46 million people went fishing in 2015

Fishing remains among the most popular outdoor activities for adults, according to the 2016 Special Report on Fishing released today by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and the Outdoor Foundation at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades Show (ICAST) in Orlando. The report reveals that more than 2.5 million people had their …
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Cruising Club of America celebrates 2015 award winners at annual dinner

Members of the Cruising Club of America (CCA) from across the globe assembled at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan to recognize their outstanding sailors of 2015 during the international organization’s Annual Awards Dinner on March 4, 2016. Representing a broad array of sailing achievements, the recipients of the 2015 Blue Water Medal, the […]
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Seminole Marine Group chosen as 2015 Boat Builder of the Year

The United Marine Manufacturers Association named Seminole Marine Group as the 2015 “Boat Builder of the Year” at its annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Seminole Marine Group, based in Cairo Georgia, is the maker of the Sailfish line of offshore fishing boats and the SouthWind line of deck boats. The award was presented to […]
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Sea-Doo Spark sales grew 35 percent in 2015

Sales of the Sea-Doo Spark continued to skyrocket in 2015, according to a research note provided to Powersports Business by BMO Capital Markets analyst Gerrick Johnson. In fact, the PWC displays “were among the most crowded of all displays at the New York Boat show. This was particularly true of BRP’s Sea-Doo display,” Johnson reports. […]
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Final numbers show growth for MDCE 2015

Final tabulations have been completed, and it’s official: the 2015 Marine Dealer Conference and Expo featured more than 4 percent growth in retail attendance, a 21-percent jump in Pre-Conference Workshop registrations, and a sold-out Expo Hall with more than 100 exhibitors. A total of 1,147 marine industry professionals from throughout North America and as far […]
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Priority One announces 2015 Above and Beyond winners

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Jessica Yaudes, Dawn Fields and Tyler “TJ” Johnson were recognized as the 2015 Above and Beyond employee award winners at Priority One’s annual holiday party on Saturday, December 5, 2015. Each year Priority One, the recreational industry’s oldest and largest F&I outsourcing provider, recognizes and rewards individuals who have gone above […]
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METS 2015: Boatbuilder awards recognize creativity

Italian entrepreneur Paolo Vitelli, who founded Azimut Yachts as a student in Italy and who later acquired the venerable Benetti brand, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement at METS. “People say that to succeed you need vision, you must suffer, and you need passion. In […]
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METS 2015: Boatbuilder awards recognize creativity

Italian entrepreneur Paolo Vitelli, who founded Azimut Yachts as a student in Italy and who later acquired the venerable Benetti brand, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement at METS. “People say that to succeed you need vision, you must suffer, and you need passion. In […]
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