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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 …

Click to enlarge In 2020, as the world has shut down, many people have rediscovered the benefits of being outdoors. In the United States, outdoor offerings, from camping to road trips, have seen a dramatic increase in interest. During this wave, the sharing economy app GetMyBoat saw a wave of new interest. The app is …

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 …

BILLINGS, MT, January 29, 2022 /24-7 PressRelease/ — The Billings RV and Boat Show and Sale in Metra Park is a place for RV and boat enthusiasts, people interested in buying an RV or boat for the first time, or those planning to upgrade their current unit! Montana’s top dealerships come to learn about high-end …

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 …

Columbus was cold and crisp Saturday morning, and salt left over from snow removal stained the sidewalk under steady foot traffic heading toward the Ohio Expo Center. But inside the Celeste Center and the Bricker Building, visitors dreamed of warmer temperatures and long days outdoors as they admired sparkling new boats and pontoons and peeked …

Opportunities for purchasing winter boats on the bay will be a little different this year, following a post-pandemic reshuffle. The Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show is postponed until January 2023, but a brand new show will launch this year at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Baltimore County. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced this …

OSHKOSH — The coronavirus pandemic has many people rethinking summer vacation. Opt for more outdoor activities like boating. Boating in Wisconsin is a $4 billion-a-year industry in Badger State, and some boat owners are seeing huge demand in business, aided by a smartphone app. GetMyBoat.com connects boat owners with renters across the country, including Wisconsin. …

Jeff Bezos isn’t the only one spending big on a new boat. Boat sales and rentals increased in 2020 as Americans sought out summer activities suitable for pandemics, and it doesn’t appear that interest has declined further this year. Charity Garey, co-owner of Lakeshore Marina in Chattanooga, Tennessee, told WRCB-TV that they were fully booked …

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 …

A boat rental sign is pictured on Monday April 12 at Dillon Marina. Dillon City Council will vote later this month on a resolution to raise prices for pontoon boat rentals at the marina.Photo by Sawyer D’Argonne / [email protected] Dillon plans to increase rental rates for pontoon boats at the marina this summer. Craig Simson, …

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 …

As data continues to pour in from 2020, it is increasingly clear that the coronavirus pandemic has affected the American economy and culture in various ways. Among the sectors which recovered last year: boating. The trend has been seen both nationally and in Wisconsin, according to statistics released Jan. 15 by the National Marine Manufacturers …

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 …

LOS ANGELES – Jean d’Assonville has finally found the boat of his dreams – not easy in the midst of a pandemic. He bought a 50ft sailboat, one he hopes to take around the world, and sold his 28ft at a time when a hot market for just about anything that floats is making buyers’ …

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – If you own a boat – or even a kayak or a jet ski – that just sits on a dock or on a trailer, you may be sitting on some extra income. “Business has been …” Karina Sanchez searches for the right words. “We can’t even believe how great the …

Heading to the Duluth Boat Show next weekend and looking to buy a new boat? You are not alone. The National Marine Manufacturers Association estimates that boat shows in the United States generate about half of all boat sales each year. And those sales are expected to be strong in 2020, up 2% from 2019 …

Mark your calendar for Friday March 20. It’s the first day of spring, and the warm weather means Missouri’s boating season won’t be far away. And that means many Missourians will be looking for a new or used boat to enjoy the state’s many waterways. There are 289,854 registered boats in Missouri, and boating continues …

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 …

The 50-foot luxury yacht dominated the showroom floor, its glossy black hull masking three well-appointed bedrooms, mahogany cabinets and six televisions inside. The Galeon 500 Fly, weighing 55,000 pounds and listed at $1.6 million, is the largest and most expensive boat at the 2019 Houston Boat Show held this week at the NRG Center. Johnny …

After bottoming out in 2009 and 2010, new boat and equipment sales in Missouri have rebounded astonishingly, riding a wave of buying that likely set a record for new boat sales in the state. Last year. Sales of new boats fell below $200 million in Missouri at the height of the recession, but hit a …

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% …

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. …

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 …

It’s summer, and rather than stay on land, we prefer to take to the water. But do not worry ; you don’t need your own boat. Fortunately, aquatic rental shops throughout the region are ready to meet your nautical needs. Whether you’re looking to cool off, explore the city from its waterways, or engage in …

Florida’s economy remains sluggish in many areas – foreclosures, home construction, job creation. But here’s a bright light: the state led the nation in boat sales in 2011. For most people, boats are the perfect purchase: they don’t need them. They want them. So when boats start to sell, it indicates that buyers are more …

After being hit by the financial crisis, the industry bottomed out last year when boat sales hit a record high of 137,000, a 55% drop from pre-2007 levels and a drop 14% compared to 2009. Expectations of a 10% increase in sales this year have been tempered by rising gasoline prices as well as economic …