Boats sustain considerable exposure from the elements while they are in the water, so boating dealerships can provide a first line of defense by offering workshops that focus on the essentials. These monthly workshops should start in January or February and continue through May. The breadth of these DIY projects can consume large chunks of time, so getting an early start is critical.Read More
Retail success for boating dealers involves reviewing the latest gadgets and trends and carefully selecting new products to stock in stores and online. From manufacturers designing vessels with new functionalities to ever-evolving marine electronics, technology continues to improve the boating experience. These advancements are providing enhanced comfort, reliability and safety. To meet consumer demands, remain competitive, increase consumer interest, improve sales and increase revenue, U.S. boating retailers can offer on-trend accessories. Below, the CrossCheck editorial team has compiled a sampling of top boating accessories for the 2018 season.Read More
From seasoned boaters to novices planning to take a turn at the wheel, consumer boating experience varies considerably. With each sale, boating dealers hand over the keys to years of memorable summers on a lake, or an accident in the making. Regardless of skill, all consumers can benefit from reviewing safety procedures and precautions. Boating dealers can discuss boating safety at the time of sale to help ensure safe-and-satisfied consumers and increase customer retention rates.Read More
With the tag line, “Intelligence you can profit from,” Boating Industry pulls no punches with its intent as a 90-year-old publication for marine dealers and industry professionals. Subscriptions are now offered in digital as well as print form while the company website presents a timely mix of news, featured stories, blog articles, resources, classifieds and employment opportunities.
On point, the news section on the day of this writing leads with a piece about representatives of the boating industry meeting with officials from the US Department of the Interior and the US Forest Service. According the the article, “outdoor recreation expansion and improvements” are part of the agenda in an industry that generates $646 billion in direct spending while supporting more than six million jobs in all 50 states.Read More
Using the tag line, “inspiring success through market intelligence,” the web portal of Power Sports Business magazine is a multi-dimensional resource for anyone in the industry. The magazine and website are published by EPG Media, LLC, a leading provider of statistics, news and information in the powersports and marine industries with titles including Boating Industry, Rider, Thunder Press and SnowGoer. The company is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Powersports dealerships, distributors, manufacturers, repair and service shops, and event planners can garner the latest trends, best practices and key industry statistics for developing more profitable and sustainable businesses. The content of the magazine and website complement one another, but they are hardly duplicate efforts.Read More
The 2014 Annual Report of ATV-Related Deaths and Injuries by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) indicates a decline in reported deaths and injuries resulting from ATV incidents, especially in the last 10 years. The improved numbers could rejuvenate a relatively flat ATV sales market in the USA from 2012 to 2014.Read More