season kicks off this weekend, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today announced new data that shows unit sales of new powerboats in the United States have reached 276,000 in 2018, a 4% increase from 2017, the highest levels the U.S. boating industry has seen in 11 years. …

After struggling during the Great Recession, boat sales are rising again in the United States and southern Nevada. Newly released data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association and its 2016 Recreational Boating Statistical Summary indicate that the $36 billion U.S. boating industry is at its strongest. high after the recession. “The industry has grown 6% …

HARBOR SPRINGS – A new generation will pave the way for Irish Boat Shop, a marina and shipyard with a history stretching back over 55 years. The company recently announced that its board of directors has elected Susan Irish Stewart as chairman of the board, in which she succeeds her father and Irish Boat Shop …

Ten years ago, Drew Wickham never thought of becoming a boater. Not only does he now own a boat, but Wickham also operates upstate New York’s largest boat show – the Central New York Boat Show. This four-day boat show will feature over 500 new models of power and sailboats from over 50 boat dealers. …

More than 100,000 manufacturers, retailers, brokers and buyers gathered in Miami for one of the largest boating industry events in the world. Each year, the Miami International Boat Show and the luxury Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach take place simultaneously. Showboat events feature thousands of personal watercraft and accompanying water accessories, all of …

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the start of a new year, the US boating industry estimates that 2014 will see a 5-7% increase in new motorboat sales with continued growth of another 5% in 2015, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). This is the third straight year of steady growth for the industry coming out of …